Sony Music Unlimited app for iOS to rival Spotify
Normally popular applications find their way onto the iOS platform before being released to Android users, but with the Sony Music Unlimited app for iOS the situation was reversed as the Spotify rival is released on iTunes.
Apple were probably most responsible for bringing legal digital music downloads to the general public, and until now Spotify were the closet offering to rival the iTunes store with its monthly subscription based music rental service. Now though as Redmond Pie are reporting Sony is getting in on the act with the launch of its own Sony Music Unlimited app for owners of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Until now the service has only been available to Android users and owners of certain Sony products such as the PlayStation 3. Just like Spotify users can stream music to their iOS device for free when using the basic plan that costs $4, and for this users are allowed to choose any song from their music library synced from their PC using the Music Sync option. There is also access to Basic Channels, and users can try the Premium plan for free for thirty days.
This allows unlimited streaming without ads from Sony’s expansive catalogue that boasts millions of tracks, and users also have the ability to view recommendations and again use their own music library with Music Sync. Premium users can also play any music track instantly thanks to the on-demand service, and new releases are promised to be added on a weekly basis.
Sony says in the description of the application that it can only be used via a Wi-Fi connection, but Premium subscribers can add any song or album from the catalogue to their personal library for easier access. Music Unlimited can be found on the App Store as a free download and requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Have you used the service from Sony?