By Vamien McKalin email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 20, 2013 09:59 AM EST
Nokia just recently launched its premium Music+ service in Europe, and now the Finnish giant has made the service available in the United States.
Nokia Music+ is exclusive to all Lumia Windows Phone handsets. In Europe, the service will set you back £4, and in the United States, $4. Among its features:
Unlimited skips. Whether you like to skip from track to track, or just want extra control over what you hear, there's no stopping on Nokia Music+.
Unlimited downloads. The free service allows you to download up to four Mixes (each of which contains hours of music) and play them without an Internet connection. The paid service removes this limit — you can download a massive supply of offline music and swap as you wish.
Higher quality. Even over a 2.5G connection, the high quality of streaming music is surprising. Nokia Music+ allows you to download music at eight times the existing quality. Plus, you can set rules to only download high quality when you're on Wi-Fi, for example.
Lyrics. Words to the songs you're listening to appear right on your Nokia Lumia. Choose from a scrolling list, Karaoke-style format or a display you can scroll up and down.
On your desktop. The Nokia Music+ subscription also provides access to the service without your phone. A Web app gives you the ability to play Mixes on your computer, smart TV or other connected screens.
If you are the kind of person who is cautious, there's a seven-day trial, so worry not.