Looking to usurp rival competitors like Spotify and MOG, Sony today launched its Music Unlimited streaming service as an iOS app. We told you in January that it was coming, but today the free app officially hits the App Store with subscriptions starting at $3.99 a month for varying access to the service’s 15 million+ songs and playback features. There is also a 30-day free trial of the premium service.
Previously only available to Android users and Sony products such as PlayStation 3 and Blu-ray players, the service offers two paid subscriptions options, including: a $4 Basic plan that provides basic channels and access to your own library; and a $10 Premium account giving you access to on demand playback for Sony’s catalogue, offline listening. The more expensive packages also offers the ability to create playlists, and access charts, new releases, and premium channels. Unlike Spotify, which recently debuted its iPad app, the Music Unlimited app does not have an iPad-specific version.
The Sony Music Unlimited app is available in the New Zealand App Store now, and it should hit the United States and other supported markets soon. As of March, Sony offered the service in 14 countries including the U.S., Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. A full list of features for Basic and Premium subscribers is below:
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Music Unlimited Features – Stream as much as you want. – Enjoy ad-free Channels programmed in a wide range of genres, moods, eras, and more. No skip limits. – Listen to your personal collection of songs and playlists when matched via any PC using Music Sync.*** – Discover your next favorite song with Music Unlimited’s recommendations. Listen to your music from your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.****
Premium Subscribers also get: – Play any song on demand from the Music Unlimited catalog of millions of tracks. – Add any song or album from the catalog to your personal library for easier access.*** – Add to and edit playlists you create on the Music Unlimited web application. – Browse Premium Channels and the top songs in your favorite genres. – Listen to new releases added weekly.
- MOG unlimited music hits the iPad ahead of Spotify (9to5mac.com)
- Sony’s Music Unlimited Android app updated with offline playback (9to5google.com)