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Nokia Announces New Music+ Service for Lumia Phones

Nokia has announced that it'll offer an updated music app for Lumia smartphones with a new premium subscription service dubbed Music+.

Priced at €3.99/$3.99 a month with a roll out scheduled for sometime in the coming weeks, those using the existing (free) Nokia Music service can upgrade to Music+, which offers a host of incentives.

Users will be able to utilize unlimited skips in the Mix Radio segment and are also offered unlimited downloads for offline playback. The service also delivers audio at a higher quality, alongside karaoke-centric lyric sheets displayed when a song is playing.

Moreover, users will be able to stream music directly from a web browser. Non-premium subscribers, meanwhile, will still be offered 17 million tracks via Mix Radio.

"It's the only smartphone music service out there offering access to millions of songs out of the box without the need to sign up, sign in, or suffer adverts in between enjoying the music," said Nokia's vice president of its entertainment division, Jyrki Rosenberg.

"When you add in the ability to skip songs and save playlists for offline uses like the tube, you have something unique. This is for people who care enough about music to pay something for more quality and choice, but don't want to pay €9.99 monthly."

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