Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity announced for PS3 and other platforms
Music Unlimited is a cloud-based music streaming service that will be available on the PS3, BRAVIA TVs, Sony Blu-ray players and more. It’s powered by Qriocity, Sony’s non-PlayStation online entertainment portal.
The news was announced by Kazuo Hirai at IFA 2010 in Berlin:
We are excited to offer our customers high quality, cloud-based entertainment experiences across many of Sony’s network-enabled devices. Services ‘powered by Qriocity’ will revolutionize the way that users play, listen, watch, share, communicate, learn, discover and create their digital entertainment content.
Sony won’t discuss which countries this service will release at but we bet on it releasing in at least most of the western-world countries.
So it sounds like Music Unlimited is Sony’s answer to Spotify, and we’re looking forward to hearing more about it and actually seeing it in action. It also looks like the VidZone team will have a rival service very soon, but we think competition will be a good thing for consumers.