Nokia discontinuing PC Registration for Nokia Music Service
Now this is a bummer. As you all might be knowing, I am a huge fan of the Nokia Music Unlimited service, having been using it for more than 2 years now. Although Nokia ensured that the experience doesn’t remain as smooth as it was in the beginning by reducing the songs downloaded Over the Air to a shocking 32kbps quality, you could still download high quality 256kbps DRM free MP3 files using the Nokia Music Player easily.
Looks like those days might be over too.
Just a few weeks back, I formatted my laptop in order to switch to the 64 bit version of Windows 8. This meant I lost my Nokia Music Player PC registration, but no biggie as you can register a new PC or Mobile device every 90 days.
While I was waiting for the 90 days period to expire, I thought of contacting the customer service of Nokia to see if they could help me bypass the wait & register my PC immediately.
Now although I did not have any high hopes of a positive outcome, I certainly wasn’t expecting this reply from Nokia.
According to the Nokia Care executive, Nokia has apparently discontinued the PC Registration service with Nokia Music which allowed you to easily download music to your PC using the Nokia Music Player.
If true, this is another sad service change by Nokia for the Nokia Music service. Now, you can either download 32kbps tracks directly on your device Over the Air or you’ll have to connect the device to the laptop and download the tracks from the website using a plugin.