Sony will bring a brand new music service to the PlayStation Network later today in the US, Austrailia and New Zealand. Music Unlimited is a cloud-based music service that Sony created to give consumers access to millions of songs from a wide variety of music labels. Some may choose to view Music Unlimited as a competitor to iTunes. Instead of downloading content to your computer and syncing devices through iTunes, Music Unlimited will connect a bunch of Sony devices to single account.
Music Unlimited is not a free service. New users will get a 30-day free trial, but there will be a couple subscription options afterwards. Music Unlimited will cost $3.99 a month for a Basic account, or $9.99 a month for the Premium service.
Both subscriptions provide access to commercial-free music. Music Unlimited also works similarly to Pandora in that it can learn what types of songs you may like based on your feedback. The Premium services opens up more music channels and lets you pick individual songs for a playlist. All in all, Premium gives you more control over what you’re listening to for $6 extra.
Music Unlimited will also be present on Sony’s Bravia TVs, VAIO computers, Blu-ray players, the PSP and other unannounced devices.
One of those devices may be the upcoming Sony tablet codenamed S1. The S1 is said to be completely focused on Qriocity. This includes the Music Unlimited service, and access to other types of media.