PSP2 getting cloud-based music service
31st Mar 2011 | 21:27
Sony has confirmed plans to launch its cloud-based music service, Music Unlimited, on PSP2 and is due to go live on the current PSP in weeks.
The service landed on PS3 in Europe last December, and in US in February this year. Music Unlimited gives you access to over six million music tracks all via a cloud service - which means it streams straight to your console, negating the need to ever store music on your hard drive. It costs $9.99 monthly for the premium service, while the basic service is $3.99.
The service is now set to spring to life on your PSP "in a matter of weeks", Sony has confirmed.
"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 Sony Network Entertainment boss Shawn Layden to Eurogamer.
When asked about the service coming to NGP, he said: "We will make it happen," adding, "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.
"But yes, our services need to be available on that device. It's a very powerful device and it would be an incredibly good platform for us."