Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity app now available for Android

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Earlier today, Sony announced that the Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity app is now available on the Android Market in the U.S., France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.  For those unfamiliar with Music Unlimited, it's a cloud-based digital music service that allows music lovers the ability to stream music anytime and anywhere, and has an ever expanding catalog of music, which is currently at over seven million licensed songs.  Wow, I didn't realize there was that much music out there.

The service comes in two monthly plans.  The Basic Plan ($4 a month) includes multi-device compatibility, basic channels (dozens of personalized, ad-free music channels), music sync (finds music based on the music and playlists on your PC), and the ability to create and edit playlists.  The Premium plan ($10 a month) includes all of that, plus unlimited on-demand playback, adding music to a library for easier access, premium channels (such as Global Top 100, Hot Songs, and more), and users can also get started with a free 30 day trial to check it out.

"Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™" App Now Available on Android Market

Listen to over seven million songs at anytime and anywhere

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.

"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.

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