Sony streams music subscriptions to TVs, Blu-ray boxes
All you can eat for a monthly fee
Sony is now offering owners of its Bravia internet tellies, its Blu-ray Disc players, PS3 consoles and Vaio PCs all-you-can eat monthly music subscriptions.
You cough up either £4 or £10 a month, and you can select and stream songs to your set-top or TV.
Sony said the service, which will launch under its irritating Qriocity brand, has six million tracks to choose from.
The lower cost, "Basic" plan provides access to all the songs, which you can also download - if you have a PC - and sync to portable players. The extra six pounds a month you'll pay for the "Premium" offering gives you acess to extra channels, the ability to create your own online playlists and channels, and track searching.
Sony launched its Qriocity video-on-demand service last month.
Music Unlimited is initially available in the UK and Ireland, but it'll be rolled out to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, New Zealand and the US during 2011 and beyond. ®
It would be nice...
if they just put Spotify on there instead.
Are we back to the same old DRM-encrusted time-bombed subscription services or is this going to be DRM-free (doubtful coming from Sony)...
The number of comments on the article shows the high level of interest in this offer.
Vidzone is much better
At least with Vidzone you can choose what you play. This service is just a paid-for ad-free radio with skipping options. The synchronisation thing mentioned in the article is only for music files you already own so that you can play your mp3s or itunes stuff through this service.
If my net connected blu-ray player will be updated, all it uses it's connection for now is to update itself and to download a load of crap from BD-live.
Since US radio is dead
Since independent US radio is mostly dead, I can't wait to start using Quiro... Queeroo... Kuri..., Qroc.., Qirio..., Pandora.