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|Original author(s)||WiMP Music|
|Initial release||February 19, 2010|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, MeeGo|
|Platform||Adobe Air, Cross-platform|
|Available in||Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Polish|
WiMP is a music streaming service. The service is available on mobiles, tablets, network players and computers. The service is made by the Norwegian company WiMP Music, which is owned by Swedish Aspiro AB, listed on the Nasdaq OMX stock exchange in Stockholm. Music in WiMP is streamed using the AAC+ file format in a bitrate of 96 kbit/s or the AAC file format in a bitrate of 320 kbit/s if the high quality streaming option is selected. WiMP also offers a HiFi-product with FLAC/ALAC.
Cost and availability
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Wimp is funded by paid subscriptions and a one month free trial is available. WiMP is currently[when?] available in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Poland.
The service is also available in the US the UK, where it is called Tidal (http://www.tidalhifi.com), and emphasizes the high-fidelity loss-less mode, but the other modes, "High" and "Normal", are also available. Tidal claims to have 25 million tracks.
Catalogue and editorial experience
WiMP gives access to a music library of some 25 million tracks. WiMP has local editors in each country it operates, to present the local and international music and in-app magazines also available online. WiMP also offers music videos, so far available in the Android-client