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Nokia Launches 'Music+' Subscription Service on Lumia Smartphones

  • Nokia's music-streaming service on its Lumia devices got a boost, putting it directly in the sights of competing services like Pandora One and Spotify. The company is officially unveiling a new "Nokia Music+" service that basically serves as an add-on to the smartphones' existing radio music capabilities. The new Nokia Music+ service unlocks unlimited song skips and downloads for a $3.99 monthly subscription fee. Additionally, subscribers will be able to download songs at up to 8 times the current quality of songs along with the lyrics delivered in Karaoke-style. They'll also gain access to a Nokia Music+ web app, allowing subscribers to get the Nokia Mix Radio service on desktops, laptops and other connected screens. Nokia hasn't offered up a firm launch date for the service yet but is expected to debut it in the next couple of weeks.