“Sony’s decision to offer the service, touted as the Japanese company’s answer to Apple’s iTunes, on iOS devices speaks to Apple’s presence in the all-important smartphone and tablet markets as well as Sony’s willingness to do whatever it takes to expand the reach of its content services,” Wakabayashi reports. “The system is two-tier with basic subscribers paying $3.99 to be able stream music from their own library or the service’s designated channels across a wide range of devices, premium subscribers pay $9.99 to stream from any of 15 million songs in the library.”
akabayashi reports, “Sony also announced a new feature on Music Unlimited, which is already available as an application for Google’s Android operating system. Since it is a streaming music service, Sony said users can now temporarily store, or cache, playlists for when the online service is not connected to the Internet.”
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