Nokia Music+ Goes Live in the US
Nokia today made its Nokia Music+ service available to owners of its Lumia smartphones in the U.S. for $3.99 per month. The service was launched internationally in January. Nokia Music, which is free, has its own store through which tracks and albums can be purchased. It also offers streamed radio stations and personalized recommendations. Nokia Music+ offers more features, and gives listeners unlimited skips, unlimited downloads to their phone, higher quality music streaming, access to song lyrics, and a desktop client that allows subscribers to stream music to their PC. Nokia Music+ can be accessed directly from devices such as the Lumia 920, 822, 820, and 810.
In Boon to Cricket Customers, Google Home Gains Deezer Music Streaming Service
Deezer this week said its music streaming service will soon be available for streaming on the Google Home smart speaker. Deezer competes with Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited.
HTC Offering 3 Months of Amazon Music Unlimited to U11 Buyers
HTC today said anyone who buys the U11 smartphone between now and the end of September will be rewarded with three months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. The service provides access to Amazon's library of millions of songs, which can be streamed to the U11.
Pandora Launches Premium Music Service
Pandora today finally launched its long-awaited Pandora Premium music service for mobile devices and the web. Pandora Premium is a $10-per-month music streaming service that competes with Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music.
Samsung's Milk Music Service Expands to Web
Samsung has created a version of its Milk Music service that's accessible from any desktop browser. Milk Music uses Slacker's music library, but has a unique user interface for browsing through songs, albums, artists, and radio stations.
Amazon Music Unlimited Gains Family Plan
Following its promise to do so earlier this year, Amazon today launched a family plan option for its Amazon Music Unlimited service. The family plan costs $15 per month (or $150 per year) and gives up to six family members all the benefits of the streaming music service.