Smartphone users are some of the most hardcore music lovers on the planet. It’s no surprise then that Nokia Music has proven to be such a huge hit. But, there’s still plenty things people don’t know about this kick-ass, totally free, mobile music service. To see for yourself, check out our list of fascinating facts and features.
1. It’s the easiest mobile music service ever
To start using Nokia Music, all you have to do is take your Nokia Lumia out of the box and turn it on, and tap the Nokia Music tile. That’s it. There’s no subscription to pay, there’s no cable, no login and no sign up. This makes it, quite possibly, the easiest mobile music service ever created.
2. There are 20 million songs to choose from
You can create your own personal playlist by selecting the Nokia Music ‘CREATE’ function that taps into a library of 20 million of songs. That’s the equivalent of listening to 5479 new songs, every day, for ten years! With one touch, it generates a playlist based on, and inspired by, the artists you love.
3. You can access 150 exclusive playlists
If you want to discover something entirely new, you can stream music from a suite of over 150 exclusive playlists. These span a wide spectrum of musical genres from underground Detroit house tracks to New York Philharmonic favorites. There really is something for everyone.
4. Real people create the mixes
Unlike some music services, a dedicated team of music aficionados creates the mixes you get on Nokia Music. These guys and girls love the genres they’re curating and get a real buzz out of making amazing mixes.
5. You can make a mix based on your collection
If you’re anything like us, you’ve got a ton of music on your PC. Happily, Nokia Music has a really cool feature, which allows you to scan this and use the information to make playlists based on your unique tastes.
6. You love Nokia Music specialist mixes best
According to our stats, more specialist a Mix is, the less likely people are to skip tracks. People listening to the current chart selections skip very frequently, but if you’re dedicated enough to a particular genre or period to find your way to the ‘70s Soul, Funk and RnB’ Mix, for example, then the likelihood is that you’ll listen to the whole thing.
7. You can use it to enjoy your existing music library
In addition to streaming music from Mix Radio, the Nokia Music app also allows you to access any music from your existing music library. It’s easy to copy your music library to your Nokia Lumia using Zune for PC or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac.
8. You can listen to playlists by your favourite superstars
Nokia Music gives you the chance to hear playlist by your favourite artists. So if you want to know what rocks the world of superstars like Lana Del Rey, Green Day, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, you know what to do.
9. It finds cool gigs for you
If you’ve ever visited a new place and wanted to check out a gig, you’ll know how hard it can be. Nokia Music takes away the pain, by using Gig Finder to locate your position and pinpoint live gigs, shows and concerts taking place nearby.
10. It’s totally advert free and available offline
Not only is Nokia Music incredibly simple to use, it’s also totally free of adverts. What’s more, your playlist can be enjoyed even when you’re offline, meaning you’re favourite tunes will never be interrupted by commercials or lack of Wifi.
It easy to see why Nokia Music is rockin’ so many people’s worlds but what it is about the service that you love best. Let us know in the comments below.