Sony is working hard to keep their heads above water in the music game. Their Music Unlimited streaming service is promoted heavily on the PS3 and PS Vita, and it’s already available for Android. In the coming weeks, however, iOS users will get access to “MU” as well.
Shawn Layden, COO of the Sony Entertainment Network:
[quote]We will be launching our music service on iOS in the next few weeks. We want to be on as many devices for users who want to be part of Music Unlimited.[/quote]
Mr. Layden was quick to point out that Sony and iTunes are still on good terms, though:
[quote]Sony music is still be part of iTunes – there is no change in that.[/quote]
While Sony has long been beaten to the punch by Rdio and Spotify, there is still no clear winner in the music streaming space. The fact that Sony is also the label for a non-trivial amount of musicians gives them an edge that their competitors just don’t have. As long as Sony doesn’t try to limit access to their library for their competitors, this seems like a pretty neat deal for consumers. More choice is rarely a bad thing.
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