Nokia recently announced a new music streaming service for its Windows Phone-based Lumia range called Nokia Music+, and a local spokesperson for the Finnish phone maker has confirmed that South Africa will form part of the global Q1 2013 roll-out.
The South African pricing of the service hasn’t been confirmed yet, but Nokia said they expect it to be in-line with the $3.99/month pricing announced for the US market.
Nokia explained that Music+ does not replace its free Mix Radio service, but that it’s an “over-and-above” service that offers the following benefits:
- Unlimited track skips (Mix Radio is limited to 6 consecutive skips);
- Higher quality songs through increased bitrate of 192kbps (Mix Radio uses EAAC+ at 32kbps);
- Unlimited offline playlists (Mix Radio limited to 4); and
- A web app so you can stream playlists on PC an Mac.