A new build of BBM Music is now appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This release, pushes BBM Music into version 188.8.131.52 and actually brings along quite a few changes with it. Looking at the list, here's a short summery of what has been changed:
- Invitation Requests - 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 - 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.
- Application Enhancements - 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.
The update is available to folks in the US, Canada and the UK. When you login to the BlackBerry Beta Zone it will show as a new beta, that you need to sign up for. If you're already a BBM Music premium subscriber, please ensure you read the upgrade process.