Nokia India has shut down the online version of its digital music store. The news of the shut down comes less than two weeks after the US software giant Microsoft acquired Nokia’s handset business.
The Indian website of the company said, “This Nokia music site is no longer available. You can still enjoy Nokia Music on most Nokia phones”. The online note mentioned that users will no longer be able to download music from Nokia music store through a web browser. From now on, users will only be able to download new music through an active Nokia Music Unlimited subscription, which indicates that just the online version has been suspended for now.
The website added that All Nokia Music Unlimited compatible phones will come with a free period of Nokia Music unlimited subscription, after which users may be able to renew their subscription. A spokesperson from Nokia pointed out that the closure is part of the company's mobile first strategy.
Nokia Music remains committed to provide Indian consumers with a terrifuc music service. The store was launched in July 2009 and offered songs across various genres. In 2010, the company introduced the Ovi Music Unlimited service and now the Nokia Music Unlimited, which enabled customers to download songs for free for one year.
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