MixRadio, the streaming service from Nokia will no longer allow Indian users to renew their unlimited download subscription. The company first revealed it on its FAQs section, which was later confirmed by an executive. First reported by Windows Central, users can still stream music using the MixRadio app, however, they won’t be able to use unlimited downloading. The ability to renew the premium option hasn’t been available for quite some time now, but Nokia had said that it was working on fixing it. The latest revision to the Frequently Asked Questions section however puts water to all hope that Windows Phone-powered Lumia handset owners had. Also Read - Messaging app Line acquires MixRadio music streaming service from Microsoft
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You will no-longer be able to purchase renewals for your unlimited download subscription via Operator Billing, Credit/Debit Card or Voucher as this feature is no-longer available. Also Read - Microsoft reportedly looking at spinning off Nokia MixRadio
The streaming MixRadio service will still be functioning on your Lumia WP8 device without the unlimited download subscription, where you can enjoy all of your favorite artists and discover new ones.”
MixRadio’s unlimited downloading service was a highlight among Indian users. Those who bought a Lumia smartphone got several months of free subscription, in addition to cheaper upgrade plans. The move will hurt several Windows Phone users in India, who don’t really have any decent alternative. Saavn, Gaana.com, Wynk Music are all still only available on iOS and Android. The streaming giant Spotify recently arrived on Microsoft’s mobile operating system, however, it isn’t available in India.