Nokia Music for Windows 8 and RT released

Nokia has just released it’s first Windows 8 / RT Metro / Modern application today. This first (probably not last) Windows 8 application is Nokia Music and mimics the synonymous application already available on Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phones. The main difference though is that users can only listen to 30s song samples instead of the unlimited streaming found on Lumia Windows Phones.

Ironically Nokia Music technically craps all over Microsoft’s own Xbox Music app on the platform. It’s faster, smoother, has a better UI/UX etc… It is lightning fast on my Surface RT compared to the bloody mess that is Xbox Music and Video. Microsoft is once again being one-upped by Nokia similarly to what is often happening on the company’s mobile platform. Hit the break to watch the application in action and download it.

Windows 8:
- 7 Day trial of NM+, with an in-app upgrade path (30sec clip mixes outside of the trial period)
- 100’s of curated mixes from Nokia experts and international artists
- Listen to all the MP3’s in your ‘My Music’ library via the app
- Mix recommendations based on the music playing, for both mixes and your own collection
- Artist Mix – see up to three artists and the app will create a playlist based on your choices
- Offline mix – save as many mixes as you can carry for offline playback
- Search for mixes containing your favourite artist
- Artist pages complete with high quality artist images, biographies, tweets, gig info (including Here mapping), related artists and more
- Snap View – minimise Nokia Music on your home screen but still access music controls
- Play To – Stream music to DLNA devices on your wireless network

Source: Windows Store