Nokia debuts free music streaming service in UAE

Users will have access to 17m tracks

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Nokia debuts free music streaming service in UAE Consumers can either stream music or opt to cache tracks for offline play through Nokia Music Plus.
By  Stephen McBride Published  March 19, 2013

Nokia this week announced the launch of its free music streaming service, Nokia Music in the UAE.

Check out our gallery on the Nokia Music launch.

Consumers will be able to stream music from a suite of over 150 regularly updated playlists that span a spectrum of musical genres across Khaleeji, Arabic, Bollywood and International.

Partnering labels include international brands such as Universal, Sony and EMI; a selection of Arabic labels such as Meloday, Mazzika and Qanawat; and Bollywood's T-series, Yash Raj, and Eros.

"Nokia Music is great for discovering new music as it's the only smartphone music service out there offering access to millions of songs out of the box without the need to sign up, sign in, or endure adverts in between enjoying the music," said Tom Farrell, vice president, Nokia Middle East.

"Today we also launch as part of this service a premium feature: Nokia Music Plus with the ability to skip unlimited tracks and cache all the playlists offline."

Users can also create their own personal soundtrack by selecting the Nokia Music "Create" function that generates a playlist based on their preferred artists. UAE music fans will have access to artists such as Mohamed Abdo, Rashed Al Majed, Abdul Majeed Abdullah, Nancy Ajram, Myriam Fares and George Wassouf.

"The UAE is a melting pot of different cultures," Farrell added. "This is why we have ensured that we are offering a diverse collection of music that suits people's different tastes, covering Arabic, Bollywood and international music. We have worked extra hard to ensure our service meets the expectations of the inspired, demanding, and active music fans in the UAE."

Check out our gallery on the Nokia Music launch.

Consumers can also buy music from the Nokia Music Ala Carte store, which carries over 17m tracks for regional and international music. Nokia Lumia owners can download the Nokia Music app for free from the Windows Phone Store.

1677 days ago
Martin

Thanks for the update! I wonder how this will be.. I'm using a different streaming service called Torch Music (music.torchmusic.com). I really like it! It's easy to use and I can just search of an artist or a song I feel like listening to and play it. I already made a bunch of playlists!

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