Sony's Music Unlimited cloud service comes to limited non-cloud Walkmans

Sony's connected Music Unlimited offering is already available online, on gaming devices, on Android phones and tablets, so nice to see it's finally available on its, you know, Walkman music players. In what feels somewhat like an afterthought, "compatible Walkman devices" (currently just the NWZ-E465) can play your favorite channels and playlists on the move -- no connection required. Only those paying the $9.99 premium, however, get to add songs from the actual Unlimited music catalogue. Plug-in at home, sync the music, and listen at your leisure offline via the dedicated app, but with so many other competing ways of enjoying your music from the cloud, on a plethora of connected devices, it really is surprising this wasn't already possible. Still, if you own an NWZ-E465, and subscribe to the Music Unlimited, you can feel all gooey knowing Sony has your back. Hit the PR after the break for more info.

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--Access Your Favorite Music Unlimited Playlists and Channels On the Go with Walkman

December 13, 2011 – Sony Network Entertainment today announced that select Sony Walkman® MP3 players can now access its Music Unlimited cloud-based digital music service through a downloadable application1.

The new Walkman® application allows users to listen to their favorite Music Unlimited channels and playlists without being connected to the Internet. Simply connect the device to a PC, select the channels and playlists from your Music Unlimited account, and synch to your Walkman®. The selected music will be accessible on your Walkman® wherever you go.

Sony Entertainment Network's Music Unlimited service features an ever expanding global catalogue of over 10 million licensed songs2 and is currently available in nine countries including Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.

The service is also available across Sony's 2010, 2011, and future models of network-enabled BRAVIA® HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, Bly-ray Disc Home Theatre Systems as well as PlayStation®3, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), personal computers including VAIO® personal computers, Android-based tablets including Sony Tablet as well as others, and Sony Ericsson's Android-based mobile devices including Xperia™ arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia X10, Xperia X8 and Xperia neo, and Android-based third party devices.

Further details on the Music Unlimited service and compatible Walkman devices, can be found here:

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