Sony Music Unlimited iOS app: streaming / offline caching

Looks like iOS fans will be getting a new music application sometime soon as during CES 2012 Sony announced they are bringing their Music Unlimited service to the platform via an iOS app thus bringing iOS in line with Android who have been enjoying Sony Music Unlimited for quite some time.

According to the guys over at iDownload Blog by way of Venture Beat, Sony Music Unlimited uses a subscription model enabling users to listen tracks and will come in two monthly types, a basic option costing $3.99 and a premium option costing $9.99.

The Sony Music Unlimited iOS app, along with music streaming will also offer offline caching, enabling them to save playlists so they can listen to the music when not connected, and will be for the iPhone and Apple iPad.

Apparently Sony will also target the user that hasn’t yet adopted a cloud music service such as rivals Rdio and Spotify, which have been available for iOS for a while now.

As for when the Sony Music Unlimited app for iOS will become available to download via iTunes, well word is the app should hit sometime within the next three months.

Sony’s head of entertainment network, Tim Schaaff, during the event was asked if Sony was considering killing off the Walkman, although apparently they did announce a new Android Walkman device at the event, and Schaaff responded with they would only consider doing so “when people stop buying them.”

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