Service offers an alternative for those not wanting to pay $10 a month
Nokia is at a music streaming service available on its Lumia line of smartphones for while. The company has now announced an upgrade to the music service called Nokia Music +. The new services an add-on to the existing music capability of the Lumia smartphones. The service will allow users to skip songs and download a limited number of songs directly to their device for off-line play.
The music service offers unlimited song skipping and downloads if you pay $3.99 per month. Customers who pay for the new music service will also get up to eight times the current audio quality available on the basic free service. Other features include lyrics for songs displayed directly on the smartphone screen and the option to show the words karaoke style.
Paying customers also get access to the Nokia Music+ web app for computers and other connected devices. At this time, it's unclear exactly when the music service will launch, but is expected in the next few weeks.