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.

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VODKA_wizard
VODKA_wizard
8 years ago

i want a 500 day trial and maybe il think about it. sony you fire in a bag of Doritos to


Last edited by VODKA_wizard on 3/8/2012 10:32:34 AM

kb8mvp81
kb8mvp81
8 years ago

Yes Finally!!!

H0TSHELLZ
H0TSHELLZ
8 years ago

Its pretty cool on the PS3…I just dont like the restricted skips unless you get the paid subsrciption.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Why would you pay money for music?

Axe99
Axe99
8 years ago

To support the musicians who make the stuff?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Then buy theirs in particular, paying for a whole service like this is unnecessary.

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

I hear you, World. It just feels wrong to pay for what's more or less "music radio on demand", right?

But think of it this way: You pay for the music you listen to, that's who gets the royalties for the tracks you choose to play -> ergo you pay the artists you like.

We got two tremendously popular services here in Europe called "Wimp" and the biggest, "Spotify". They are services where you either go for the free version with commercial breaks, or pay a monthly fee for commercial free service. Either way both they and the musicians earn cash. That's how Sony should have done it too.


Last edited by Beamboom on 3/9/2012 3:40:42 AM

Axe99
Axe99
8 years ago

Aye – there's Vidzone on PS3 (at least in Europe) which is a free (ad-supported) music video channel. The trick is to make sure that the musicians are getting something from somewhere. Agree that you should only pay for what you want to listen to, but given the (supposed – I don't have it myself) range on the service, I'd be surprised if the price per song that people would like (well, people into music, and anyone getting the service that isn't into music shouldn't be getting the service!) would work out pretty well, even though they're also getting a lot of songs they're not into.

A free, ad-supported version would be a great idea, though.

Spanky
Spanky
8 years ago

15million is ok, but, they'll never have that ONe ld song that you Shazamed and just HAVE to have! ūüôā

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

No thanks,
I just put 3 of my Depeche Mode Albums, Violator, Exciter, & Ultra, all on the Vita myself so I'm more than good to go.

And the next album's to go into my Vita(after getting a much bigger memory card than my now-maxed out 8GB card), will Be some of Jon Michele Jarre's older synthesizer induced greats.

Palpatations911
Palpatations911
8 years ago

Being that music unlimited didn't have roughly 75% of what I searched for, it is not a very fitting name.

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

Hehe that's my problem with these kind of services too: They don't have most of what *I* like. Just what the majority (ergo the biggest sellers) like.

___________
___________
8 years ago

ah yes the thing everyone spent 250+ bucks on a vita for is finally here!
…….. not!
come on $ony, is this really top of the priority list?

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

Well, this could be seen as a partial remedy for the limited/pricey storage capacity, couldn't it?
I think this idea in itself is pretty good.


Last edited by Beamboom on 3/9/2012 3:43:41 AM

GGCAN
GGCAN
8 years ago

Music Unlimited finally became available in Canada last Wednesday !

This is a great service on the Vita and the PS3 as well as the PC.

I purchased the Premium service and got a 30 day free trail.

I will be investing in this.

Premium allows me to play any song, upload my own music, no commercials at all, on the go music, offline saves, etc.

In Canada we don't have the same free music/video services that are available in the US, so this is a great service for us.

In my own opinion, a total win for Sony !

GGCAN
GGCAN
8 years ago

Not sure how some people above are saying they couldn't find music they liked.

Maybe they had the Basic service.

I've found everything I've searched for (and many things were from the 60s, 70s, 80s, etc).

It may be that it's limited on Basic and Premium is the better offer if you want the songs you want to listen to, when you want to listen to them.

The Real Deal
The Real Deal
8 years ago

To be honest, i want the most story oriented, epic, grandest, complete, prettiest, realistic, choices matter, online scoring, rpg experience ever created and thought of; as a launch title for the PS4. A game that i will yearn for and need to play for the entire life cycle of the PS4. I mean lets be real, all the action, FPS, Racing, Kiddie stuff is cool, but the meat and bones of gaming lives with RPG's. Its the truest representation of another life. A place where my imagination is not limited to my ability. Where power and heroism are alive an thriving, a playground for my brain to play; not my body.


Last edited by The Real Deal on 2/4/2013 11:52:43 PM

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
8 years ago

MW4
BF4
KZ4
UC4
ME4

and maybe Infamous 4

maybe im greedy

Killsignal
Killsignal
8 years ago

It would look like me opening a PS4 box full of hundred dollar bills…

DjStiv3
DjStiv3
8 years ago

**gran turismo 6
**twisted metal (not 2 but an odd word for a placeholder like "bloan to bits"
**uncharted 4 (as ps4 bundle would be awesome)
**resident evil 7 (back to the roots) or a remake of all early RE games
**call of duty modern warfare 4
**need for speed most wanted "elite" a true MW remake nt this last piece of crap
**god of war 4
**metal gear solid 5

and i am fucking SET…