Earlier this week we saw a BBM Musicbeta hit that was only available to Canadians but luckily for the rest of us this update has rolled out officially and version 22.214.171.124 is ready for your downloading pleasure. This update brought a slew of new features to the table, such as the ability to request a subscription from a BBM contact, send invites via Twitter and Facebook, and much more. If you are a current subscriber be sure to hit the link below and grab the update, and if you are not currently a BBM Music user be sure to sign up before January 4, 2012 to get 4 months free. Full list of improvements available after the break!
What's new in BBM Music 1.1?:
Ability to Request a Gift – Users can ask their BBM Contacts for a subscription to BBM Music.
Added Notifications – Splat notifications to continue free trials and prior to first subscription charge
Integration with BBM ‘Show what I’m listening to’ - Playing songs in BBM Music will update BBM Status if ‘Show what I’m listening to’ is selected within BBM (Requires BBM 6.1)
Server side search improvements for new releases and popular content
Invites via Twitter and Facebook
Visible cues to add contacts at application start
Searching contacts by name
Sorting contacts by listens and recent updates
Improved “Add Songs” dialog
Improved playlist creation process
Improved performance throughout the app
Subscription Gift Requests
You can now make a Gift Request when your trial completely expires. This lets you ask one of your BBM contacts to pay for your subscription, and allows users without a payment method to easily subscribe.
When your trial expires, initiate a gift request from Options > Account Info > Gift Request
Select the BBM contact you want to request the gift from
Your contact will receive the request
Your contact enter their payment info, and the payment is processed
You receive confirmation of the gift
You enjoy free music for 30 days
Invite Friends via Text Message and Social Networks
You can now invite friends to BBM Music via text message, Twitter, and Social Feeds! It's easy!
Navigate to the Friends tab
Select “Add Contact”
Social Feeds invites can be posted to BBM, Facebook, Twitter, or Windows Live Messenger. You must have Social Feeds installed with your OS in order to use the Social Feeds feature.
‘Show What I’m Listening To’ Integration
BBM Music 1.1 is integrated with the ‘Show what I’m listening to’ feature in BBM 6.1.
In BBM 6.1, view your BBM profile
Select the checkbox
Any music played in BBM Music 1.1 will show as your status message in BBM 6.1
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