|Sony Music Unlimited has slashed the price of its streaming music service on the PlaySation to $12 a year, with the discounted PlayStation Plus membership giving a good reason to stay onboard. If content is king, then subscriptions are its queen, and offering PlayStation users a good reason to keep the music "inside the camp" of the Sony PlayStation ecosystem seems like a good move. It may not be as good as Spotify, but it has one advantage that Spotify does not: it's an entertainment hub of movies, TV shows, music and video games.
The Sony Music entertainment industrial-complex is a powerful one that rewards users with a centralized beehive of activity that fits neatly into one package. It also works with PS3, PSP, PS Vita, iPod, iPhone, Android devices as well as Apple and PC desktop computers, so you'll get the full-on cloud music player experience. Even Sony Bravia TV people can score on this action. With a Sony Music Unlimited price like that, it's hard to turn down (not schilling, it just seems like a good deal). If you're not on the Playstation Plus meal ticket you can get a one-year subscription for $60, which still beats the premium services for Spotify, MOG, Rdio and Rhapsody.
"Not only does a PlayStation®Plus membership offer the Instant Game Collection of 18 hit games1 across the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) systems in addition to other special deals and discounts for gamers, but now members can enjoy an entire year of unlimited music for $1 a month," reads the announcement.
Here's how to get in on the deal: go to sonyentertainmentnetwork.com and sign up. Sony is saying its only available for a limited time, but offers no end date. It's open to people in the U.S., Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand.