Nokia India shuts down web version of its music store

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Sep 13 2013, 03:13am hrs
As part of its mobile first strategy, Nokia India has pulled the plug on the web version of its digital music store after running it for over 4 years.

"This Nokia music site is no longer available...You will not be able to download music from Nokia Music through your web browser, Nokia music player or Aditi," a message on the company website said.

The company, however, said people can download music through an active music subscription.

"To download new music from Nokia Music and listen to Mix Radio you will need to have an active Nokia Music Unlimited subscription," the message said.

The Nokia Music Store India was launched in August, 2009 at the Music Connects conference. It allowed users to browse and buy music in order to download on PC and compatible Nokia mobile device.

All Nokia music unlimited compatible phones will come with a free period of Nokia music unlimited subscription, after which the customers may be able to renew their subscription for a fee.

Asked about the shutting down of web version of Nokia music, a company spokesperson said: "We communicated the ramp down of desktop downloads in India back in 2011 as part of our mobile first strategy. We will continue to invest significantly in the success of Nokia Music in India."

Earlier this year, online retailer Flipkart had shut down Flyte, its digital music store. PTI KIR KSR 09122051