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Nokia launches free music streaming service in the U.S.

News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday September 04, 2012.

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Nokia has joined the melee of companies competing to deliver the best music streaming service. The Finnish company has just launched Nokia Music, a new music app free to Nokia Lumia device owners in the U.S. Rather than follow the on-demand option of Spotify, Nokia Music is closer to the algorithm-based radio format of Pandora. The app features more than 150 curated playlists for specific genres and subgenres of music, but users can also create their own playlists based on their favorite artists.

Nokia Music features "millions" of songs, according to Nokia, all of which are available to listeners at no cost. There are no requirements for registration or subscription, and no ads will play when listening to music. The app also supports offline listening and a Gig Finder feature that lists nearby concerts. Nokia Music is available for download to Nokia Lumia 900 and Nokia Lumia 710 phones. It is also likely to launch on the Windows Phone 8 device expected to debut at Nokia's press event tomorrow.

source: Nokia

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