Sony's Music Unlimited service launched in the UK and Ireland in December 2010 and has finally launched in Japan, priced at 1,480 yen per month.
Key Features of “Music Unlimited”
- A variety of preset music channels
Users can enjoy 57 music channels categorized by genre, era, Premium channels with various Top 100 channels, as well as mood (“Relax,” “Morning,” and more) based on SensMe, Sony's proprietary 12 Tone Analysis technology to evaluate music tracks. Furthermore, users can use My Channel to create artist-inspired channels to enjoy music from that artist and other similar artists.
By studying users' 'like/dislike' song ratings, “Music Unlimited” adapts to users' music preferences to offer the most compatible and enjoyable songs from the cloud. Therefore, the more users use the service, the more opportunities they have to discover new songs and artists.
- Synchronized music experience across all devices
Users can easily build their My Library and create playlists with their favorite music which can be enjoyed across all compatible devices without the need to transfer music files.
- Offline playback
In addition to online streaming, users can also listen to their playlists and music channels in subways or airplanes where they cannot access the network, through offline playback on their PlayStationVita, Android smartphones including Xperia, and Android Walkman.
- Music Sync
Furthermore, by scanning and matching their existing music files on their personal computers with the “Music Unlimited” catalog through MusicSync, users’ music and playlists from other media players including iTunes automatically appear in their “Music Unlimited” My Library for them to enjoy at any time across all compatible devices.