GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Sony has confirmed that its handheld console, the PSP will gain access to its cloud based music service, Music Unlimited, on 14 April.
The service, which is currently available on the PS3 and other Sony products such as TVs and laptops, will be available on the popular PSP next week. A trial service is currently open to users for 30 days.
The service now offers a catalogue of over 7 million songs and Sony said, "Music Unlimited gives PlayStation Portable users the music they want, when they want it on-the-go."
The conflict here is that the PSP is limited to accessing the service over WiFi only. The device will also need the latest firmware update to 6.37 to be able to use the service.
A £3.99 basic service will offer a radio style, commercial-free, uninterrupted music stream across different channels and genres. Much like other services it will learn what music you like and dislike to attempt to offer you a tailored service. The £9.99 premium service will give users access to premium channels, the ability to search the database, play songs on demand and create playlists.
The advantage of the cloud based service is that users can synchronise their music across several devices without the hassle of data transfer and storage limits. We could well see the service extended onto the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Playstation certified smartphone in the future. µ