Nokia have given their Nokia Music app on Windows Phone 8 a bit of a facelift changing the name in the process, now calling it Nokia MixRadio.
To anyone familiar with the app, Mix Radio was the popular music streaming service, with tracks compiled based on your favourite performers. You are still able to “Create a mix” and play and download mixes created by “experts” but you are now able to thumb up and down tracks, which help personalise your experience better. You can still search for MP3 tracks to buy, and favourite Artists, which gives you notifications on these, now including news when they are appearing live.
Personally I like the new look of the app, and the ability to tell it what tracks you like and dislike is great. I have not long had it installed on my device, but early impressions suggest that this is a good move from Nokia.
If you haven’t received the update notification on your Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 device (sorry, not available for 7.x devices unfortunately) yet or you do not have Nokia Music/Nokia MixRadio already installed then you can get it from the Windows Phone Store by CLICKING HERE.
The app’s description is as follows:
Introducing the next generation of Nokia Music, Nokia MixRadio, bringing you free, personalized music with no advertising.
Listen to the music you want to hear with Play Me, a constant stream of music created just for you. Use Thumbs up and Thumbs down to tell us what you like so that your mix gets better and better every time you play. It’s like having your own personal radio station.
Also includes the features you know and love – my music, mp3 store, create a mix, gigs and offline playback – so that you can store your favorite mixes on your phone and enjoy anywhere, even without a connection.
(Feature availability varies by country, which is determined from your SIM).
New features in this version:
– Play Me is a personalized mix inspired by your unique music profile.
– Thumbs up / Thumbs down to help refine your music profile.
– Share mixes with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or by email and SMS.
– New name and a new look to make it even easier to use.
– Bug fixes.
Exclusively for Nokia Lumia
Note that Nokia MixRadio is currently only supported in the following countries:
Australia; Austria; Brazil; Canada; China; Finland; France; Germany; India; Indonesia; Ireland; Italy; Malaysia; Mexico; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Russia; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Africa; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Thailand; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
And don’t forget to let us know what you think of the update.