The Nokia Lumia lineup of devices have gotten a boost in the entertainment department as AT&T and Nokia team up to bring on an entertainment hub called Entrance by AOL. This hub will bring AOL Music, Moviefone, and “The Huffington Post Entertainment” together in an experience made specifically for Lumia smartphones. This environment will bring 55,000 SHOUTcast radio stations and free music album streaming via AOL Music, breaking news from across the entertainment industry, and Movifone’s on-device movie search.
You’ll be able to easily check out movie information related to the theaters near you and pick up tickets for up-to-date showings as well. This addition will be bringing on Augmented Reality as well – all you’ve got to do is hold your device up to the world around you (while the app is open) and you’ll see theaters, movie posters, and showtimes appear attached to theaters nearby – or rather far away depending on how close you are to a theater, of course. Moviefone’s information archive also includes movie posters and trailers galore!
Entertainment news will be streaming throughout your Entrance by AOL software with HuffPost Entertainment, AOL Music, and more. You’ll be working with a vast amount of streaming music with SHOUTcast Radio for global radio stations coming to you from all around the planet. You’ll also be working with AOL Music and CD Listening Party (CDLP) for early access to tracks that are exclusive to AOL only. These weekly offerings allow user to listen to full length albums from up-and-coming bands and also allow for the purchase (and download) of said tracks once you’ve heard a full preview.
The addition of Entrance by AOL software to your Lumia smartphone brings on Live Tile updates and Windows Phone user interface interaction as well. The Entrance by AOL app also links together the different collections of information noted above, with the following example given by Nokia:
“If a user likes a movie, they can see the entire cast with a tap, and continue to drill down to see all of the news related to a specific actor. Users can even listen to the soundtrack of that show and download the music. Multi-linked content helps people easily find what they love, and dig
deeper right inside the app.”
This app will be available immediately if not soon and will be appearing quite visibly in Lumia devices of the future – stay tuned to our Nokia tag to see everything else that pops up today – big releases for Microsoft and the Nokia crew!