Back in July 2011, Sony launched its music streaming service, Music Unlimited, offering a library of 10 million ad-free tracks.
Music Unlimited is currently available on Android phones, as well as the PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, Sony Tablets, BRAVIA TVs and PCs, and now we’re hearing that it’s coming soon to iOS.
Speaking at the IP&TV World Forum, Sony Entertainment Network’s COO, Shawn Layden, screamed: “We will be launching our music service on iOS in the next few weeks. We want to be on as many devices for users who want to be part of Music Unlimited.”
As for any potential conflict with Apple’s own iTunes, Shawn reckons it won’t be a problem. “Sony music will still be part of iTunes – there is no change in that."
Similarly, Sony allows rival services to exist on its devices. Shawn explains: "We have video and music service but we also provide a base for Netflix and BBC iPlayer – we accept that people want what they want, and we are in a position to offer this."
Music Unlimited offers two subscriptions, namely Basic and Premium at £3.99PM and £9.99PM respectively. The former is essentially ad-free radio, while the latter allows you to create playlists and that.
We’re assuming the 30 day free trial will be available for iOS peeps too.