For those who didn’t know JB H-Fi have been operating their own streaming music service for a couple of years called JB Hi-Fi Now Music. Today customers of the Australian based service have been receiving emails informing them that as of 17 March 2016 the service will come to and end.
If you’re a member of the service using customer billing, the service will conclude from February 17th, if you have a gift card for the service it looks like JB will make good on your balance, offering to convert JB HiFi Now Gift cards to JB Hi-Fi Stire credit or receive a refund via your local store or online. If you’re using gift cards and want to continue using the service you can continue right up to the March 17th cut off date.
Users who wish to export a list of their playlists can do so simply by logging into the service and following the instructions, but remember this is just a list of songs, not the music itself.
At this stage, the JB Hi-Fi NOW Music Android app hasn’t updated with details of the closure but this should be coming through in good order.
In a world with Google Play music, apple music, Spotify, Pandora and other music streaming service, some of which have free tiers or carrier subsidised periods it’s not hard to see why a relativity small service such as JB’s wasn’t able to remain in operation.
We’re you a JB Hi-Fi now subscriber? What streaming service are you thinking of moving to?