TOKYO, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation ("Sony") announces the immediate availability of the "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™" App on Android Market in the U.S., France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand(i).
The cloud-based, digital music service gives music lovers streaming access at anytime and anywhere(ii) to an ever expanding catalogue of currently over seven million licensed songs from major labels including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI Music as well as leading independent labels and major publishers worldwide.
Users can now enjoy the service on Sony Ericsson's Android-based mobile devices including Xperia™ arc, Xperia™ PLAY, Xperia™X10, Xperia™X8 and Xperia™ neo as well as Android-based third party devices(iii). Users can also continue to access the service on a wide variety of internet-connected Sony devices including 2010 and 2011 models of network-enabled BRAVIA® HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players and Blu-ray Disc Home Theater systems as well as the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and personal computers including VAIO®(iv) personal computers.
"'Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity' offers extensive breadth of content, easy music discovery and personalization through a synchronized music experience across a variety of compatible home entertainment and portable devices," said Kazuo Hirai, Executive Deputy President, Sony Corporation. "'Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity' for Android is the next evolution of the service which enhances the value proposition for our customers."
Powering the back-end of the service are Omnifone and Gracenote. Omnifone provided its award-winning platform services to develop and deliver the service across a range of device platforms as well as licensed the service with rights holders around the world to provide a global catalogue of over seven million tracks, while Gracenote's music identification and discovery technologies and Global Media Database create a rich experience for subscribers, letting them enjoy their existing digital music collection and discover new artists and albums.
Features of Basic and Premium Monthly Subscription Plans
(9.99 pounds Sterling, euro 9.99, $9.99, AU$12.99, NZ$13.99)
(3.99 pounds Sterling, euro 3.99, $3.99, AU$4.99, NZ$5.99)
Multi Device Compatibility
Enjoy millions of songs on a variety of home entertainment and mobile devices
Enjoy music on dozens of personalized, ad-free music channels categorized by genre, era as well as mood through SensMe™ technology(v)
Scan and match your existing music files and playlists on your PC to the service for playback on compatible devices at anytime(vi)
Service learns your preferences by incorporating your "like/dislike" song ratings, analyzing your scanned and matched music and more to play songs tailored to your taste
Create and Edit Playlists
Create your own playlists which are automatically synchronized and accessible across all compatible devices
Unlimited On-Demand Playback
Search and play the entire music catalogue for your territory without restrictions
Add to My Library
Add to My Library for easy access to old favorites and new discoveries
Additional premium channels such as Global Top 100, Hot Songs and more
30 Day Free Trial(vii)
"Qriocity™," "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™," "Bravia®," "VAIO®," "Music Sync™" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation
"PlayStation®" and "PSP®" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
"Xperia™" and "SensMe™" are trademarks of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
"Blu-ray Disc™" is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association
'"iTunes®" is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
(i) App available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
(ii) Service accessible wherever WiFi , 3G or 4G is available
(iii) Service supported on Android phones and devices that run Android 2.1, Android 2.2 or Android 2.3
(iv) Any web-connected computer running an Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome browser
(v) SensMe™ is Sony's proprietary 12 Tone Analysis technology to evaluate music tracks
(vi) Users can synchronize their existing DRM-free music files and playlists from other media players including iTunes®
(vii) * Premium Plan Only. You must be aged 18 over. Credit cards details required. Unless you cancel your subscription prior to the end of the free trial, it will automatically renew and you will be charged a recurring subscription fee.
SOURCE Sony Corporation