Nokia Music unveils free music streaming for U.S.

Nokia has announced that their music streaming service is to finally get launched in the U.S. Whilst many countries have seen the service up and running for a while the U.S. has, to date, been left out in the cold.

Not so anymore, Nokia brags about their service having over 150 playlists from Detroit house to Classical music. U.S. users will also be able to take advantage of creating custom playlists and even downloading the playlist for offline use.

Here’s what Nokia had to say about the U.S. launch:

“The USA is the most vibrant and competitive digital music market in the world - by a wide margin. We have worked extra hard to ensure our service meets the expectations of the demanding, active and inspired music fans in the USA. I would like to challenge everyone to try Nokia Music and see just how easy and enjoyable the service is to use," says Jyrki Rosenberg, VP of Entertainment at Nokia.”

Know what? The good news keeps on coming, U.S. users will also be able to use the location based “gig finder” to help take the strain out of deciding where to go. I really like Nokia music, the automatic playlists and curated variant are really rather good. The free service is a real bonus for anyone that owns a Lumia handset. The press release goes on to say that it will be available to those that have Lumia 900 and 710 devices.

Interestingly Nokia also adds,

“A separate announcement today will unveil collaboration between Nokia Music, AT&T and Green Day around the band's new album Uno. The promotion will see Green Day perform an exclusive concert and provide exclusive playlists to Nokia Music for AT&T consumers.”

We wonder will this be something to do with tomorrow? Seems Nokia are getting their services and apps in alignment just in time for the big day.

The launch of Nokia Music in the U.S. is certainly good news. We’d love to know what you think. Oh and while we are at it, we would love to know how you use the Nokia Music services.

EDIT: Currently, you can try and download in the US but for us it is still yet working. Either Nokia will have a new version or the Marketplace needs to push to the US.

Source: Nokia

Robert Brand