RIM gave us a big surprise today and officially released their much anticipated BBM Music service! Everyone has been patiently waiting on this to come out of beta. Beta testers can assure you that this service is legit. You can browse millions of songs and instantly add them to your collection. I really enjoyed testing out this service and am excited for its release today.
BBMM is deigned to share music among your friends. Here’s how it works:
So what does all this goodness cost. For starters you can use the BBM Music app for free with a 30 day
- Download BBM Music from BlackBerry App World, and select 50 songs that will automatically be shared with your BBM Music friends
- The songs that your friends select (as well as the songs you selected) become part of your BBM Music library, thereby significantly increasing the number of songs you can listen to. For example: if you have 25 BBM Music friends, and each has 50 songs, your library could increase to 1,300 songs!
- You can create music playlists comprised of any number of songs from your BBM Music library
- Easily discover music that your BBM Music friends are listening to, and comment on your friends’ songs and playlists
- Songs can be cached, so you can listen to music even when out of wireless coverage, such as when you are on the subway oron a flight
- Each month, you can swap out up to half of the 50 songs you personally selected to explore new music
(60 days for a limited time) free trial, but for the full listening experience you need to pay $4.99/month otherwise you only get 30 second previews of the songs. Really that's not bad for all the songs you could potentially get.
Here is how to download it and some official information from the inside BlackBerry Blog
BBM Music will be available beginning later today on BlackBerry App World in Canada and the United States, with additional regions launching shortly.
Free Trial and Subscription:
The innovative BBM Music service is available for a monthly subscription of $4.99 USD, with a 30 day ‘try before you buy’ offer***. For a limited time, and on a first-come first-served basis, RIM is extending the free trial offer to a period of 60 days***, so download BBM Music today!
Download the app on BlackBerry App World:BlackBerry - App World - Official Store for BlackBerry Apps
BBM Music how-to video: BlackBerry Torch 9850 9860 - How to Demos Support Help & Tips - BlackBerry 7 OS
* May take up to 24 hrs. to appear in the BlackBerry App World catalog.
** Application requirements:
BlackBerry® OS 5 or higher
BBM 6.0 or higher
User must have access to BlackBerry App World
SD card is recommended for caching songs
*** New BBM Music users only. May not be combined with other offers. Payment information required to receive full trial period. Following trial user placed into automatically renewing monthly subscription plan unless cancelled before end of trial period. Limited time introductory offer may vary by BlackBerry device or carrier. Additional charges may apply. Subject to change. See BlackBerry BBM Music
for complete details and restrictions.
Let us know your thoughts on BBM Music, and whether or not you plan on using the service.