The Cloud-based Digital Music Service Reaches its Sixteenth Country Worldwide
FOSTER CITY, Calif., April 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Sony Network Entertainment International today announced the debut of the Music Unlimited cloud-based digital music subscription service in Belgium and the Netherlands, bringing the service to 16 countries around the globe. The Music Unlimited service is now accessible in more countries than any other digital music subscription service, offering users access to music where and when they want it.
Originally launched in December 2010, the Music Unlimited service features an ever expanding global catalog of over 15 million licensed songs(1) including all major labels, leading independent labels, and major publishers worldwide.
"Growing our global subscriber base remains one of our top priorities," said Tim Schaaff, President of Sony Network Entertainment International. "By expanding our global reach to new regions like Belgium and the Netherlands while growing our ecosystem of connected devices, we continue to address our goal of meeting the consumer wherever they may be and through the device they prefer."
Through a single account, users can sign-in and access the service on numerous connected devices such as any PC, Android™ mobile devices, including the new Sony Xperia™ smartphones, and tablets, including Sony Tablet™, as well as 2010 and later models of Sony BRAVIA® HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, Blu-ray Disc™ Home Theatre Systems, network-enabled Sony audio systems, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), and Sony Walkman®. The service is also available in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.
Music Unlimited Features
With Premium and Basic monthly subscription plans(2), the Music Unlimited service offers a breadth of content and easy music discovery features.
The Premium plan ($9.99/euro 9.99) is ideal for music lovers who want full control of the entire Music Unlimited catalog, including premium channels and on-demand access to millions of songs. Both Premium and Basic ($3.99/euro 3.99) subscribers enjoy ad-free radio channels, and the ability to add owned music to the cloud with the Music Sync(3) feature that matches songs and playlists from a PC to your personal cloud library and access across all enabled devices.
By studying users' listening habits, incorporating their 'like/dislike' song ratings, analyzing their existing music collections and more, the Music Unlimited service adapts to users' music preferences and constantly tailors music channels to offer the most compatible and enjoyable list of songs. The more a user listens, the more uniquely personalized the music channels become.
Additionally, the service recently added offline playback to its Android™ mobile handset application. The app now enables users to download playlists directly to their Android™ mobile phone so they can enjoy music even when a 3G or Wi-Fi connection isn't available, or when they want to conserve battery life or curb data usage.
New subscribers are welcome to try 30 days free of the Music Unlimited Premium plan and can visit www.MUnlimited.com for further details.
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(1) Number of tracks available from this catalog varies by country and may be less.
(2) Basic subscription is $3.99, pounds Sterling 3.99, euro 3.99, AU$4.99, CAD$3.99, NZ$5.99, DK 49.00, FI 3.99, NO 49.00 and SE 49.00 per month; Premium subscription is $9.99, pounds Sterling 9.99, euro 9.99, AU$12.99, CAD$9.99, NZ$13.99, DK 89.00, FI 9.99, NO 89.00 and SE 89.00 per month.
(3) Music Sync requires that music content exists in the catalog. Copy protected content is not supported.
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