Sony has announced that, beginning April 14, PlayStation Portable (PSP) owners with PlayStation Network IDs will be able to tap into Sony’s Music Unlimited streaming service, powered by the company’s cloud-based Qriocity platform. Music Unlimited provides subscribers with access to a library of over 7 million songs that users can stream as much as they like from PCs as well as a range of Sony devices, including network-enabled Blu-ray players, recent Bravia TVs, PS3 systems, and selected home theater systems.
Sony Music Unlimited subscriptions start at $3.99 per month, with a premium package going for $9.99 per month. Both services offer all-you-can-eat music streaming from Sony’s full library, but the premium service adds on additional music channels, on-demand listening, and the ability to create custom playlists.
Sony had initially announced Music Unlimited support for the PSP would launch by the end of 2010.
Sony’s Music Unlimited service is currently available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and selected European countries (France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom). Sony has previously said it intends to extend Music Unlimited to Android devices in the near future, potentially making it a serious player in mobile music subscriptions—a place even iTunes has yet to go.