You can no longer renew MixRadio Unlimited music download subscriptions in India

We've got some bad news for Lumia and Mix Radio fans in India. According to a new FAQ entry (opens in new tab) on the support section of Microsoft India's website, users will no longer be able to purchase renewals for unlimited download subscription.

While the ability to renew the premium option hasn't been available for several months now, the official word from Nokia/Microsoft was that the team was aggressively working on a resolution. This update brings a sad end to any hope that Lumia users were holding on to. Dean Pattrick, Evangelist for MixRadio at Microsoft, also confirmed the change.

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MixRadio's unlimited streaming has been the highlight of the service, particularly for Indian users who long enjoyed unlimited download subscription free for a few months with a new device purchase, as well as affordable renewals afterwards. It worked well for a lot of us and you could download songs while on Wi-Fi and not run into huge data bills for streaming songs on the move.

FAQ - How can I renew my India MixRadio unlimited music download subscription?You will no-longer be able to purchase renewals for your unlimited download subscription via Operator Billing, Credit/Debit Card or Voucher as this feature is no-longer available.The streaming MixRadio service will still be functioning on your Lumia WP8 device without the unlimited download subscription, where you can enjoy all of your favorite artists and discover new ones.

MixRadio, like HERE navigation apps, are signature Lumia experiences and are popular amongst users, acting as impressive differentiators like Office for potential customers.

But this doesn't just affect MixRadio, the news also hurts the Windows Phone ecosystem in India as a whole. As it stands now, there's no way to download music on Windows Phone right now. While similar Indian services like WYNK, Saavn, et al do not have Windows Phone apps as yet, Xbox Music, like other popular global music services, is not available in India.

As it turns out now, offline mixes is the only saving grace. I'm a big fan of offline mixes, but the unlimited download subscription is the best of course. There's always unlimited streaming and it's pretty good, but I acknowledge that a lot of users prefer downloads over streaming. Bring on the outrage!

Thanks Clifford for the tip!

Abhishek Baxi
  • Noo Microsoft you are truly destroying Nokia's legacy.
  • xbox music not free anymore. nokia mix radio not paid anymore... wonder how those to situations could work out at the end... the only solution is to merge those services
  • If we can not Renew MixRadio Subscription then Price should be decreas. There should be a commitment if you are luanching a new phone at this level.... Really Totally disappointed who baught another lumia phones..   
  • True... I wonder why the fk they were adding new song albums in the store and there is a download button beside that. It's not that anyone is unwilling to pay for the service... Microsoft just abandoned one of their revenue source. Shame!!!
  • Whether they plan to kill mix radio ? Listen Microsoft, when mix radio and here map Is gone u can only dump ur device in ground and not in anyone's packet while considering India. mix radio Is available in n1 ?
  • So, I'm using my final 6 month subscription.... Sad,
  • Microsoft had a target to destroy the Nokia totally from very early days...
  • Oh gees, do you _really_ believe that? hrrhrh don't worry, the nurse will come by with your pills pretty soon
  • I am moving on from wp to nexus 6, at least I will be able to download free music using the pirate, because this company is becoming useless by the day, the best it can do is change names of its apps, remove all the good things like mix radio, screw Xbox music and videos with its silly updates, do nothing good to services like Skype, provide Cortana, office etc to android and apple..hahahaha! Long live ms keep screwing yourselves forever.
  • True.... Its the bitter truth Microsoft..... You guys are *ucking yourselves.....
  • @ S Choudhury. Good , we don't want you whining over every article, nor do we want confirmed illegal downloader criminals like you around the place. Bye, good luck in pikey Android land, it suits you.
  • hey man if u want to download pirated 320 kbps songs then use sky media player it is absolutely free beautifull apps eith livetile and artist background...
  • 1 - They are not destroying Nokia's legacy.  Nokia did that on their own.
    2 - They were upfront and said they wanted to sell off MixRadio
    3 - They most likely removed the unlimited download subscription because it wasn't popularly used, and can you imagine how expensive it is for them to maintain the licensing for that?  Not just streaming but downloading!  That's mad expensive.  So, it only makes sense until it gets more users.
  • Exactly. Looks like people here have a difficulty in understanding this. This will be very expensive for Microsoft to maintain licences if they want to allow unlimited downloads for such a low price. This has always been an unsustainable business.
  • If you have these two apps, you won't need mix radio. Check out "Music+" for Windows Phone
    Check out "MUSIC+" for Windows Phone
  • Download these two... Check out "Music+" for Windows Phone
    Check out "MUSIC+" for Windows Phone
  • Guys this one has been working near perfect for me since my subscription expired EDIT-just saw someone else also posted this
  • I expected this.
  • Same way this could have taken several months to fix...i believe ever since the acquisition, this was a planned change they were unwilling to bring out in the open...
  • I'm no longer interested in MixRadio. Since we don't have the service here in Nigeria.
    Will uninstall the app soon too.
  • You can change the Nokia account region to US and that way it'll work its exactly what I did to make it work in jordan
  • For real? Please how do I do that?
  • Go to sign in go to change basic info and then change the country and then save it
  • :') ahmedjan87 you are an angel in disguise ma brotha! Thanks for giving me back Mixradio man!
  • Thanks man! Working now.
  • What will work? The unlimited free downloads or paid unlimited downloads?
  • More like the offline mixes. @gudbrij
  • ohk :(
  • What will work? The unlimited free downloads or the paid unlimited downloads?
  • Keep it, it's a better music player than XBM
  • Good..better destroy everything
  • Deleting......
  • If we windows phone users are considered a joke... By the parent company itself... Then i think its time to show them how passionate we geeks are regarding our choices... Let all of us delete this app... At this very moment.... Make it an event worth putting on internet.... From might be millions of users to hardly some hundreds... Microsoft might learn some lessons from it... Or not... But worth a shot
  • MS could also destroy x box music beware.
  • They already did it
  • Yup
  • It's just getting worse and worse first Skype and now this...
  • its probably cos land rates are comparatively cheaper in India than in the US that Microsoft has decided to start digging its grave from here. ​ ​
  • Lol
  • Sorry to mess with your joke but land rates are actually higher in India as compared to the US. Its the cost of construction and living that is cheaper.
  • Why can't you just read the joke and move on.. I checked.. New York is ranked 6th and Mumbai is ranked 10 th in the list of most expensive real estate in the world.
    Your turn.
  • The renewal is disabled since April 2014... Cursing Nokia for the same from long time... Totally disappointed.
  • Make it free this is best app for download music
  • Now #Microsoft will merge Mix radio into #XboxMusic
  • Stop daydreaming buddy... !
  • or hopefully the other way around :)
  • Streaming music in India is really very difficult. I used to use 'gaana' app, but the app was very basic (around a year ago). Don't know if they improved it or not. Mix radio was a decent alternative but people would have to stick with free streaming now only with 6 skips per hour.
  • I used to use Gaana too. Especially after Dhingana got bankcrupt, Ganaa was the only option we had. But, such a horrible app!! Good news is, they are completely rewritting Ganaa app. They are bringing Gaana app to Xbox One too. In the process, they are going to rewrite app WP/W8 version of their app. I hope they release it soon.
  • Vlc beta is no longer accepting participants :-(
  • yeah, MS only accepts 10000 beta testers, so you're too late
  • What the... C'mon Microsoft......
  • Never on my phone...
  • Man this is bs. How strange no streaming service apart from mix radio. M consistently sending mails to Saavn to make apps for windows phone. There's no Vodafone music,, Xbox music, nothing. Hungama and gaana are our resources for streaming. How sad. Please windows central, forward our concerns to these popular streaming services developers and try to convince them,to make the app for windows.
  • Deezer?
  • That's not available in India.
  • They are not removing streaming, they are removing UNLIMITED DOWNLOADS.  That's too expensive for them to maintain in India if ppl are not using it.
  • Please do. I have been requesting Saavn too. But all they say is, "We are considering it"..
  • I'm infuriated over this.... There's no point in dropping that service....
    Seriously Microsoft??? You just killed one prime reason why I chose wp over android.....
  • +1
  • true that.
  • +1
  • Maybe the unlimited service was running losses...Music streaming in India is hardly profitable...Hell iTunes even accepted that...majority of the people revert to pirated sources to download music..
  • Truth had been spoken.. I 100% use only pirated music....
  • Hope you sleep better feeling not ashamed of piracy.
  • There used to be 0.001% like me who downloaded legal music at ₹300 for three months or so.....but no more. And the fact is that you can't afford to pay such premium prices for original soundtracks in a country with average annual income of $1600...
  • Its not a case of annual income or so. Ppl are willing to pay reasonable amount for legal music subscription like MixRadio. I think such foolish decisions will only promote piracy and illegal music downloads. Sad
  • Same here. Just realised, it was one of the only reason chosen windows over android.
  • Unlimited downloading is insanely expensive to license, especially internationally.  That's why iTunes and Google don't offer this either.  You can still stream music in MixRadio.  They are only killing off the downloading.
  • Really? You chose Windows Phone over Android so that you can download unlimited music for free forever?
  • Just upgraded to L630 from L710 and I'm one of the last ones to enjoy the service. Now I must download as many tracks as I can within 3 months.
  • Haha... All the best.,,
  • Chuck it. Scrapping Nokia. Going for nexus now. Used to spend hours on mix radio and listening music. RIP.
  • Nexus has free unlimited downloads on MixRadio? You don't say!
  • You anyway have to get some pirated music now. So why not on a better platform ??
  • No. You don't "have to" get pirated music. Pay for a service and then use it. I'm sure there are plenty of services that dish out music.
  • You can still buy music through iTunes in India. Just copy those songs to your Windows Phone. Why do you have to pirate music?
  • I was ready to pay for such quality service of Nokia. And then they dropped it. May be nexus 6, may be iPhone 6plus. But not windows now.
    A genuine supporter, jumping out of windows.
  • This is seriously frustrating step from Microsoft! India is a big developing market! They are planning suicide!
  • Right.... you obviously don't know how expensive it is to license UNLIMITED DOWNLOADING.  You can imagine how little the artists get paid, and how much the record labels were nickle and diming Microsoft.  This is why Apple and Google stayed away from that too.
  • I'm dumping WP now :@
  • Bye, you won't be missed!  If you're honestly going to leave a platform because of a downloading service that is harming both Microsoft and the music artists because of all the licensing costs then good ridance to you.  MixRadio still has unlimited straeming... it's only downloading that's gone. 
  • This is a VERY VERY SAD NEWS for me tbh coz I'm just addicted to MixRadio Unlimited Downloads it ends in Jan for me with my new Lumia 730. My 1st Lumia was 520 then came 730 and The best thing for me to cheer up was the free subscription I got with my new Lumia till Jan. I Even grabbed twice the 3 month subscription before it was put on hold till then I just waited with curiosity to use it again and now come this news ...... Seriously ?????????? THERE SHOULD NOT BE NEWS LIKE THIS MIXRADIO IS WHAT I LIKED FAR BETTER THAN ITUNES IN TERMS OF SONGS DOWNLOADS AND WITH THIS I CANT GRAB NEW SONGS. THERE UST BE AN OPTION FOR US TO KEEP USING THIS ITS VERY VERY DISAPPOINTING
  • THE BEGINNING OF THE END! Rest In Peace Nokia phone's good will. It looks like I have to start looking at Android options now, without MixRadio, Pureview and Here free offline navigation there is NO advantage of bleeding cash for a Lumia. Thanks for nothing Microsoftinthehead.
  • +1 Very true. This was a kind of USP which my frendz used to convince me buy a Lumia.
    It seems every such "attraction" factor for a lumia phone is getting scrapped gradually. Only one left is premium hardware quality of Nokia.
  • So you'll go for a laggy Android device and willing to risk your information being intercepted by Google because of the loss of one small MixRadio app is it?????
  • Laggy? Lets face it. You and I both know that many of the newer android devices are anything but laggy. And I'd be lying if I said I don't find Lollipop to be rather appealing.
  • What is the reason ???
  • The reason is this: -  MixRadio was only charging $5/month for unlimited DOWNLOADING (not just streaming, but downloading)
    -  That would make Microsoft bankrupt with how expensive those licensing fees are, this is why Apple and Google don't offer this either.
    -  Because of how low that rate was, Microsoft is not making any proft, and the music artists and labels are not making any money either.
    -  This service was not so popular in India anyway because of the high piracy rates.
    -   Now MixRadio will offer unlimited streaming music and playlists, which is still good in my opinion.  But you'll need to be on a good network or on a wifi network.
  • f**k you microsoft. thats it I'm done i am moving on to a different os!
  • Please let me know when you find free unlimited legal downloads on that different platform you are moving to.
  • It was not free. They charged $5 for 3 months. Now there is no legal way to download music. On Android there is Saavn, Guvera, Gaana, Wynk Music; any of which are not available on WP.
  • Gaana and Hungama are on WP.
  • Even if it's not free, MICROSOFT has to pay those licesning fees for your cheap rate.  Can you imagine how little the music artists are getting paid then?   you still get unlimited streaming, but DOWNLOADING is ridiculously expensive and this is why Apple and Goole stayed away from that too.  You can't find something like this on iOS or Android, so have fun.
  • I was first angry that MixRadio, which I use to download music quite often is removing the option. But thanks to you for explaining the issues. :)
  • One of the primary reasons why anyone chooses a windows phone device is because of add-ons like mix radio. If they take away a key feature like unlimited downloads, people are going to be unhappy. I wouldn't switch platforms for it but yes, I won't be happy.
  • Here In Brazil we didn't have the unlimited service. Just the normal. But here we have Spotify, Xbox Music, Deezer, Rdio... :(
  • Damn u lucky
  • This Is just unacceptable!
  • F**k you Microsoft.... This is the best part I loved about the Lumia but these American bastard ruined this...
  • Fuck
  • Tired of Windows phone. I am using iTunes for download and later transfer via laptop to WP. WP is next Blckbery
  • Someone call MixRadio Chief and make him read these comments.
  • India can pay you better without any music service windows phone is dead for Indians....please save mix radio and windows phone.
  • Since MixRadio is dead, Windows Phone is dead in India is it????? Illogical comment.
  • it will be then. this is fucking stupid y Microsoft did to those mix radio lovers. now we cant download songs at all.
  • If u r very logical please get this service back on WP and if such services are depleting then no body will buy a WP and everyone will go for either iPhone or android, So WP will b dead now please don't send a new message on this as I don't want to b logical as like u..
  • I think the planners at Microsoft secrelty work for other platforms
  • Wtf... Mix radio songs are so small in sizes.,.. Y did they do that.?
  • *not to mention low quality*
  • Hate Lumia. How many agree now?
  • Nobody u sadist..
  • That's seriously frustrating. As mixradio was the only way to download legal music.
  • I had mailed Microsoft regarding the query. All they said that the online renewal has been put to a hold due to some technical reasons. But the alternative was to visit a nokia priority dealer. I don't know even if it will work after this announcement.
  • It's too bad they don't care about us (The Users) now who would buy Nokia phones in India when you don't have some solid services like mix radio, clearly after the Nokia -Microsoft deal Nokia clearly sucks from the ground level
  • The rest of the world lost this service years ago. Just be happy that you had it for all the time you did.
    Personally, I just rely on the MixRadio playlist service. 4 offline playlists is all good....and completely free. A great service IMO
  • I think Microsoft is going to start it's own music streaming service I.e., Xbox Music Globally
  • That will be the day
  • All this patience for nothing....
  • Aaaarrrrrggghhh! Rant over.
  • I am dumping it and will make others do,they simply don't care the one best service we do have on wp and they are killing it fuck you ms
  • Dude download songs from uc browser what the problem.
  • One legal source please
  • This sucks!
  • Yo....India! You do realise that the rest of the world lost this service years ago...
    You were the privileged few to still have the service.
    Just be happy with the MixRadio playlist service...and if you NEED individual songs on your phone, just use Metrotube to cache the video.
  • How about "music sense"
  • It was unlisted a long ago.
  • What the.... But why?...
    That means it is with me till i reset/update my phone
  • Worst fucking move by Microsoft. A big fucking loss for us Indian Lumia users. Sigh!
  • Another beautiful service just destroyed.... First time seeing a company who don't want money from those who are ready to pay!...
  • Interestingly, my Lumia 925's subscription ended officially in Sep 14. However, I can still use the unlimited downloads feature till date without issues and without a renewal!
    What's more? I did a hard reset sometime back and thought that would finally kill my music subscription. It didn't. Am I the only lucky one here?
    I also have a new 630 and a year old 520. No such luck with those two devices though. Has this got to do something with higher end Lumias getting differential treatment?
    Hoping that my luck doesn't run out after posting this...
  • It had to go someday, honestly, as, the rest of the world had already lost it. We didn't expect it to stay forever after the deal, did we?
  • Microsoft will never be able to come any near in terms of trust and respect Nokia enjoyed in India. These actions are acting like fuel to the fire.
  • Really?
  • Dumping Microsoft Lumia 520 In garbage... Fuck Microsoft...we loved that thing now no longer u able to provide it... Man why....
  • What is your next phone? Please let us know what unlimited free music service they provide?
  • I paid for an Xbox music subscription where offline downloads still rarely work with the new app. So I cancelled it for Nokia. I think I'm finally going Android next time around - and ive stuck with WP since winmo 6 / 6.5 days.
  • And what will you use on Android?
  • There are many wynk,saavn,gaana have unlimited downloads with almost same subscription fee but those apps( gaana ,hungama) are way too ugly on windowsphone
  • That's called uniformity.BS.Why don't you produce surface phones and try your bald ideas.Just ruining everything for the rest of the world one by one.Cortana gone,Office apps gone,Here services gone,Iconic Nokia logo gone,Now mixRadio.[Sad].Who the hell will DIE for a Windows phone now?Same money can buy u a great hardware,influencal OS and alll the goodies you need.Upps I forgot,Nutella{Indian perhaps}'s wishing to stay in clouds!f**k MS.Go and rest in a cloud of USA. RIP
  • Don't trust Microsoft Windows now on.
  • These motherfuckers MS people will never understand the connect NOKIA had with INDIA....there was a tym i would proudly say I'm a Nokia user n people used to think hardcore quality n better services...n now when i say Nokia(aka Microsoft) people laugh at me for using this shit... The only two things i would say in my defence would be Nokia's hardware n Nokia's Mixradio service...Now mixradio subscription service been dead i think i would have to rethink my views to upgrade to M$ LUMIA 535 from my Nokia Lumia 620...
    there's no point in clinging on to this piece of shit OS where there no better n basic apps , no real games n no real care for the OS by MICROSHIT themselves...goodbye MSHIT die..
  • Hahaha man you need to get checkup
  • Why? Isn't that the truth? We lag behind when it comes to apps and games, the Nokia brand is gone, now key services are losing key features. I wouldn't switch platforms but I can understand why people are angry.
  • +1 There is no excitement now as there was when Nokia used to announce phones along with new apps and exclusives. They always kept WP in limelight. Now, No hubs, no native integration, better apps on other platforms, no exclusives like Here Maps, Office, MixRadio. On top of that no new flagships. Guess its finally the time to move.
  • I'm so sorry Nokia badly fucked up and went on loss year after year and that Microsoft that made profits everywhere, could afford to pay peanuts to whatever remained of that loss making Nokia.
  • Imagine what would have happened had Nokia gone for Android after those losses. It would be one of the topmost contenders for a giant like Samsung. Look what MS did to the company. Totally killed it. And now MS is so confused about everything that they can't decide what to keep and what not to. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Sad, this was a nice service, the only option now is 'Hungama'
  • I wonder how someone can download music at all from mixradio then? Forget offline mixes...if you want to download an album, is there going to some form of limited subscription per month atleast...??
    Or is it going to be paying outright for each album or song?
  • Just tap on download, and it asks you to renew your subscription, which is not at all possible now.
  • Unexpected and Unfortunate for Lumia India!!
  • Noooooooooooo :'(
  • What the fuck. What is wrong with Microsoft. Don't kill Nokia MixRadio atleast. Oh fuck. Why don't you accept it while we are paying you people to download the songs. Fuck MS.
  • Im throwing my Windows Phone! In few days if they don't provide a good music download service
  • What's the new alternative on other new phone you will buy? Curious.
  • For me iphone 6 now!!!
  • Ok mr.rock... u are in such love with MS ,so let me know any 2 or 1 feature that is availabe in Lumia which is not in any other OS .. I am eager to know .. Cmon
  • Just because there is no more MixRadio, you want to dump your Windows Phone handset????? Even I'm upset with Microsoft's move (I bought Lumia 630 just for MixRadio, I could have gone for the Micromax Canvas Win 121 or Xolo Win q900s which had better features for a cheaper price), but dumping a phone and an OS just because of the loss of downloading from a music service is stupid. As if Android provides any good music downloading service.
  • Is this service available for other Nokia phones like x series Asha series
  • That day is not far when Microsoft will discontinue even this Windows Phone OS . Why spent time and money behind OS that's not growing. Instead make HQ apps for iOS and Android. Apple and Google will give bread and butter to Microsoft now. Idiot Microsoft.
  • Saw that one coming. Just one question. Why?
  • Hi anuja
  • Not enough to pay royalties for all the songs that were downloaded for small price. They thought each Indian user may download 100 songs/month for fixed price. But found out they download 5000/month instead and now they cant pay royalties for so many songs from such a meagre fee. Simples.
  • Don't defend this blind move. The only reason for this service discontinuation is that Microsoft isn't interested in investing in those services for India like Nokia.
  • I think you will find that MS are in the business of making money. They are not a charitable organization. So if there is no profit to be made then of course they will discontinue the service.
  • Grow a sense of business and you will know they should have shut this thing years ago with rest of the world.
  • True
  • I dnt think it india only i also cnt renew my subscription it gives me an error message sayin the card is blocked try again later n when i try i still get the same problem i even tried to change the pay ment method added another card n stil gave me the same error
  • What country?
  • South Africa
  • I think Microsoft is greedy. They will launch Xbox music and charge each song/album download unlike MixRadio which gives us a service pay once for unlimited music downloads. We want Xbox music or any other music streaming+downloading service in India or I don't believe that Microsoft is working hard for WP. Of course with one time subscription
  • True I realy prefer mix radio they dnt charge ridiculous fees for downloads plus u can buy any album at a cheaper price
  • Tooooo bad!! It was one of the best app for indian users..!! Now of no use since no download subscription.
  • Fuck you Microsoft
  • You can still buy songs.
  • How? I want to download the songs Microsoft ruined my mix radio
  • There are other alternatives. Download songs from or
  • Tell me legal source, plz.
  • Music download app
  • If you are willing to pay for your songs, then go for iTunes, otherwise there are ways to download music from Gaana (using IDM or EagleGet) or Saavn (using Apowersoft recorder) to the PC. But downloading songs from websites like or is easier and free, even though the songs may be illegal. It's the best option we WP users have now.
  • Yeah but what about other genres like Kannada, Telugu
  • From where in Windows ecosystem, Mix radio doesn't even allow users to buy songs or albums, Wynk,Saavn et al. Needs to improve and it's such a hassle to buy from iTunes since they only accept credit cards, with all the RBI laws. Can you tell me a more convenient and hassle free experience that Nokia Music gave the users who wants to buy digital music legally
  • Skype,Xbox music now mix next phone is nexus with Cortana!!bye bye WP!! Ohh n "soon" should b the motto of windows!!
  • Then mix radio is of no use now removing it
  • Yup no use soon going to uninstall
  • At least there is still iTunes (for those who are willing to pay for each song or album they download). And also websites like (for Hindi songs) and (for Tamil songs) provide virus-free music for free download. It's not the end of the world if MixRadio no longer provides unlimited downloads.
  • Any way who need this when we have apps like music+ which provides unlimited music totally free....
  • Music+ is a really bad app. Not much of Indian film songs, especially south regional (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada).
  • This is really a bad news and will surely hurt WP ecosystem in India.
  • In android we have wynk wp no wynk I mailed airtel they have no plans to bring wynk.Anyway ms sucks. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Use music+ best alternative for downloading music!
  • Yes we preferred downloads and yes also planning to move away from windows ... It has become worse as android has become better day by day ... Bye bye windows ... You left no reason to be with you... And yes nokia music service ( the way it started ) just pleasant moments spent showcased in our mind...
  • They are just making the platform shit. And then One day they will stop supporting WP n will focus only on services to other platforms. I've never said that ..but yes 'fck you Microsoft'
  • "Say something, I'm giving up on you"
  • Ey love that track
  • Oh Microsoft you are insulting India.
  • Its all because of dumb Microsoft..
  • People here help me to bring wynk Music app on windows phone (only india)
  • Microsoft realy microsoft do that..
  • Why can't you people use Music+. Not up to the mark, but a reasonable substitute to MixRadio.
  • Music+ is not as good as MixRadio. Not much Indian music, mostly English songs.
  • Music+ encourages piracy, and it's a bad app please.
  • wtf is this. thst was my fav app. i couldn't livd without it.
  • what's the reason for that? ppl dony renew it or there wasn't any income from it.? im really disappointed. from this news.
  • give us the xbox music now. mahn theres no way to download songs on windows phone. y did they do that?
  • Microsoft has gone crazy nothing else.. Shutting down the services that worked the best and promoting waste app called XBox Music which isn't available fully in most countries.. Ppl buy WP in India for Nokia Music, HERE Maps, Camera apps and other Exclusive LUMIA collection. Else ppl will buy from Android who is providing more reliable company's own branded apps.. So don't shout down the good services unless you have a replacement ready
  • Microsoft, Damn You. Bring us the NOKIA back.!!
  • There is no more point to use WP. All the unique features are gradually ported to other platforms. From Office suit to the great HERE Map service. And now this...
  • No no no. :'/
  • Music download is a good app to download music
  • then make xbox musoc subscription available here please!!!
  • Am I the last person to get the free three month service? :'( Nooo!
  • F...k ms I trusted you and your phones but you are f...kin wp users from behind....
  • Sorry to say this but Microsoft will start losing alot of Windows Phone users off their platform. Just wait and see.
  • bring Xbox music to India MS and you will be forgiven
  • correct but Xbox music doesnt have that good collection of hindi songs. if English yes its very good.
  • Yeah, Xbox has pretty much everything I'll look for, and the only reason I use MixRadio is to download songs which sometimes are very poor in quality.
  • y its free in us and paid here. and even if its paid. they fucked it up. ti want the reason y did they do that. devs don't give about their updates. here 730 is boosting wp sales. 535 released and ppl are esgrt to buy. it in india. then y they released Windows phone here. what's the problem? if they want to kill windowsphone they should do it now. we all users are sulking now.
  • Already uninstalled. And not interested at all. -_-
    However songs can be downloaded from some (il)legal websites by opening in new tab, they gets saved on the phone. Been downloading like this from months now. (:
  • Stupid Microsoft and Nokia.....what the fuck yaar.....this should be an alternative i am using YTD to download songs from YouTube
  • WTH Microsoft !!!
  • what does Microsoft want to show with this move ? ..Mix radio is one of those things i wish to buy WP ..its sad 
  • Ohh shit
  • mixradio was awesome with unlimited subscription thy are just ruining it, if nokia could do it why not microsoft. seriously its like we are 3rd grade citizen. its so irritating, WORST experience of windows phone. first of all we have less app and upon that ms decides lets just ruin what we already have.
  • Just waiting for my one plus one to arrive. Bye bye WP
  • MS...r u moron?a dickhead?then it is the best strategy u could come out with...Still win phone is struggling to gain can u come out with such a rubbish strategy in a country like India where u had had a good prospect
  • Ohh! would care less for mix radio as amazon music and guvera got me covered on my android and now I use my WP just to make phone calls.Sad I think I need to upgrade to my galaxy y again.
  • Fuck you Microsoft.
  • +1520
  • This sounds similar to the "unlimited" data issue we're having with carriers here in the US. It sounded like a good idea when it began but the promise of unlimited supply gave way to unlimited demand and they couldn't keep up performance for the rest of their customers. I suspect that whole model is going away. In the same way, unlimited downloads for a small fee would require the provider to pay an unlimited amount to the producers, and run the system, out of their small fee--eventually it's not a sustainable model. It's always sad to see a bargain dry up, though.
  • I had bought Nokia Lumia 925 only for unlimited downloads for 1 year. The phone is good but I was apprehensive to buy because there is no external storage. Regardless, I have decided to sue Nokia/Microsoft in the consumer court over this issue and have already informed them. I will be now sending a legal notice. I would like to know if others are interested in suing MS for the same so we can collectively file a case in the consumer court. If more people join our case will be stronger and it already is. Also everyone filing individual cases will also make them reach some compensation against stopping this service suddenly.
  • I bet Microsoft are quivering with fear.
    In the real world, Nokia took these services away from every other country on earth YEARS ago! So would you Indians stop moaning and be happy with the free offline mixes that the rest of us enjoy.
  • Lol try wynk app on android and iOS ,it offers hundreds of free mixes and listening to specific song .however this app isn't available on WP so killing this service doesn't seems to be logical
  • I think you will be able to download songs for 1 year till the end of your subscription. I think they means we will not be able to buy new subscription. Even though I may be wrong.
  • Great den dey say india has dis problem of piracy - y shudnt it be
    Dey just don't want us to buy legal products!!!
    M$ - d company which pronotes piracy and guess wat dey have an indian ceo lolz
    I luv piracy coz i used to love original music
    N to hell wid mix radio ir was d shittest piece of app available to us
    I dont how can u listen to music at 32 kbps!!!!
    Thank u m$ for shutting d service down
  • It's time to switch from WP to ios/android
  • Stopping existing facilities which are popular and one of the selling points of lumia. Not sure what Microsoft have in their plans. Even if they have, it will be too late to publish new service and make it popular. Only fluid interface and live tiles does not make Lumia popular. I am slowly drifting away from Lumia.
  • I Think That's Very Ugly Move By MS & Left The Lumia Owners In Diar Straight As Mix Radio Gives All The Original Soundtrack To Download With Very Less Charges. Ms Must Rethink The Strategy & Reintroduce The Great Service.
  • This is blasphemy !!!
  • Anybody tried extending there phones warranty? Extended warranty is also discontinued in India.
  • Like I said Microsoft is still willing to go to stone age again...
  • What is wrong with Microsoft??? They're just screwing with anything and everything that was once Nokia. I feel bad for all of you in India who enjoy MixRadio. :(
  • I think renewal using Nokia Asha works perfectly. I used it 3 months ago to renew my subscription. Hai Asha 311
  • -1520
    Then take that fucking shit down.
    Microsoft, why are you trying to ruining the while WP ecosystem. You are messing all the fucking shits.. Fuck Microsoft.
    Back time I was loving you, very much. But that was my fault.
    Nokia was/is/will always be my favourite. Shit like you can never take that place from people's heart.
  • Your Xbox video is useless,music app I don't want to open it again, now you are ditching downloading music. Take my mobile and give my money back
  • Try ditching carl Zeiss, you can imagine your down fall very soon.hope nokia comes with foxcomm android gonna buy that what ever price it might be,coz nokia never ditch us in what they have promised
  • Slowly people are trending towards 730,830,630,530... Now you are experimenting. Release denim first and build some stable in house apps for music n by day .. We are loosing it on you
  • The one reason for me to hold on to windows phone was nokia mix radio subscription. And microsoft decides to quash that. Everything that seperated windows phone from the other operating systems has been changed by microsoft. Its sad.
  • Microsoft might be preparing to replace Nokia's radiomix with its music deals app so no problem guess just wait for it
  • its better if we heard beggars sing in the bus their stereotype songs than ms telling us what they were taking away from us with every passing week
  • I loved the unlimited download...I dont love with this decision by Microsoft! :(
  • Never used Xbox music. No regrets LOL..
  • Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. MS, mobile phone business is not your cup of tea..... go back to you conventional computer business.....let google, apple and RIM handle this.....or better idea is sell all your mobile business with elop to google or destroy them...then purchase back again....this is the only way you can kill competition.....
  • Very disappointed with the move
  • It's really funny to read these comments below - "Ohh I'm dumping WP - no more unlimited music downloads" - It sounds as if people expected Microsoft to continue offering unlimited music downloads forever, irrespective of whether the service makes Microsoft money in the long run. There is a reason why Apple and Google don't offer such services.  As for legal music, look at iTunes which offers songs at Rs. 12. You can them put those songs to your WP. If you really want legal music, there are ways to get it - You don't have to jump platforms to get them.
  • i tunes i can understand bcoz its apple charging for fucking everything. but this was a good service. ppl wanted Microsoft thst mix radio should ve available on pc too. i dont know of they have new plans but ppl wanted mix radio to make it large.
  • Finally, a sensible comment here.
  • I understand why Microsoft killed the unlimited download stratergy but they can, I think provide us a way to download music legally with our windows phone or windows without resorting to illegal means,which is quite rampant in India. By the way I have tried Wynk, Saavn and Hungama app in android the kbps is better I think(128) as opposed to 32kbps of mix radio but the music file is of very low quality with no album art featured its like downloading illegally from some shady websites when we open the song to listen, so no great loss there. The only capable music app I like is itunes, but you need a credit card that is internationally enabled, debit card is a no go,and we all know the RBI law that restricts credit card usage so its quite a hassle just to download some songs.Anyway I think Mix radio should give us option to buy songs or albums, we can't even do that right now. Hope they bring us this feature or give us Xbox Music.
  • Infact mixradio has best collection for Hindi songs. I was able to find rare hindi pop songs released 15 to 20 years ago. And it was a nostalgic moment! When I played them to younger folks in their mid 20's, they thought that a new album might have got released! Perhaps MS could have limited the number of downloads rather than stopping the renewal forever if it has become unsustainable business.
  • Die Microsoft !!
  • Verry bad
  • Microsoft is fast loosing its supporters
  • Make Xbox music available in India then! Wanna lose all of your windows phone market in India now? Dumb M$ moves and strategies
  • why are people jst not getting it? its not that other platforms provide legal free download. its just that this feature now gone from wp its not worth having lumia the ui is great but the apps quality is the worst and now there best feature is also gone. next up iphone 6!!
  • Who are these Fucking Idiots who take such retard decisions at Microsoft? Seriously MS? Indian users are taken for granted? Shame, that's why WP always remains at fag end of competition sadly.
  • Pathetic Microsoft. Are you trying to ensure that people stop buying Lumia devices? Common wake up!!
  • This was expected. For months the services were down and one saw this coming. In India music is an integral part of day to day life. By providing free subscription Nokia gained a lot of customers. This was one feature which the rivals never had. But now... Can there be a solid reason to buy a Lumia? Every exclusive app has either been ported to rivals or discontinued. We get late update of apps and games, late release of apps and games and still the app gap is very much in place. Why should one buy a Lumia? Lumia means light and the light is slowly getting dim. I see no reason in investing in a Lumia now. Nothing exclusive left. Phones are priced much more than the competitors. People here must be be thinking what's wrong with Indians that just for an app the entire thinking towards MS and Lumia has changed. But yes its true. Music is integral to our life and we have been used to it and even ready to pay for subscription. So a sad end to one of the most promising and happening windows phone journey. Tired of defending something which is not convincing enough anymore. MS u are screwing it every passing day.
  • God knows who runs this. Firstly Xbox music has the worst global footprint as compared to iTunes store and google play store and they now decide to cripple the one service they bought from nokia which has good reach.
  • So MixRadio is not gonna be a multi platform thingy like Office. It was such a charm to have you, I could show off my phone with that fast download n play local feature of you..oh MixRadio I am gonna miss you. Will Microsoft work with gaana team and extend their unlimited download feature to windows phone also. I am currently subscribed to their web version, but they don't have a paid option for WP. Hope now when this sad news is out. Gaana app will become better and it allows me to create playlist(atleast), stream HD quality and download songs.
  • Microsoft acts very stupid was much more trustworthy........
  • Check out "Music+" for Windows Phone
    Check out "MUSIC+" for Windows Phone
  • This is so sad. Mix radio is the *only* streaming app with great mixes for Indian classical music lovers. There literally is no other app that one could use for Hindustani and Carnatic music. So this makes it even more tragic. No Microsoft, not done.
  • Yeah iam really angry....y the hell would they do subscription just expired and was shocked when nokia care told me I cant renew anymore....this is sh*t...this was one of the best feature I loved Nokia for... Now I had to wait for Lumia 1030 to enjoy this service again.... Common Microsoft don't mess with Indians... We want renewal back for mix radio
  • Firstly we gotta live with all the deficiencies of WP Ecosystem i.e. Apps not on par with Android or iOS, third class quality of apps in store, no more exclusive features in WP over other OS, lack of attention from MS towards 'real' innovative features lately, ignorance of Indian users compared to US users. Still why should we buy WP again? MS?
  • Sad
  • I think the days r not far when ppl in India will kick windows and move to android. Microsoft is killing d main differential features of it....
  • The mix radio app makes xbox music look like crap, I gave up on xbox music as its just so unappealing to use.
  • @Abhinav it is already happening in sales android is winning wp hands could be better if airtel can bring on their wynk app for windows phone.
  • Brought nokia Lumia 625 year back for the name nokia .. Now its dead in grave ..
    Android user: See I can do this , I can do that in my Android phone..:P
    Me (wp user): Shut up we will get that 10 years later in my wp .. Bcause MS has got great potential .
    Android user: Ha ha ha you idiot at that time android will have apps to control spacial science and u still dont get to control ur Lumia ... Ha ha .. Rest in peace dude .. :-(
  • I don't understand why so much hate for this decision for microsoft. I was the most economically logical decision - "cutting losses". I see so many poster from my own country India screaming that they do not have a legal source for downloading songs on windows phone and that they are ready to pay for the service. In order for microsoft to survive this service it needs to charge atleast "0.99$" a song and apporx. 10$ an album. Translate that into INR and I would love to see how many of you will actaully opt to "buy legal music". Just calm down and think.. If someone told your company, you can give this service if you pay me 1 lakh per month and in turn you were charging only 10,000/- to the end comsumers for the some how long do you think would it survive. And please, treat it at a macro level...
  • Nooooooooo! Man this is ridiculous
  • This is really unfortunate......MS is forcing me to switch very soon from Lumia.....
  • SAD... i loved nokia as they love their customer in india but it seems microsoft have some different view thogh India is one of their key market .
  • NEWS: After M$ sold off Nokia MIX Radio/Nokia Music to LINE... Now Shazam abaondoned every other software support except...X BOX..
  • Microsoft is shitty phone...just buy it coz of Nokia mix radio..only appreciated app in whole please manufacture ur own phones we will buy..
  • Really missing d freedom of downloading my favoured songs.
  • I have near about 2000 sound tracks downloaded form MixRadio. It works very well and shows Albums, Album art, Artist and all other properties are shown properly on my Lumia. But when I copy entire music collection to PC, all the property is messed up. In computer it does not show music according to Album-artist and Genre. this heppens with  every PC I tried (4 PCs with different Windows OSs). After coping to PC it is no longer transfferable to any other device. If I remove SD card and put to any other phone it works fine. My entire music collection is trapped inside a SD card. I am always worrid that if something heppens to my SD card what would happen to my music. I want to enjoy my music completely on My PC as well. what should I do? I also tried to ask helpline in India but they replied "This will heppen with every PC". Please help me. Microsoft has given opetion to upload to OneDrive but ability to upload from phone is possible or not I do not know and still this features is not available in India.
  • Looks, the time has come to say goodbye to Lumia :'(