Sony Music Unlimited Gets Lollipop Update

Sony Music Unlimited Gets Lollipop Update

Dec 3, 2014

Sony’s subscription-based Music Unlimited service is getting on the Lollipop train; its latest update introduces Android 5.0 support.

The new update also includes the requisite bug fixes.

The app still has a great bunch of features, including 320 kbps audio, channels, ad-less playback, offline functionality, built-in recommendations, the ability to share, and more.

We had an opportunity to review Sony Music Unlimited, and came away quite impressed.

The app is available for free on the Play Store; as noted, the service is subscription-based. There is a free trial available.

Sony Music Unlimited Review

Sony Music Unlimited Review

Oct 8, 2014

“Daddy?”

“Yep?”

“What is that ‘CD’ thingie they are talking about on that show?”

We’ve come a long way. Not that long ago, having one’s music on the go meant investing in a CD case or one of those hideous auto visor holders. Now, our smartphones are our streaming hubs.

And mighty Sony is on it it — in the manifestation of the subscription-based Sony Music Unlimited streaming service.

After setting up the service (which involved redeeming the review code Sony provided), the next thing was to download the accompanying from the Play Store. using the app, one is easily able to navigate the service. it’s possible to browse the catalog by genre. For premium subscribers, there is the channel feature, which parses thesum1 music into common-ground groups; channels range from “Bollywood” to “Assassin’s Creed” and beyond. There is even a “Comedy Nightclub” channel, which rocks stuff from Cheech and Chong all the way to Chris Rock, I liked the ability to create one’s own channels. There is also a Library section in the main menu which allows users to collate favorite music.

The service allows for streaming (obviously), but also gives users the ability to pin music offline; this is great for when might be lacking internet connectivity.

One of the biggest question a music service has to answer is the one that pertains to content. On this front, Sony Music Unlimited packs a major punch; not shocking, considering we’re talking about, well, Sony here. It boasts more than 30 million songs, which is far from shabby. In reality, it picked up almost every artist I threw at it across genres. I was happy to find entire albums from even obscure artists; it didn’t have ALL, but I think I could be satisfied with the selection. The audio is quite clear (320 kbps High Quality Audio), and no ads to contend with.

The ability to access the premium service on the web, multiple mobile platforms, Playstation consoles/handhelds and compatible Sony electronics adds to its allure.

I think the search engine can be tweaked a good deal; in some of my searches, it seemed to be quite reliant on exactness, which can be a tough with regards to zany spellings of artist names and songs, and even then, finding songs can be infuriating. There are some instances that I think the UI could be a bit more logical off the search too; there were times a song/artist search came up blank when the song was indeed in the catalog.

Yes, the streaming music space is pretty packed for Android, but Sony knows a thing or two about this entertainment, and it brings that knowledge to bear in this product.

Good for us.

Sony Music Unlimited Update Brings Offline Support and Custom Music Stations

Sony Music Unlimited Update Brings Offline Support and Custom Music Stations

Jul 20, 2012

Sony has launched an update to their Sony Music Unlimited app for Android. What’s new? First off, there’s a new “My Channels” feature that generates radio stations based on the massive library of 15 million songs available. That lineup of songs beats Google Play, which still doesn’t have music from Warner available. Additionally, tablet owners can now cache music offline, making it possible to listen to favorite tracks while outside of wifi or cellular network range. All that needs to be done is to tap the options for a playlist, and select “Available Offline”. Then, when network access is not available, music will still be accessible on the device. For users who prefer subscription services for their access – temporary though it may be – and prefer Sony’s services over competitors like Rhapsody or Spotify, or prefer the service due to the access on other Sony hardware, this update makes the app more useful. As well, the app’s tablet optimization gives it an edge. Sony Music Unlimited’s update is available now from Google Play.