It’s been a long time coming, but Sony has officially launched their cloud-based, streaming music service Music Unlimited, powered by Qriocity (wow that’s a nightmare to spell). Supported devices include internet-enabled Bravia TV’s, Blu Ray players, VAIO laptops, PC’s, and of course, the PlayStation 3. Support for PSP’s and other mobile devices is coming soon. The service boasts over six million songs from both major and independent labels and publishers from around the world. What supposedly differentiates Music Unlimited is how well it learns your preferences and makes suggestions for you based on every song you play. The service comes in both Basic and Premium flavors, at $3.99 and $9.99 a month, respectively. While both plans provide uninterrupted, commercial-free music streaming, Premium allows you to “access additional premium music channels, search the entire music database, play songs on demand and create custom playlists.”
You can check out the service for yourself later today when a free 30-day trial will be available, as well as check out a video walkthrough after the break. I’m interested in seeing how this service will run on the PSP, when I’m constantly changing Wi-Fi hotspots, although the Basic package might be worth it if I pick up an Xperia Play.