MixRadio was originally started by Nokia and it was acquired by Microsoft as part of the Lumia smartphone deal.
The current owners of MixRadio, a company called Line have announced that they will be shutting down the music service.
LINE agreed to acquire the business and assets making up the music service known as MixRadio from Microsoft Mobile OY in December 2014. The newly established company continued to provide a radio-style music streaming service intended to provide a broader user experience. Nevertheless, after a careful assessment of the subsidiary’s overall performance, the financial challenges posed by the music streaming market, and priorities of LINE Corporation, LINE has determined that future growth would be difficult to ensure and decided to discontinue the MixRadio music streaming service.
LINE will continue to provide a unique user experience that blends music and communication via its LINE MUSIC service, which is currently available in Japan and Thailand.
You can find out more details about the closure of MixRadio over at Line’s website at the link below.