Flipkart shuts Flyte

Consumers can utilise their wallet before 17th June.

Flipkart, according to website is closing its music download service, Flyte MP3 store, due to problems of music piracy and micro-payments. One of its kind service Flyte, was started in February 2012. The service allows people to download music at affordable prices. Customers, by 17 June, can purchase the music from the store. Moreover, all the purchases made from Flyte on or before June 17, 2013 will be available for download till August 18 2013. But after that, buyers won’t be able to download those afresh. According to Mekin Maheshwari, Flipkart Head (Digital Media and Payments), Flyte MP3 was launched a year back with an aim to bring legal digital content to consumers in India. In one year’s time it had built a customer base of nearly 100,000 customers.