Music Unlimited to be rolled out in U.K., Ireland first

TOKYO — Sony has unveiled a cloud-based digital music service with access to about 6 million tunes from major labels.

Called Music Unlimited Powered by Qriocity, the service is rolling out in the U.K. and Ireland first, followed by Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, New Zealand and the U.S. in 2011.

Service was developed in partnership with cloud-based music provider Omnifone. Sony’s content partners include Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music and EMI Music, as well as indie labels and other publishers.

Users will be able to play tunes on Sony’s Internet-connected devices, including Bravia TVs, Blu-ray players, the PlayStation 3 console and Android-based and other mobile devices.

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