1. Nadia bruce's Avatar
    In this competitive world don't you think Microsoft should make MIX RADIO free for all Windows phones.
    hj2132 likes this.
    02-05-2015 11:51 AM
  2. hj2132's Avatar
    Yes
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    02-05-2015 11:53 AM
  3. ashram's Avatar
    as nice as it would be, if it were free, then MS would be loosing too much money per person.
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    02-05-2015 12:15 PM
  4. krcndn's Avatar
    In this competitive world don't you think Microsoft should make MIX RADIO free for all Windows phones.
    They can't..its a deal from Nokia
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    02-05-2015 12:23 PM
  5. Nadia bruce's Avatar
    as nice as it would be, if it were free, then MS would be loosing too much money per person.
    Not more than 1 -2 million and they can pay it easily.

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    02-05-2015 12:27 PM
  6. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    It is free. You pay for the extra features, no?
    Anyway, why the hell should it be free?!
    02-05-2015 12:51 PM
  7. lordsnow's Avatar
    Line bought MixRadio from Microsoft. So, no longer "our" property.
    02-05-2015 01:03 PM
  8. Nyrup's Avatar
    02-05-2015 01:06 PM
  9. Nadia bruce's Avatar
    OK, thanks everyone

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    02-05-2015 09:56 PM
  10. renjith p george's Avatar
    And the flirting begins by arya lol
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    02-05-2015 11:38 PM
  11. Wp_Shashwat's Avatar
    And the flirting begins by arya lol
    Hahahah! Nice one! ;)
    Last edited by Wp_Shashwat; 02-06-2015 at 12:32 AM.
    02-05-2015 11:44 PM
  12. Wp_Shashwat's Avatar
    I did not flirt just said hi by seeing her pic
    And sorry if u felt bad
    Well you didn't say hi to the rest of us, so...
    02-06-2015 12:33 AM
  13. hj2132's Avatar
    Can we access mix radio and songs for free
    02-06-2015 11:52 AM
  14. ashram's Avatar
    a couple of dollars PER user per a set time period ...so think 1-2 million over a week or 2 give or take user count. so it's not 1-2 million a year or total.
    02-06-2015 01:17 PM
  15. Nadia bruce's Avatar
    a couple of dollars PER user per a set time period ...so think 1-2 million over a week or 2 give or take user count. so it's not 1-2 million a year or total.
    Can't they make there own database??
    02-06-2015 11:03 PM
  16. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Microsoft has their own streaming service, in the way of the xbox music however they put an end to the ad supported streaming on 1st December last year. So the only way to stream via xbox music is to become a paying subscriber.
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    02-07-2015 05:16 AM
  17. ashram's Avatar
    Can't they make there own database??
    unless MS gets into music production directly or buys the the music out right (gaining 100% ownership) then the same issue applies. Radio stations, streaming services, etc pay a license to play the song as well as a royalty to the record label.. thus why you get ads on free services, including radio
    Nadia bruce likes this.
    02-09-2015 11:01 AM
  18. Christopher Kendalls's Avatar
    MixRadio to Microsoft was like Songza to Google. Only difference is that Microsoft didn't need MixRadio, so they sold it.

    Unless you need unlimited playlists or 192 kbps there is no reason to purchase MixRadio. If you take the "Your Mix" playlist offline it does well. Microsoft already offers a free month of Xbox Music Pass through Bing Rewards and you can get a free 635 for the price of an annual subscription which is more than Google is doing so I'm not sure what else you want.
    Nadia bruce likes this.
    02-09-2015 11:18 AM
  19. Nadia bruce's Avatar
    My point is that at this stage they have to give much more than Google... in order to compete them...
    02-09-2015 11:55 AM
  20. Christopher Kendalls's Avatar
    My point is that at this stage they have to give much more than Google... in order to compete them...
    They don't. Google is not giving away anything. Microsoft is. Google uses the music locker as a tease to upsell you to Google Play Music All Access. The only thing that is free with Google is Songza; you might get one ad after several hours. Google does offer free music from time to time, but in my experience that music is free for a very good reason.

    Songza on Windows Phone is actually better than it is on Android. Only good thing about Google Play are the offline capabilities. Microsoft and Google have us covered. The real hold out is Apple. No offline capabilities in iTunes Radio. No official, first party way to download music other than iTunes. Google and Microsoft have better software than Apple on their own platform. I found it much easier to use Google Play Music to store music on the iPhone than anything I found in the Apple Store.

    I'm not saying that Microsoft shouldn't do more. I'm saying that Microsoft doesn't advertise what they are doing, because they don't care if you know about it or not. The way that Microsoft does things is closer to Blackberry than it is Google or Apple. They figure that a phone that is strong in the productivity department does not have to advertise its media capabilities. What they don't understand is that non-techies don't understand it because non-techies want something sexy that shines, and that is where Android is killing Windows Phone.

    The only thing Microsoft needs to do is create a music locker out of OneDrive and sell unlimited storage for a competitive price. That should nullify Google Play Music and Amazon MP3. They're too focused on unlimited storage through Office 365, and those customers aren't looking to utilize OneDrive as a music locker; which might be the point of why Microsoft does not do what I'm suggesting, but I think it could happen at some point.
    Nadia bruce likes this.
    02-10-2015 05:38 AM

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