Nokia is joining the ranks of paid online music services like Rhapsody and Spotify with its new Music+ service, its just like the current Nokia Music app (which is exclusive to Nokia Lumia phones) but now with a monthly fee of $3.99; you get these added features:
Unlimited skips. Whether you like to skip from track to track, or just want extra control over what you hear. There’s no stopping you with Nokia Music+.
Unlimited downloads. The free service allows you to download up to four Mixes (each of which contains hours of music) and play them without an Internet connection. The paid service removes this limit – you can download a massive supply of offline music you can swap as you wish.
Higher quality. We were surprised by the high quality of streaming music from Nokia Music, even over a 2.5G connection. Nokia Music+ allows you to download music at eight six times the existing quality. Plus, you can set rules to only download high quality when you’re on WiFi, for example.
Lyrics. Words to the songs you’re listening to, right on your Nokia Lumia. Either in a scrolling list, Karaoke-style format, or a display you can scroll up and down.
On your desktop. The Nokia Music+ subscription also gives you access to the service without your phone. A web-app gives you the ability to play Mixes on your computer, smart TV or other connected screens.
This makes Nokia Music+ the cheapest online music service, that allows you to download songs (unlimited) in high quality and see lyrics as your favourite songs are playing.
Time will tell if Nokia Music+ will give Rhapsody and Spotify a run for their money.
Nokia Music+ is now available on your Lumia phone, just go to you Nokia Music App, head over to settings and select "upgrade". You can try it out for 7days or subscribe a month for $3.99.