updated 02:00 pm EDT, Mon May 21, 2012
Native iPad interface still missing
Sony has released its promised Music Unlimited client for iOS devices. Although the app is not yet in the US App Store, it should already be available in countries like Canada and New Zealand. The Music Unlimited service itself is accessible in 14 countries so far; other examples include Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the UK. Other supported platforms include Android, Sony Blu-ray players, and the PlayStation 3.
Although the iOS app is free, the service requires a paid subscription after a 30-day free trial. The $4-per-month Basic option covers some core channels and a person's own library; full on-demand track access costs $10 a month, but also comes with other perks such as offline listening and playlists. The app currently lacks a native iPad interface.