Sony Music Unlimited app heading to iOS

Jan 11, 2012
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Sony today revealed plans to roll out an iOS version of its Music Unlimited app, which has so far been available to Android, PCs, and other connected devices such as Sony's PSP, PS3, and BRAVIA TVs. Sony Entertainment Network president Tim Schaaff made the announcement, saying that being a Sony customer doesn't necessarily mean every device you own will come from Sony.

Talking to The Verge, Schaaff said that the Music Unlimited iOS app will have all the same features as the Android version and that there are no plans at the moment to make certain features exclusive to any particular platform, although he entertained the idea of device-exclusive features in the future. The app will initially be compatible for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod, but the company intends to launch an iPad-optimized version later on.

Music Unlimited currently offers around 15 million songs on demand without annoying ads. However, it's also only available via paid subscription with two service plans: Basic for $3.99 per month and Premium for $9.99 per month. Premium subscribers using the Music Unlimited iOS app will be able to enjoy offline caching of up to 5GB or 5GB of music so that you can continue to listen even when your device is not connected. The iOS app will be launched sometime this quarter.


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