Former Nokia music service MixRadio is shutting down
When Nokia signed a cope with Microsoft to license Home windows Telephone, the Finnish smartphone maker constructed a set of apps to assist lure iOS and Android customers to the platform. It launched devoted navigation and digital camera apps, but in addition a music app referred to as MixRadio.
The free streaming service, which began life as Nokia Comes With Music in 2007, remained unique to Home windows Telephone till shortly after Microsoft acquired Nokia and the software program big deemed MixRadio surplus to necessities. After little greater than a yr, its present proprietor, Japanese messaging agency Line, has additionally determined sufficient is sufficient and introduced at the moment that may shut down the streaming service.
In a press release, Line hints that a lack of income was behind MixRadio’s closure: “After a cautious evaluation of the subsidiary’s general efficiency, the monetary challenges posed by the music streaming market, and priorities of LINE Company, LINE has decided that future progress can be troublesome to make sure and determined to discontinue the MixRadio music streaming service.”
Though the service will probably be phased out within the “coming weeks,” Line says it is going to proceed to supply music streaming by way of its Line Music app, which is at present stay in Japan and Thailand. There is no phrase on whether or not the corporate plans to widen the variety of launch markets, so should you’re an present MixRadio consumer, you might quickly have to discover a new streaming residence.