Nokia has announced the launch of its Nokia Music streaming service in the US, bringing a selection of free music to Windows Phone handsets. According to a press release, owners of the Lumia 900 and the Lumia 710 in the US can now download the app from the Windows Phone Marketplace, accessing more than 150 exclusive playlists compiled by "US based musicologists."

While Nokia Music is ad-free and does not require any registration or subscription, it does not allow users to select individual tracks — music can be accessed from pre-defined playlists or through a dynamic generator feature similar to Spotify Radio. The app also includes a Gig Finder feature, using location information to pinpoint nearby concerts and events related to users' musical interests.