Sony Confirms Cloud Music Service For PSP And NGP

By Colin Tan on March 31, 2011, 8:11PM EDT
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Sony has confirmed that its cloud based music service, Music Unlimited, will be hitting the PSP "in a matter of weeks." Not to mention that the service will also be available for the NGP, Sony's next generation handheld set for release next year.

The service is readily available on the PS3 with the basic plan starting at £3.99 per month, while the premium plan costs £9.99 a month. Music Unlimited offers over six million songs for you to stream directly from the cloud whenever and wherever you go.

"The heart of the offering here is that with the one account you can access this music on your TV, your PS3, your laptop, your Blu-ray player, and have your music follow you wherever you go, rather than having to download all of your music into a device and make that device go with you everywhere," said Shawn Layden, executive vice president and CEO of Sony Network Entertainment.

"You can see that in the gaming world, because you can pull down PSP games across a PS3 and associate that with your portable player. You can create your account in your country home on your PS3 and access the same content you purchase on your other PS3 home. Associated sharing is already happening."

When asked about the NGP, Layden said Sony "will make it happen," and that "there are still very few details that have come out in the marketplace about the launch. The folks at Sony Computer Entertainment will have a big reveal of exactly what the scope of that entire feature set is going to be."

Source: Eurogamer

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