Here at Nokia we all customise our start screens to say a little something about our personal tastes.
The Nokia Lumia 625’s large screen makes it perfect for creating a unique-looking display with Windows Phone Live Tiles.
This week we are looking at how you can keep boredom at bay by creating a music-themed screen to help you discover, find, watch and play music – online and offline.
Recommended apps for Nokia Lumia music lovers
Windows Phone Marketplace is full of apps for the avid music fan. Our favourites are:
The perfect one-stop app for fighting boredom, allowing you to discover a world of music and local gigs. Stream and download custom mixes for free, receive recommendations based on artists you love, or expand your personal music profile.
A fully-integrated music player lets you find and match lyrics to your favourite tracks for free. With over 7.3 million lyrics in 18 languages, this app holds the largest lyric database in the world.
Shazam recognizes music and media playing around you. Tap the Shazam button to instantly tag, and then explore, buy and share. Tagging is unlimited, so use Shazam as much as you want.
Soundhound provides you with instant music and discovery. Unlimited music recognition allows you to identify original music or if you’re feeling tuneful, you can also try the singing search with the touch of a button!
Create your own Nokia Lumia 625 Music start screen
- To add our recommended music apps: Download the following apps from Windows Phone Marketplace: MusiXmatch, Shazam and Soundhound. Tip: use the search icon to find apps quickly by title
- To add playlists, tracks and albums to your start screen: Open Nokia Music and select Mix Radio. Explore your favourite genres of music to find your most suited playlist. Hold down the album cover and select ‘Pin to start’. Repeat this process for any of your own favourite playlists as well as albums and tracks by your favourite artists
- To pin an upcoming gig to your start screen: Open Nokia Music and select ‘gig’. Choose the gig that takes your fancy and click the Pin symbol on the bottom menu to automatically add to the start screen
- To create your own app layout: Once you have all the tiles downloaded, it’s time to rearrange and resize! Hold any tile down to activate editing of live tiles. Drag icons to place at the best location, tap the arrows (bottom right of icon) to resize and the cancel pin (top right of icon) to delete the tile from your start screen completely (you can always add it again later if you change your mind)
What are you favourite music apps for your Lumia? Let us know in the comments below or via Twitter!