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Music Unlimited

Music Unlimited
Opened June 2010
Platforms PC, Android, Xperia, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, Sony Tablets, BRAVIA TVs, PlayStation Vita, Blu-ray players, Walkman, Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad)
Availability Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United States, United Kingdom
Website .com.sonyentertainmentnetworkwww

Music Unlimited, formerly Qriocity (pronounced as curiosity),[1] is a trading name for Sony Corporation's on-demand streaming music[2] service which is licensed and powered by Omnifone.[3] A video streaming service with the name has been available in the United States since February 2011. Sony expanded the service into European markets at the end of 2010.[4] The service is part of the Sony Entertainment Network and is integrated into the PlayStation 4 console.

History

Rebranding and unification

In 2012, Qriocity was integrated with the Sony Entertainment Network or 'SEN' and renamed Music Unlimited.[5]

As of January 2012, Music Unlimited has over 1 million active users and 15 million songs.[6] As of 30 November the service offers streaming of more than 18 million songs.[7] At the launch of PS4, the service has over 22 million songs [8]

Services

Music

The music service, branded as Music Unlimited,[9] was launched in December 2010 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It launched in the United States in early January 2011, and in France, Italy, Germany and Spain in late January 2011. It launched in Australia and New Zealand in February 2011.

The service was suspended worldwide in April 2011 along with the PlayStation Network outage, but resumed in mid-May.[10]

On 16 June 2011, a free to download Music Unlimited Android app was released.[11]

In May 2013, Sony Music Unlimited expanded its service into Brazil, raising the total number of countries available to 19.[12]

References

  1. ^ Sony Qriocity service takes on Apple iTunes with streaming music and video
  2. ^ "Sony announces “Video On Demand powered by Qriocity™” extending into Europe". Sony Press Centre. Sony. 
  3. ^ Music Ally: 25 January 2012: Sony Entertainment Network talks Music Unlimited at Midem
  4. ^ Sony Qriocity on-demand movie service extends into Europe, 'Music Unlimited' coming by year's end - Engadget
  5. ^ Sony Launches Entertainment Network
  6. ^ Interview: Sony Exec Tom Schaaff On Music Unlimited, Release Windows & More @ #MIDEM
  7. ^ 1-Year Music Unlimited Premium Subscription Only $1 a Month for PS Plus Members – PlayStation.Blog. Blog.us.playstation.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-23.
  8. ^ http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/11/13/introducing-the-video-unlimited-service-and-music-unlimited-service-on-playstation-4/
  9. ^ Sony to launch possible iTunes competitor by late 2010
  10. ^ PlayStation Network restoration begins
  11. ^ Music Unlimited comes to Android
  12. ^ Sony's Music Unlimited goes to brazil

External links

  • Sony Entertainment Network website
  • Qriocity website
  • Music Unlimited
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