JB Hi-Fi Now App in the Marketplace
JB Hi-Fi Now is the attractive and reasonably priced music streaming service on offer from the popular Australian retailer. Official apps for the service were released on other mobile platforms in April with the promise to soon bring the service to Windows Phone 7. It’s unfortunate that the release of the service was not more prominently advertised; a few Google searches turned up not much more than the original announcements, but it appears the WP7 app has been available since mid-June.
‘Now’ claims to offer a catalogue of 9 million songs, allows you to search users’ profiles using a variety of filters, and offers up similar artists to those you are browsing. Its graphical based web platform is very ‘metro’, making it a perfect fit for those WP fans that are looking for an alternative to Zune, and it’s great to see the support for the platform from a premium brand.
JB Hi-Fi Now is available as a free download from the Marketplace; but you’ll need a paid ‘Now’ premium subscription in order to utilise it. At $99, a 12 month premium subscription works out to about $8.25 a month.