BBM Music to be discontinued as of June 2, 2013
on 3 Apr 2013 11:05 pm EDT
If you're a BBM Music subscriber, the time we've all known deep down was coming has finally arrived. BlackBerry has now sent out emails to current subscribers letting them know the BBM Music service will be discontinued as of June 2, 2013.
“BBM Music service will be discontinued as of June 2, 2013*. For paying customers, April is the last month that you will be billed. In May, as your BBM contacts stop using the service, songs in your playlists will begin to turn grey and will no longer be available."
The email does go on with information on how to remove the app from device once the service is discontinued, which can be done by highlighting the icon, pressing the menu key and choosing the delete option. At that time, subscription billing should discontinue as well but if you want to get ahead of that and ensure it's done, you can find directions here or cancel on the BlackBerry World storefront under your subscription options.
Additionally, BlackBerry notes that Rdio is a great alternative to the BBM Music service and is offering a free 30 day trial of their premium offerings. (Where's that BlackBerry 10 app at Rdio?) You can check out the full email and further details in the CrackBerry forums.
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