Deezer (www.deezer.com) is a music streaming and discovery service available in multiple markets. The company already has clients for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone, but the team has released a new version for the mobile platform. Version 2.0 completely revamps the UI to make it feel more clean and modern. Just like the recent update for ESPNcricinfo, you'll be greeted by a clear, white and simply gorgeous interface.
What's more is the development team behind the Deezer app has also addressed bugs and fixed stability issues that plagued the client and made it nigh impossible to enjoy music playback. The new UI, coupled with the improvements and problems addressed, really make it difficult to choose between the likes of Xbox Music, Nokia Music, Deezer and other solutions.
If you're with EE or Orange here in the UK, you'll be able to enjoy free access to the Deezer service (doesn't count towards data usage). For everyone else - you can listen to an unlimited number of tracks for 12-months at no cost with an ad-supported service (restricted to just 2 hours per month after the 12 months is up).
Should you wish to upgrade to the premium plans, the adverts are disabled and more features are introduced. It's a great way to trial the service out before looking to upgrade - there's also a 15 day free trial for both of the subscription options. As well as streaming, Deezer enables you to sync music to devices for offline playback, receive hand-picked recommendations from editors and tune into thousands of themed and artist radio channels.
There must be something in the air lately, or developers and companies are starting to realise just how beautiful Windows Phone apps can be when designed with the Modern UI in mind. You can download Deezer from the Windows Phone Store (available for both Windows Phone 7 and 8 - region restricted - Not Available in the U.S.). Thanks, Andy, for the tip!