Sony has released an Android client for its popular music service, Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity. Although the app is labelled as free in the Android Market, it requires you to be either a basic ($3.99 per month) or a premium subscriber ($9.99 per month). Whether the service is worth the subscription or not – we don’t know but you can find out yourself as Sony is offering a 30 Days Premium Plan for new customers which includes access to over 7 million song catalogue.
With a basic subscription you can listen to the songs on your phone that you have synced to the cloud from your PC, plus create your own personalised channels. And with a premium plan you get full access to premium channels, access to the entire catalogue which has over 7 million songs. Other features of the app includes a related page which lets your discover artist history and affinity artists, songs can be accessed from Android Home Widget Player.
Music Unlimited uses the ‘scan and match” technology to sync your collection of song on your PC to the could – meaning, you actually don’t have to upload the songs to the cloud. This sounds very similar to the new iTunes in the cloud service, right? This could be a rival product/service on a different platform.
Click here to land on the app page on Android Market. Only the high end Xperia phones, HTC Desire, Samsung Galaxy S and LG VS740 have been tested officially and confirmed to run the application properly. If you have an Android device running Android 2.1-2.3.3 try the app and let us know if it works on yours, no harm in trying, after all the app is free.
Via: Xperia Blog