Sony launches Music Unlimited streaming service

Sony launched a music streaming service in a bid to boost sales of its consumer electronics and break Apple's dominance of the online music business.

Sony has decided to go one up against iTunes by introducing the Music Unlimited streaming service, where this cloud computing-based, digital music service will offer something different from Apple’s service. This subscription method offers users to access around 6 million songs, where they can be streamed to Sony’s Internet-connected devices including the PlayStation 3, range of PCs and Bravia TVs.

The service debuted in the U.K. and Ireland Wednesday and will be rolled out in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and New Zealand and the U.S. next year. "Music Unlimited" follows the launch this year of an on-demand video service that is now available in the U.S. and several European countries.