Omio has had confirmation by Michael Bebel – Global Head Of Music at Nokia - at Mobile World Congress, that the recently launched Nokia Music+ can be used on other devices – besides just a Windows Phone 8 Lumia handset.
We started by asked the head of Music how the update is, after just a week after its launch?
“It’s going well, we are very pleased. With Nokia Music+, we were really listening to the feedback coming in from our free user base and have tailored that around a lot of the features they were asking for”
“High-quality audio was one. People were streaming it to their home stereo or car stereo system. Lyrics kept coming up [as a requested feature], certainly synchronised lyrics – where they’re available; they’re a great Karaoke feature”
“And then this ability to take it off the device, and have it ability to virtually any device. We have done that now through the HTML5 interface”
“That is in beta form right now, but it will be as feature rich as the on-device offering. You have to have an account [as a subscriber]; then you can login, using that account, to the HTML5 interface”
“So, anything that can render that [can use it] and it can be rendered to many different screen sizes”
“The only limitation, you can’t have the offline mixes. Right now, we have the curated mixes and the store. All other features, except for off-line caching of mixes will be available via HTML5 – as part of the subscription”
We asked if that is coming, or could be coming.
“We are always evaluating what can be added and the need for it.”
That isn’t an outright no, so watch this space folks.