BERLIN, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Network Entertainment International today announced that its Music Unlimited service now offers a new subscription tier, "Access," opening its entire on-demand cloud-based music catalog for €4.991 (US$4.99) per month. The service's new subscription tier gives users access to millions of songs via PCs (including Mac computers) and the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system.
"Digital music subscription services represent a huge shift in the way people listen to music and our goal is to provide users with easy and convenient access to songs they love," said Tim Schaaff, President of Sony Network Entertainment International. "The growing list of compatible devices and new subscription opens the Music Unlimited service library to more people around the world at a very attractive price."
In addition to the new subscription plan, the service is offering a 14-day, no credit card Premium service trial for new customers2. Also, new customers2 who own a compatible Sony device3, including the new Sony Xperia™ smartphone or tablet introduced today during IFA, are eligible for a 60 day free Premium service trial of the Music Unlimited service4. Both free trial offers, which are available for a limited time, give users unrestricted access to the Music Unlimited service, including all the great songs and full array of compatible devices5. Visit https://music.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for further details.
For users who desire the full Music Unlimited service experience across the entire range of compatible devices, the service offers a Premium subscription for €9.996 (US$9.99) per month. In addition to access via personal computers and the PS3™ system, the Premium subscription features the ability to link the Music Unlimited service to Sony Xperia™ smartphones and tablet (as well as other Android™ smartphones and tablets), Apple® iOS devices including iPhone® and iPod touch®7, and PlayStation®Vita. Premium subscribers can also link their account to a number of other Sony connected home entertainment products including BRAVIA HDTVs, Sony Blu-ray™ Disc players and home audio systems.
About the Music Unlimited service
The Music Unlimited service is a cloud-based digital music service that hosts a global catalog of over 16 million licensed songs8 including all major US labels, leading independent labels, and major publishers worldwide. Originally launched in December 2010, the Music Unlimited service now reaches 17 countries and is available on a wide range of Sony and non-Sony connected devices. With its breadth of available devices and regional reach, along with the depth of its music catalog, the Music Unlimited service is the ultimate music subscription service for users who want to play their music whenever and wherever. For more information, please visit: http://sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/music-unlimited.
About Sony Entertainment Network
Sony Entertainment Network is the ultimate destination for digital music, movies, games and more. All through the convenience of a single account, Sony Entertainment Network is a global comprehensive network platform that unifies Sony's digital entertainment experience across a growing ecosystem of Sony and non-Sony devices. Additional information about Sony Entertainment Network can be found by visiting: blog.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com, www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com, www.facebook.com/sonyentertainment, and www.twitter.com/sonyentnet.
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1 Access subscription is US$4.99, CAD$4.99, £4.99, €4.99, DKK 49.00, NOK 49.00, SEK 49.00, AU$7.99, and NZ$8.49 per month (Access subscription tier is not available in Japan).
2 Previous Music Unlimited service Premium subscribers and those who have participated in previous Premium trial offers are not eligible (Offer not available in Japan).
3 Compatible devices include Sony 2010 and later models of connected BRAVIA® HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players (including Google TV), Blu-ray Disc™ home entertainment systems, networked home audio systems, networked audio components, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Portable(PSP™) handheld entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system, PCs (including Mac computers), Android-based Xperia™ smartphones, Sony and Xperia™ Tablet, other Android-based third party smartphones and tablets, Sony Walkman®, and iPhone® and iPod touch®.
4 Only for users who have not previously subscribed to any Music Unlimited premium subscriptions nor Music Unlimited premium free trials. Terms and conditions apply; see www.eu.playstation.com/legal for details. Credit Card details required. Unless you cancel your subscription prior to the end of the 60-day Subscription Trial, your subscription will automatically renew into a paid-for 30 day subscription. You must be age 18 or over. Promo offer expires December 30, 2012
5 Offer not available in Japan.
6 Premium subscription is US$9.99, CAD$9.99, £9.99, €9.99, DKK89.00, NOK 89.00, SEK 89.00, AU$12.99, NZ$13.99, and JPY 1,480 per month.
7 iPhone 3GS, 4, 4s, iPod touch third and fourth generation; iOS version 4.3 and above.
8 Number of tracks available from this catalog varies by country and may be less.
SOURCE Sony Network Entertainment International