Sony has launched their subscription based music service for Android and their own Sony Tablet S Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet and the new service charges you a monthly fee to access some 10 million music tracks using your Android device or any other Sony Music Unlimited approved devices. A tablet version of PlayStation Store has also been released, allowing officially certified games to be purchased and downloaded to the device, the music service was offered on its new tablets slightly after they were launched because more time was required for development……………..
Sony Network Entertainment announced that the Music Unlimited cloud-based, streaming digital music service is now available for the Android-based Sony Tablet worldwide. “As one of the largest digital entertainment services, Sony Entertainment Network aims to bring new ways for consumers to enjoy digital music and video,” said Tim Schaaff, President, Sony Network Entertainment. “The launch of the Music Unlimited service on Sony Tablet marks one of our many significant steps to satisfying the mobile demands of our current consumers while opening up our cloud-based music service to completely new audiences.” The release of the Music Unlimited service’s Android v1.2 application – previously only available on compatible Android-based phones – adds Sony Tablet and other Android-based tablets o SNEI‘s growing ecosystem, and improves a consumer’s music experience with an upgraded user interface. Subscribers can now create playlists faster, easily discover related artists and songs, quickly navigate between the album view and catalog, and return more streamlined search results. The Music Unlimited service, which operates in nine countries and has a global catalog of over 10 million tracks , is available as a native app on Sony Tablet. For compatible Android phones and tablets, the Music Unlimited service v1.2 app is currently available for download in the Android Marketplace. A Basic subscription to the Music Unlimited service is $3.99, 3.99 pounds Sterling, euro 3.99, AU$4.99 or NZ$5.99/month and a Premium subscription is $9.99, 9.99 pounds, euro 9.99, AU$12.99 or NZ$13.99/month. Sony Tablet users who are first-time subscribers to the Music Unlimited service can get a 180-day trial of the Basic subscription plan. In addition to Sony Tablet and other Android tablets, users can access the Music Unlimited service on a wide variety of network-enabled Sony devices including 2010 and 2011 models of network-enabled BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc players and Blu-ray Disc Home Theater systems as well as PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable), personal computers including VAIO personal computers, Xperia and other compatible Android-based mobile phones.