Music Unlimited: Sony’s Streaming Service

Sony’s new music streaming service, Music Unlimited has just been launched and interestingly it seems to be a hybrid of its main rivals, Spotify and Last.fm. The service has many good and bad points and we will run through them with you now.

First of all, the deal is that Sony are providing you with a huge catalogue of 6 million tracks for a choice of two different packages. The first is the basic plan which is $3.99 a month and gives you a Last.fm like ad free radio channel, however you can skip tracks. The second package is premium, which costs $9.99 a month and offers a service like Spotify, where you can skip tracks and also create playlists and make favourites. According to Mashable you also get access to premium Top 100 channels.

Sony’s new streaming service works on your Playstation 3, Sony Bravia TV or any PC; however a big disadvantage is that there is no free version available. A free 30 day trial is offered but this really is not enough considering what other services like Spotify offer. Another let down about Sony’s streaming site is that there is currently no mobile option available, although they have said that it will come to Android soon and more of their capable media players.

Sony has promised to rapidly add more tracks to their song library which may please users; however they have said the mobile version of the service will not be made available for the iPhone, which could become a serious issue. Plenty more details on Music Unlimited can be found by visiting Cnet. Let us know your thoughts on the new streaming service and if you think it will be a success.