When on the go, you don't always want to play a game. Sometimes you just can't. And that's where the tunes come in.
Today, Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) announced the debut of the Music Unlimited Service on the PlayStation Vita. Featuring a global library of 15 million licensed songs from all of the major labels, leading independent labels, and major publishers, this service gives users "convenient access to the entire music catalog and millions of other tracks on a wide range of mobile and in-home devices, anytime they want it."
One of the new features to the Vita is the ability to cache playlists and channels, which means users can listen to their music even without a Wi-Fi or 3G Internet connection. This feature can also be used to conserve battery life or curb data usage. Said SEN President Tim Schaaff:
"PS Vita's incredible processing power and media capabilities enabled us to offer a powerful mobile listening entertainment experience to consumers, giving them access to the music they want wherever they are. Adding PS Vita to Sony Entertainment Network's ecosystem gives users another choice of where and how to access their games, music and video, offering a truly personalized entertainment experience."
The Music Unlimited service debuted in December 2010 and is now available in 13 different countries around the world. You can get this service on the PS3, PSP, PC, most Android mobile devices, Sony Xperia handsets, later-model Sony BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-Ray players, and the Sony Walkman. So yeah, of course the Vita needed to join up.