Sony unleashes Music Unlimited on PS Vita

Got a hankering to listen to music when you’re on the go but don’t want to pull out your smartphone or tablet? You’ll now be able to do just that on a PS Vita thanks to a new app by Sony.

Launched just a few weeks ago, Sony’s latest video gaming console receives access to the 15 million song streaming media service, with new features making it possible to cache music for offline use and browse through music using the 5 inch touchscreen on the console.

“Adding PS Vita to Sony Entertainment Network’s ecosystem gives users another choice of where and how to access their games, music and video, offering a truly personalised entertainment experience,” said Tim Schaaff, President of Sony Network Entertainment.

Originally launched as Qriocity, Music Unlimited is Sony’s ad-free radio service, streaming music based on genre, mood, and user choice.

Like how it exists on other platforms – including the PlayStation 3 and Sony Android tablets – the service requires a subscription, with the same basic and premium plans on offer here.

New subscribers can grab 30 days free, but once that’s done and dusted, you’ll find yourself charged for a minimum of $5 for access to the music service.