We told you a few days ago that RIM had released BBM Music v1.1 in the BlackBerry Beta Zone just for Canadians. Now they have fast tracked it onto App World with its general availability this morning. We have been getting confirmation from users getting notifications about the update. My guess is that the same change log (see below) applies to v18.104.22.168 which you can pick up BBM Music v1.1 in App World here.
What’s new in BBM Music 1.1?:
- Ability to Request a Gift – Users can ask their BBM Contacts for a subscription to BBM Music.
- Added Notifications – Splat notifications to continue free trials and prior to first subscription charge
- Integration with BBM ‘Show what I’m listening to’ – Playing songs in BBM Music will update BBM Status if ‘Show what I’m listening to’ is selected within BBM (Requires BBM 6.1)
- Server side search improvements for new releases and popular content
- Invites via Twitter and Facebook
- Visible cues to add contacts at application start
- Searching contacts by name
- Sorting contacts by listens and recent updates
- Improved “Add Songs” dialog
- Improved playlist creation process
- Improved performance throughout the app
- Bug fixes