Missing unlimited downloads on Nokia MixRadio on Lumia 630? You're not alone!
Nokia MixRadio provides ad-free music streaming and DRM-free downloads on Nokia Lumia devices. If you’ve bought a Lumia 630 already or tried a device somewhere, you’d have run into an issue with Nokia MixRadio.
While Lumia 630 comes with three months of unlimited music downloads, if you head to the Store on MixRadio, you get an error message - Downloading songs or albums is no longer possible but MixRadio has 100’s of hours of free music mixes ready for you to enjoy.
I quite panicked fearing changes in the service and if the unlimited downloads have been pulled off. However, I checked with a Product Manager in the Nokia MixRadio team at Microsoft and learnt that there’s some technical issue with unlimited downloads at the moment. The folks are working on it, and it will be fixed soon. Once it is fixed, you should get to see ‘Activate subscription’ option just below sign in. You can then activate your subscription and enjoy unlimited downloads.
The issue only affects the Lumia 630 devices, and the Store works all well on other Lumia devices. Let us know in the comments if you’ve hit the same issue, or if the Store works for you.
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By Jez Corden
MS has this weeks update left to save face... I hope they do it up rizite❕❕❕
So, WP8.1 has a less than average music experience after all.... But, something keeps telling this weeks update might be a little better.. I just feel it!
So, now the experience sux, but in time it should greatly improve, and be way better than even Zune... Evidence? Notice that the new app is a universal app, sharing code with the XBM app in W8.... MS has been working on the code for the app, the part we don't see, and now they are actually working on the UX.. But, we ask why so late? And, why isn't it ready for the release of WP8.1? The awnswer to that is MS had to prioritize, and get WP8.1 finished, and out the door.. The team that was working on the new app was obviously stripped, and put on other more important projects to finish 8.1... Think back when the new app first came out.. It sucked, but we saw nothing in the form of updates,or news, about it.. That's because it was put on hold.. So, after 8.1 was RTM'd the team reassembled, and began back working on the app.. This is where we are today, and we're looking forward to the third update to the app in about 5 weeks... Basically, what MS decided to do with WP7x going to WP8x is exactly what they are doing with XBM on WP.. It's all about what's going on with W8... Starting over with WP8.0, and the new XBM app kinda sucks because it seriously slows down "progress" but it was the right choice as far as MS being able to scale WP even further than before... Don't worry, one day soon the XBM experience on WP will be excellent.. It's imminent, but it sucks waiting for it to happen.
Not able to download.
Still living in the past I see....
I was gonna say that one of the things that make the XBM app seem horrible is how it renders on 1080p screens... How does the resolution look on yours? Sharp, or blury?
Can you dig out some info on MixRadio+ availability in India?
And when are they going to provide high bit rate download from phones? (as of now, with the unlimited download subscription, if we download from phone app, it downloads the low bit rate versions, as opposed to PC app, which downloads higher bit rate versions.)
Now, It tells that you can only download from mobile.
Don't know what they are up to.
One word of caution though, the site says that it will send the redeem code via SMS but it never does. Instead you should use the code from the payment receipt after successful payment is made. Don't close the window or else you'll lose the code forever!
SREEKANTH A S