Yesterday was a great day for media. Not only did Apple make announcements on the iPod, iTunes and Apple TV front, Amazon too announced their new Video-On-Demand service. In addition to these major announcements, Sony unveiled their new cloud-based music streaming service called ‘Music Unlimited‘.
Announcing the new service, Fujio Nishida, the president of Sony Europe said,
“It is a cloud-based digital music streaming service that gives music lovers access to millions of tracks stored and synced with your devices”
This is not Sony’s only media on demand service. The company already runs the Qriocity video-on-demand service. The Music Unlimited service will open up most of Sony’s consumer electronics products including mobile phones and MP3 players into platforms to access the music streaming service. However, with 3G access being erratic and in some cases even expensive, do not expect the service to become proliferate across the globe.
The new Sony Music Unlimited service is expected to launch by the end of this year and the pricing details will be announced moving forward.