Launched in the UK last December, Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, to give it its full and rather awkward title, offers users access to over six million tracks from the libraries of Warner, EMI, Universal and of course Sony. Shawn Layden, executive vice president and CEO of Sony Network Entertainment, has confirmed that â€œin a matter of weeksâ€ the service will be available on the PSP to compliment the service which is currently available on the Playstation 3 as well as Bravia-branded televisions and Blu-ray players.
Layden has also said that Sony will â€œmake it happenâ€ in relation to Music Unlimited on the NGP which we will see towards the end of this year. Before that however we will see Music Unlimited become active on Android devices this year with the Xperia Play likely to be one of the flagship devices. "What we're trying to do at Sony Network Entertainment is bring all those different content domains into a more comprehensive space for the user, so you don't have to go chasing around in three or four different directions to find that. If we can bring it all together with one wallet, one sign in, one password, and give you access to music, movies, games etc, that's a better value proposition for the user. All of us want more simplicity in our lives," Layden said.
Speaking of the Xperia Play the handset was officially launched in UK last night with an extravagant party in London but supply chain problems and software issues mean that the phone won't be available in all shops today,. O2, Three and Vodafone have all said they faced problems with the handset however Phones4u has said it will have units in store today.