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Sony shows off unlimited Qriocity streaming music service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Sep 2010 19:20 User comments (1)

Sony shows off unlimited Qriocity streaming music service Sony has launched their own challenge to Apple's iTunes this week, dubbed Qriocity, which will be an unlimited, cloud-based music service available via the PlayStation 3 and other Internet-connected devices such as HDTVs and Blu-ray players.
The service will go live by the end of the year, giving users a chance to stream millions of songs in the cloud.

Besides the PS3, the service will be available on Sony portable media devices, Sony Blu-ray players, Sony home-theater systems, 2010 Web-enabled Bravia HDTVs and Windows PCs.

"We are excited to offer our customers high quality, cloud-based entertainment experiences across many of Sony's network-enabled devices," says Kazuo Hirai, president of Sony's networked products and services group. "Services 'powered by Qriocity' will revolutionize the way that users play, listen, watch, share, communicate, learn, discover and create their digital entertainment content."

Sony has said it will expand the Qriocity "Video on Demand" service which launched in April in the U.S. to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. in the fall.

The video service has content from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Lionsgate, MGM, NBC Universal, Paramount, Sony, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros.

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1 user comment

12.9.2010 9:00

here they go again another sony connect failure in the waiting as sony install more feckin DRM that damages your system and reports every click back to sony HQ!

BTW sony does everyone that purchased media from you before now get all their music back for free or is this another daylight robber service from you?

Sony kills DRM stores -- your DRM music will only last until your next upgrade

The Sony 'Connect' DRM-tastic music store is closing shop on March 31, 2008. Another failed experiment in DRM is leaving its paying customers out in the cold with soon-to-be unusable content (unless you violate the DMCA) in the form of audio files DRM locked to Sony's ATRAC media players. Yet another in a seemingly endless stream of examples of how media companies are punishing their paying, legitimate customers for the RIAA's own infuriating technological shortsightedness.
i think i'll pass fecktards as youve proven to not give a dam about your customers too many times now so you can continue with your strategy of "a new mug is born every minuet" but im not falling for it again.
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