Sony’s Streaming Service Gets iPhone and Android Apps

We brought you the news about a month ago of Sony’s launch of their music streaming service, Music Unlimited. One month on and an app is on the way for Android and iOS according to Cnet.

Sony’s service which we likened to a hybrid of their rivals Spotify and Last.fm, launched in December and gives customers a choice of around 6 million tracks in their catalogue. A big disadvantage of the service was that there was no mobile option available but now the app is coming to the smartphones it should have a positive impact on Sony’s user base.

Sony boss Tim Schaaff spoke about the app and said “It’s very natural for us to support Android and iOS over time”. Total Telecom has reported that Sony has expanded their service to Italy, Spain, France and Germany with a huge advantage of Music Unlimited being that you can run it off your Playstation 3, Sony Bravia TV or any PC. As well as the new apps that will be available soon for mobile.

More competition is on the way as mSpot Music got its official launch this week, to add to a number of cloud based music services out there now. It will be interesting to see how Sony’s efforts to increase business impact their competitors. If you are a customer of Music Unlimited then let us know what you think of the service and if you are pleased to hear of the iPhone and Android apps coming out.

  • http://www.awordfromadam.com Lakesadam

    Not having an Android App is the only thing stopping me from moving over from Spotify with who I have been a premium subscriber for many months.