Music-loving fandroids rejoice: Sony has released an official application for its Music Unlimited service for Android powered kit.
Music Unlimited, in case you didn’t know, is Sony’s answer to the likes of Spotify and Grooveshark, as well as Apple’s iTunes and Amazon MP3. It launched in the UK last December under the Japanese electronics-come-entertainment giant’s Qriocity brand of multimedia streaming service and offers subscribers on-demand access to over six million songs from a range of devices.
Initially the service was available through computers and laptops, but has since been rolled out to Sony’s Blu-ray players, Home Cinema systems, BRAVIA televisions and the PlayStation 3.
The Android app is free-to-download but requires membership to use. A basic subscription for £3.99 a month entitles takers to a Last.fm-esque music streaming from a variety of pre-created stations and genres, plus the ability to sync your existing music library - iTunes-style.
A premium subscription for £9.99 a month on the other hand comes with unlimited and on-demand streaming of the entire catalogue, the ability to listen anywhere on the go and a rather neat SensMe feature that plays music based on the mood you’re in.
If you’re not sure though, a free 30-day trial is available to test-drive the service before you take the plunge.
Music Unlimited is available to download now from the Android Market. Although an iPhone app has yet to be announced, Sony has previously hinted that it is looking at a variety of platforms for the service, so stay tuned.