Nokia has announced an upgrade to its Nokia Music Service, bringing a range of new features including unlimited tracks and an offline option.
The service, to be called Nokia Music+, will be a subscription service that will cost €3.99 per month, which fares well when compared to competitive services.
As well as being able to download unlimited playlists for offline playback, the new Music+ service will allow unlimited track skipping, plus an option to listen to music at a higher quality when connected via WiFi. Many music tracks will stream lyrics along with the playback, and the service can also be accessed via internet connected devices, such as PC's and Tablets.
The announcement will be welcome for owners of Nokia Lumia devices, which are not supported by other well known music streaming services such as Spotify.
Vice President for Entertainment at Nokia, Jyrki Rosenberg, said: “By removing barriers like adverts and sign-ins, Nokia Music makes it easy for users to discover and enjoy music on the go. Nokia Music+ now provides increased control over the listening experience at half the cost of many third party services. Nokia Music is great for discovering new music, and we have found that there is a core of users that want even more of it. This is how Nokia Music+ came about. By introducing features like infinite skips and unlimited downloads, we are opening the doors for unlimited music discovery at only €3.99 per month”
Nokia Music+ will be available to Nokia Lumia owners as a paid update to the existing free Nokia Music service. The plan is for the service to be rolled out during the first quarter of 2013 across the US and Europe.