Another cloud-based digital music subscription service was quietly turned on. Music Unlimited, Sony’s streaming platform, offers access to 15 million songs.
Using a single account (much like you do with iTunes), you can connect any PC and Android device. The service also works with PlayStation3, the new PS Vita and some Sony HDTVs and Blu-ray players. More devices (all in the Sony family, natch) will be rolled out shortly.
This brings the number of countries being served by Music Unlimited to 14 countries.
(1) Sony’s had a very spotty record in the digital realm when it comes to music. Their last game-changing device was the Walkman–and it came out in 1979. Do they have the stones to take on Apple, Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, Rdio and all the rest of them; and
(2) After last year’s hacking debacle where 77 million accounts were illegally accessed, have they got their act together?