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"Even better, it was a Christmas present exclusive to the UK and Ireland; for once the rest of the world was (and still is) having to wait while we get our hands on a bit of new technology first."Funny. Meanwhile, back in parts of "the rest of the world", we're still waiting for such technological achievements as Last.fm, Pandora and even iTunes Store...
Any chance of a qrocity on demand video review?Hey look, first time posting about an online service without complaining that it's not available here in Denmark!!
I do wonder how much demand there is for controlling the music you listen to thru a TV screen and remote control. No matter how pretty the album art is on the screen the average tv remote is going to be the weak link in the chain. If you're going to have to go to your PC to do anything useful with the playlist then it rather defeats the point.People have gotten used to scroll wheels and touch interfaces for controlling their music playback - I don't see it taking off unless Sony are going to provide smartphone or tablet apps or an open remote control api for 3rd party developers to do so.
@Epic - I regularly listen to albums on CD or on the computer. Last time I checked a mouse and scroll wheel was not an essential part of the process!I do take your point on the playlist side of things though. But then if there are quick search functions using "txt chat" input like you do on a Sky remote then it shouldnt be that much of an inconveinience.
Again, I know I'm on the naughty step, but fwiw this service is unfinished. I was speaking to some people at Sony who said they want to expand the catalogue to 20m tracks by the end of March so the library will be a lot more comprehensive. Also you can skip forwards in playlists using R1. It is actually a feature of the service that it has unlimited track skipping in the £9.99 package, you just have to wait for the playlist to load and then you can skip using R1.
@MaxR1 on your tv remote?
"The basic idea of Music Unlimited is sound."Best sentence in the whole article.
I'm sorry, I'm not sure I get it - are you telling me they want you to pay £3.99 a month to listen to your own music?
Hi, just signed up for the 30 day trial to give it a try out - not sure what the reviewer was doing wrong but I can skip forward/back as much as I want on the premium channels. Like what I've seen so far, with one exception. If you put an album into your library, it plays the tracks in a random order rather than the order they appear on the original CD/as intended by the artist - for some albums this is a major shortfall. I've put a query into their tech support - will see how responsive they are. For Epic - if I want to listen to high quality music 0 I'm not going to do that on my computer set-up in the study - the TV/Hi-fi integration in the living room is where I want to do it.
As follow-up, got a prompt feedback - good, answer though "We apologize for the inconvenience. Kindly note that when playing back an album, all the tracks play randomly and not in the order listed on the original CD’s. Have a great day sir." So you have to playback on "shuffle" or go to the effort of creating individual playlists for every album. Personally I view this as a close to fatal flaw for the kind of music I want to listen to.
Apparently there is an app for this Music Unlimited service on Android and iOS devices...
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