Mix it up with Nokia Music+
LIKE other streaming music services, Nokia has introduced a second tier to its Nokia Music Mix Radio where you pay to get more features. Nokia Music+ is a subscription service available to Lumia users for $4.99 a month, although you can sign up for a free seven-day trial.
What do you get?
If you don’t like the song in the curated playlist you’ve downloaded, just skip it. With Music+, you have infinite skips. With Music+ you can download an unlimited number of mixes for offline playback. You also have the ability to select higherquality audio when connecting through wi-fi. If you just listen to music on your phone through basic earbuds, this might not be of interest. But if you connect your phone to an audio dock, then going for better quality is a sensible option. There is also the option of seeing the lyrics to the songs being played. Nokia pitches this as being handy for people who enjoy impromptu karaoke sessions. So although it is a feature of the Music+, it probably won’t be a very popular one. One of the key advantages is that you can listen to your Music+ stream through a PC or a tablet.
Howdo you get it?
Lumia users can upgrade to Music+ by selecting Nokia Music from the file area, clicking on settings and then upgrade. One you activate the subscription, you click on Mix Radio to download your playlists.
If a paid streaming music service is not your cup of tea, Lumia users can download Pandora, a personalised radio app you can find in the Windows Phone Store. You select your favourite artist, song or composer and Pandora will create a customised station playing similar tracks.