Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity is a “cloud-based digital music service” that claims to give music enthusiasts “access at any time to a constantly growing catalog of millions of songs from major labels”. Among those major labels are Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and EMI Music, Sony says. They also claim independent labels will have a contribution to the service.
Though the service has been around since December of 2010, it was only made available to the U.K. and Ireland. In January of 2011, Germany, Italy, Spain and France got a chance to dance to Sony’s tune, and now in February, it’s time for a few more users.
Sony states that you will be able to play music anytime on a wide variety of Sony internet capable devices, and includes ” Blu-ray Disc™ player, Blu-ray Disc Home Theater system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system as well as VAIO and other personal computers” in their lineup. Sony continues to express it’s wide range of peripheral attack explaining the service will also be provided to ” Sony and third-party Android-based mobile devices and other portable devices”.
With Google moving in the cloud direction, and the Android platform becoming such a rapidly changing, popular operating system, you can expect to see plenty of integration from larger corporations in months to come; and with the recent fuss over at last.fm, this is the perfect time for Sony to step in – and grab the bull by the horns.
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Source: Sony Corporation