Business Matters: Sony's Music Unlimited Coming to iOS Devices
-- Sony's Music Unlimited subscription service will be available for the iOS platform this quarter. Tim Schaaff, head of Sony Entertainment Network, broke the news at CES Wednesday, according to VentureBeat.
The addition of an iOS app should help. Music Unlimited started on Sony TVs, Blue-ray players and PlayStation 3 consoles. Then came the Android app for mobile access on smartphones and tablets. But there sure are a lot of music lovers who own iPhones.
Regardless of the devices, Sony is aiming to put together an integrated experience. "One of the things we're working on longer term is a user experience that has one common [user interface] for all content but also integrates the content in a way that's very unique," Michael Aragon, Vice President & General Manager, Global Digital Video and Music Services at Sony Network Entertainment, told Billboard earlier this month. "For Sony, what our strength is is our ability to take these various services and have them integrated in a common [user interface]with one wallet and one account."
The iOS apps are a nice milestone but Sony has far greater ambitions, Schaaff told MediaMemo http://allthingsd.com/20120112/what-kind-of-web-video-plans-does-sony-have-video/ . "We've got tons of features that we're trying to bring to life. It's a very dynamic and competitive marketplace, so it's not like we get to sit down and relax."