Android is still somewhat in need of official premium services and the latest Sony movement pumps up a lot of value in the platform. The popular Qriocity service is now available via a free application in Google’s Android Market and brings on-demand music streaming for a monthly fee. The Qriocity powered app is actually called Music Unlimited and it comes with a 30 days free trial. After the trial ends, you can choose between a $4/month basic plan with personalized radio stations a la Pandora, and a $10/month all you can listen program allowing you to choose the exact songs you want to listen.
What is rather interesting is that Qriocity also comes with a feature similar with Google/Apple cloud technology called Music Sync, allowing you to synchronize your existing song collection and access it on a variety of devices supporting Qriocity technology including PS3, PSP, Bravia devices and now Android smart phones.
To properly run Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, you’ll need at least Android 2.1 and 320×480 screen resolution. I am also happy to report that Sony’s new app works well on my CyanogenMod 7 powered Nook Color. The only regret I have is that the new app doesn’t support video on demand yet, but Netflix will have to suffice for now.