Playstation: Not Just For Playing Games

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Just after the release of the PlayStation4, Sony Network Entertainment International announced that Music Unlimited, the company's cloud-based digital music subscription service, is now live.

The Music Unlimited service on PS4 features a completely redesigned user interface specifically enhanced for PS4. It is faster, simple to use, and lets gamers create their own soundtracks to their favorite games from the Music Unlimited's service's global library of over 22 million songs.

The service enables playback of music in the background while gaming, as well as easy discovery of new songs and artists. Users can control music playback on the fly without completely exiting games or other apps by pressing and holding the "PS" button on the DUALSHOCK®4 controller. A pop-up menu offers controls to toggle play or pause, skip tracks, seek to a location within a song, and adjust volume.

"Music Unlimited is seamlessly integrated with PS4 at the system level, delivering quick access to music, fast navigation and powerful discovery," said Michael Aragon, Vice President and General Manager of Global Digital Video and Music Services at Sony Network Entertainment International. "By far the biggest request from our core gamers was in-game music playback, and now they can create playlists tailored to their style of gameplay."

Available in 19 countries around the world, the Music Unlimited service offers on-demand access to an ever-expanding global catalog of over 22 million licensed tracks1 from all major and many leading independent labels across an array of devices including PS4, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Android™ smartphones and tablets, iPhone®, PCs, and many more.

Through the Premium ($9.99)2 and Access ($4.99) 3 monthly subscription plans, the Music Unlimited service allows customers to enjoy a unified digital music experience across multiple devices in the home and on the go. Whether customers enjoy music from their personal playlists, channels based on their favorite artists, or pre-programmed channels based on era or genre, users' favorite music follows them to any destination without the hassle of syncing or signing into multiple accounts.

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