Style Jukebox is an interesting, cloud-based service that enables you to enjoy your music collection wherever you may be. Available for Windows and Windows Phone, as well as competitor platforms, we've followed the development of Style Jukebox since the original version of the Windows Phone app was released some time ago. Today we're revisiting the app, which has been majorly updated with a new look and premium account support.
If you've used Style Jukebox previously, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how good the app looks with this latest release. Screaming Modern UI, it's an absolute joy to use, though we'd like it if it weren't required for you to use the Windows client to create an account. Not a deal breaker, but something to consider if you've not got access to a computer temporarily. So what else is new in the update along with the new look?
Automatic music import from Dropbox and SkyDrive is now supported. This means you can clear up space on your personal cloud storage services, while keeping all your files together in one location, which is accessible through any Style Jukebox app. It just works, if you will. Really neat addition and one we're sure fans will warmly welcome.
Now, we've noted before how Style Jukebox is free to use (bar the fee for the paid app without advertisements), but the team has unveiled a premium account option for those hardcore music lover who require 400TB drives for their collections to be stored. With the free account, you get a generous 1,000 song limit - more than enough for most who simply desire a means to stream favourite playlists, but what if you require more? This is where premium comes into play.
Providing extra storage, the optional upgrade (which costs $2.99/month or $24.99/year) includes a limit increase to 20,000 songs; files that are up to 1GB in size (for those massive megamixes); FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC and M4A formats supported; and up to 10 devices linked to any one account. It's not a bad option, especially if you find yourself hitting a streaming wall and require a higher limit for songs and hardware.
Here's a sweet video introducing you to the service:
You can download Style Jukebox from the Windows Phone Store for $1.49 - free version available, but ad-supported (right QR code). Best of all: it's completely free to use, unless you'd like to upgrade to premium and take advantage of more features and functionality.