The Sony Music Unlimited streaming music service will soon be available as an iPhone app and iPad app for iOS. Sony announced at last week's CES show that it was rolling out Sony Music Unlimited for the iPad and iPhone before this Summer. It has already been available as an Android app and a desktop app.
You'll get regular Sony Music Unlimited features like playlists and the ability to download music for offline listening. This is comparable to other streaming music sites like Spotify, MOG, Rdio, Rhapsody and Slacker Radio. It comes with a basic plan for $4 a month or a $10 a month premium plan. VentureBeat is saying that Music Unlimited has passed the one million user mark. This marks a big move by Sony away from its approach of creating a Sony ecosystem of products and services (like Apple is famous for) into a more open standard of creating a streaming music service that works on a variety of mobile devices. “You can be a Sony customer, but not every product you own has to be a Sony,” said president of Sony Network Entertainment Tim Schaaff when speaking to the Wall Street Journal.
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