7digital music app comes to Windows Phone devices


7digital has announced a new app for Windows Phone devices. Giving access to the company's MP3 download store, it's due to launch in January 2012.

The company's library has some 17 million tracks available to buy online with a new web store currently in public beta and set to go live in the new year.

The 7digital library is the power behind Spotify's MP3 store and the soon-to-launch Pure Music subscription streaming service.

A 7digital app will now be available on Windows Phone devices, such as the new Nokia Lumia smartphones (see our review in the January issue, out December 14th).

The 'all-in-one' app will allow users to browse and preview tracks, as well as purchase and download tracks straight to their mobile.

Lower quality files will be downloaded when users are using a cellular network connection, with these instantly uploaded to 320kbps MP3s when synced to a wifi network.

Users will also be able to access their tracks stored in the 7digital cloud locker from within the app.

Ben Drury, 7digital CEO, said: "As well as Windows Phone devices, 7digital is also readily available natively on Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets, Blackberry devices, and as an app on for all Android devices."

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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).