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12-22-2010, 11:25 AM #1
Sony Taking on iTunes with New Streaming Music Service
On Wednesday, Sony fired a warning shot across the bow of iTunes. The tech giant is launching a new subscription-based streaming music service - first teased last September - that takes direct aim at iTunes' dominance in the world of digital music and entertainment. But according to Sony, don't expect a blatant iTunes' knock-off. Sony has something different planned. And it's pretty obvious what that is.
"Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity" differs from iTunes primarily in that content is streamed directly to its users. There's no downloading or purchasing of songs or albums involved. Given the nature of the technology, the service won't initially be available on mobile devices like the iPhone. At present, however, the service as a whole isn't even available in the US or Canada. North America will largely be shut out until some time next year, right along with Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and New Zealand. For the time being, only folks in the U.K. and Ireland can enjoy the new offering from Sony beginning today.
...a subscription gives users access to a catalog of about 6 million songs, which can be streamed across Sony's Internet-connected devices like the PlayStation 3, personal computers and Bravia TVs. The service can be synchronized with a user's existing music files, including iTunes.
12-22-2010, 11:53 AM #2
Can't wait to get that to Canada
12-22-2010, 12:02 PM #3
Why would i want to stream songs when i can just have them on my hard drive? How do expect me to listen to music when i don't have a strong wifi connection?Name? whereswaldo
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12-22-2010, 12:21 PM #4
Take on netflix and stream better movies... iTunes is established in the music industry...
12-22-2010, 12:59 PM #5
it's going to fail. Nobody is buying sony mp3 players,
12-22-2010, 01:56 PM #6
This is great...
If you never listen to music in the car. Sony streaming music = Fancy-Pandora.It's not where you've been, or where you're going..
It's where you are.
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12-22-2010, 02:35 PM #7
F*ck Sony, never liked them.
12-22-2010, 02:39 PM #8
This will be a bust just like playstation move. iTunes is now the standard when it comes to music, why Sony is bent on fighting loosing battles is beyond me.
12-22-2010, 03:42 PM #9
Nickaroni we need options and I think the ps3 is an amazing device.
12-22-2010, 03:42 PM #10
12-22-2010, 03:48 PM #11
Oh look, Sony is resurrecting Connect. Good luck with that.
12-22-2010, 04:50 PM #12
A little late to start a online music store, eh?My Devices:
iPod Touch 4g 4.1 - Jailbroken
iPad 4.2.1 - Jailbroken
12-22-2010, 05:32 PM #13
i saw this at the sony style store, its pretty neat and fast
12-22-2010, 05:39 PM #14
Wasn't apple supposed to offer unlimited songs/monthly subscriptions? This is something I would use although the streaming part does not interest me.
12-22-2010, 09:51 PM #15
Oh great. Another subscription service.
12-23-2010, 01:07 AM #16
I have this on my ps3 and bravia tv and its pointless, the ps3 already has vidzone which is free and does exactly the same thing
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12-23-2010, 03:26 AM #17
I'm curious to know how it differs from grooveshark.
12-23-2010, 06:19 AM #18
12-24-2010, 01:55 AM #19
Streaming songs=lame. Not to mention pretty much everyone has an iPod which they use with iTunes!
12-26-2010, 04:50 PM #20