Items tagged with Qriocity

Convergence is the name of the game this year. While tablets are becoming computers and media players, Sony's PlayStation Portable is becoming more than just a gaming device. Qriocity is a service that has been touted by Sony for some time now, but in the past, it was only on non-mobile devices. But now, it's coming to PSP, and with that comes an entirely new platform. The service is called Music Unlimited Powered by Qriocity, and it serves to let PSP owners "instantly stream songs, create playlists, and received personalized music channels from a catalog of 'over seven million songs' from the Big Four music labels: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI Music,... Read more...
The online music business is booming. The success of iTunes is proof of that. Companies are flocking to get a piece of the pie, particularly subscription-based services. Sony is no different, with the company's Qriocity hoping to grab the attention of those who have previously relied on iTunes, Napster or Rhapsody. First announced earlier in the year, the subscription-based Music Unlimited service has just made its first debut, in the UK. Sony describes Qriocity as a premium, digital music service, and it will be available on Sony's 2010 network-enabled devices. It's a cloud-based music service that enables users to access millions of songs on-demand, from from major labels including Universal... Read more...
Sony has been digging deeper into the media content distribution and sales business lately, as with most other console makers. Nintendo and Microsoft are also using their game consoles to sell media, movies and all sorts of content, but the PlayStation 3 and PSP seem particularly poised to make an impact. Both are multi-media centric, and both are well connected with the PlayStation Network. Today, Sony announced that a feature of the PS3 would be coming to the PSP, bringing with it a slightly different twist. Qriocity is currently used to provide movies and other content to the PS3, but the version coming soon to the PlayStation Portable will be focused on music. Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity... Read more...