What we have here is the premium version of WiMP – that has excited me a lot and I have to show it to you. WiMP only has premium version available for 99 SEK per month but you can sign up for a 30 day free trial if you want to try it before you sign up the service. If you are a Telenor customer you can get a 60 day free trial if you are interested in trying the service.
What do we have here?
It’s an application for the music service known as WimP. What WiMP has is a massive music library which you can basically rent the use of anywhere you’ve got internet. You only have an option to sign up for the premium version for 99 SEK but if you want to try it before you sign up, there is a free 30 day trial available.
First thoughts after a week usage
WiMP invests a lot to recommend and put together playlists, something they get plenty of plus points. There are a lot of fun music to discover and it feels light in the WiMP. Select the list of news or get them sorted by albums and genre. It will regularly top lists where WiMP account for the Nordic countries’ respective favorite. Some artists also make guest lists of their favorite songs. Wimp is also working more with album covers. In such genre lists, you get a grid of album covers of songs instead of a list. You can also see the album covers great if you want a closer look at them.
It’s easy to share music tip via Facebook or Last.fm. However, it is apparent that Wimp is a newer service since I have found far fewer friends on Facebook with WiMP then I have on Spotify. A plus with Wimp is that when we choose to share a song in which the recipient will receive the opportunity to listen to a song for 30 seconds,regardless of whether they have service or not.
I like the bright interface, and their number at the bottom of the program that contains album covers, controls, and a few lines from the play queue is really good. You can even quickly to skip any song using small check after the song title. In Spotify you need to click your way through several different steps, so it requires more steps to see what comes next.
Wimp has a really good search function like Google will give you suggestions for possible searches as you start typing. You get a clear result of artists,sounds and the album itself. With Spotify you get a long list when you search sorted by popularity.
WiMP uses the file format acc with 64 kbps encoding. If you choose the higher file format you get 256 kbps. A recommendation if you choose higher quality file format is that you upp your data plan. I discovered that the hard way:-)
The mobile is really good. It is easy to use, and works almost flawlessly when I have been testing it. As with the Desktop version, it can sometimes be a slight delay when the songs started. However, you can not be using both the cell phone and computer version simultaneously.
As it is right now WiMP has the upper hand for me. The clean interface displays the music so that you can more easily find new music and one thing that I have discovered is the playslists, they really have some awesome music so far in them. My favorite may be the classical movie titles playlist You can not go wrong with Prince and Purple Rain. It feels both new and fresh, something that I have missed in Spotify for a long time.
The Wimp’s also more information about the artists who links to reviews,their official websites, YouTube videos and access to the servicePopyoular. All the songs have a pop-core based on several reviews.