Spotify, Sony is throwing down the musical gauntlet…..kinda. Today Sony released their Music Unlimited service for the iOS. The app will allow you to listen to music on the go ala Spotify. And just like Spotify you have to pay for the right to use it. You actually can’t even get into the app without a subscription. The release of the app is a part of Sony’s turn around effort that included the cutting of 10,000 jobs.
This app is already available on the Android phones and PCs, as well as the company’s tablets, Walkman music players, home stereos and PlayStation 3 game consoles. The Music Unlimited is a paid streaming music service that offers various music channels and the ability to create playlists. It also has a feature that if you are a Registered users can access the service from anywhere in the world, unlike online music offerings such as Spotify and Pandora.
There are 2 plans in the U.S., the basic plan costs US$3.99 and a premium plan is available for US$9.99. Themore expensive plan includes items such as easier access to individual songs and exclusive music channels. There is a catch though. You cannot access any part of the app unless you have a subscription. So go to the Music Unlimited website to sign up.