A lesser known casualty of the PSN outage that was last month’s big story, was that subscribers to the Music Unlimited service were also without access to their music store for the duration of the downtime. Now everything is back up and running again, the service is due to expand onto Android devices.
Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity to give it’s full title, is a cloud based music streaming package which allows users access to over 7 million tracks, without taking up space on any hard drive or iPod. As well as being accessed through PS3, the service has also been available for streaming through your computer internet browser, Bravia TV’s and certain Sony branded Blu-Ray players. From today however it has become a whole lot more portable (presuming you don’t own an iPhone!) as the Android marketplace is now playing host to a mobile version to take that cloud based collection with you wherever you go.
The app is available for all Android based phones, including of course the new Sony devices like the Xperia Play, Arc and Neo. Music Unlimited is available in two versions; the basic package which costs $3.99 or £3.99 (shocking exchange rate there!) and the premium package for $9.99 or (you guessed it!) £9.99. The latter also provides the ability to create your own playlists and full unlimited access to the entire music library. If you’re interested in the PS3 version of the package you can of course download it through the XMB on your console.