BBM Music has been updated in the Blackberry Beta Zone to v1.2! Here is the info you need to get set up: Please be advised that if you are a current or previous BBM Music user, you will need to have a premium subscription to BBM Music in order to participate. If you are a new user, you will be able to enjoy a free trial period of 30 days which will begin once you download and open the application.
To get started please read the information outlined below. Once you are ready to start testing you can access the latest BBM Music 1.2 download here and begin!
About BBM™ Music
BBM Music lets you share, discover, play, and grow your music collection with your BBM™ friends. The more BBM Music friends you have, the more songs you can listen to—full tracks, not just previews. With BBM Music, you can:
- Build your music profile from a catalogue of millions of tracks (with more to be added over the coming weeks)
- Invite friends to BBM Music from your BBM contacts and gain access to their music
- Create playlists from your BBM Music songs plus your friends’ songs
- Share playlists or single songs with BBM Music friends
- Follow your friends’ BBM Music activity via timelines and comments, or start up a BBM chat about your favorite bands
- Cache music for easy offline listening
- Seamless integration with other BlackBerry music services
Discovering similar musical tastes just got easier! When an invitation request is sent from a ‘friend of a friend’ through Recent Updates you will now be able to view songs and the common friend before accepting/declining an invitation.
‘Favorite’ Songs and Contacts
You can now highlight songs or contacts as favorites in BBM Music 1.2! To favorite a song, you need to click on the star displayed in the top left hand corner while listening to a specific song. When the star is highlighted yellow, this will indicate the song as a “favorite” and you will now be able to access this song through “favorite songs” on your profile tab. Favorite songs will be displayed to your friends in Recent Updates
For a favorite contact, when you visit a contact’s page you can select “favorite” from the top menu bar. This will add a highlighted yellow star beside the contact’s name in the contacts tab which will only be visible to you. You will now have the ability to search by “favorite” contacts within the contacts tab.
Intelligent shuffle offers you the ability to shuffle songs by favorite songs, genre, artist, song popularity, album, contact, release year or recently added. To access the intelligent shuffle, on the home tab click “shuffle” which will display the shuffle menu shown below.
A Default Friend for all New Users
New users to BBM Music will now have a default friend listed as a contact.
If you are an existing BBM Music user you will also notice improved notification for friends already using BBM Music, improved performance at startup and easier access to account information from the profile screen.