Sony is the latest company to join the somewhat crowded music streaming market on Android, with their new Music Unlimited service.
Powered by Sony’s media streaming service Qriocity (which was recently hacked during the whole Sony saga), Music Unlimited will give Android users access to Sony’s huge catalogue of music tracks.
You can download the Music Unlimited app for free from the Android Market, and then choose to pay either $4 or $10 per month for either the basic or premium plans, respectively. The service works similarly to Spotify in that you pay your monthly subscription and then have access to streaming music through the web.
Sony launched the Music Unlimited service in February this year, initially offering it to iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users only. The service has now been brought across to Google’s Android platform and will be compatible on devices running version 2.1 (Eclair) and above.
The basic $4 monthly subscription will give you access to use the service on multiple devices (including your laptop or PC), Music Sync and Personalised Basic Music Channels.
If you choose to shell out for the premium package ($10 per month) you’ll get a ton of new features. You’ll get access to premium channels, full access to Sony’s entire music library (over 7 million songs), Playlist creation and the ability to add Sony’s music to your own library.
Music Unlimited sounds great but with both Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player already providing music streaming for Android users, and with Sony’s reputation tarnished by the recent security debacle, will it really take off?
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