Sony today announced its music streaming service — dubbed "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity" — will be available to Australians from today.
The subscription-based service includes tracks from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI Music as well as independent labels. According to Sony, the service will initially offer 6 million tracks.
Music can be played using Internet-connected devices including PCs and current Sony network-enabled TVs, Blu-ray players, PlayStation 3 consoles.
Basic subscriptions cost $4.99 per month, while "premium" subscriptions cost $12.99. The former acts as an "infinite ad-free radio station" that lets you choose the artist or genre to listen to, while the latter offers access to "premium" channels and the ability to play individual songs on demand.
The "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity" site displayed a message stating "Sorry, this service is not available in your country/region", as of 9.45am EDT today.