WiMP is a music streaming service that allows instant listening to specific tracks or albums, with virtually no buffering delay. Music can be browsed by artist, by album or by created playlists as well as by direct searches. The service is made by the Norwegian company WiMP Music, which is owned by 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 is also working on a HiFi-product with FLAC.
Wimp is funded by paid subscriptions and a 30-day free trial is available. WiMP is currently[when?] available in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Poland. Cable TV and satellite customers in Norway may sign up for a limited edition of WiMP for free and the full version at a reduced cost, if they are customers through Canal Digital. Telcos including Telenor, 3 and Play are among other WiMP distribution partners.
WiMP gives full access to play music from a library of some 20 million tracks and the library is growing. WiMP has local editors in each country it operates, to present the local and international music.