Sony Music Unlimited 12 month premium pass £11.99 for PS Plus members
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Sony Music Unlimited 12 month premium pass £11.99 for PS Plus members

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Found 20th Nov 2012
£51.98 if you get PlayStation Plus for 12 months (£39.99 + £11.99) or cheaper if you get discounted PSN credit somewhere.
Also available for £59.99 without PS Plus!

Seems like a great deal to me for a streaming service across a range of devices and includes an offline mode on up to 3 devices (currently only available for Android Phones, Tablets, Walkmans and PS Vitas ).

Blurb
Music Unlimited is Sony Entertainment Network’s subscription based music streaming service.
The service provides unlimited access to millions of songs from the four major labels (Sony, Warner Bros, EMI, Universal) and many independent labels.
A variety of ad free Channels are available and you can create your own playlists and artist based channels. You can add songs and complete albums to Your Library, and all your selections are then saved and will be accessible through your online PlayStation3® or PC or across many of your devices if you are a Premium subscriber. You are also able to add your existing music collection to your Music Unlimited account using Music Sync.


As highlighted by vercity - there doesn't seem to be any stipulation that your PS Plus membership remains active for the 12 months.

You can get a free PS Plus 30 day trial here apps.facebook.com/ps-…ns/
I don't know how long it takes for the code to be emailed though and this is a limited offer.


Thanks to lbphillips - if you go through the Music Unlimited app under the Music category of the PS3 XMB you can get a 60 day free trial for new users. Purchasing the 12 months subscription afterwards gives you 14 months.

The 60 day free option is also available through Sony smart tvs (on mine at least KDL-40CX523) and Sony Xperia phones sonymobile.com/gb/…ed/


See post 28 for details on number of devices and important information on preventing automated renewal and charge at end of subscription hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…e=2


According to the blog this will be on offer until 31/12/12
blog.eu.playstation.com/201…-2/
They've also added a limitation
The first 100,000 PlayStation Plus subscribers globally to purchase a 1 year pass to the Music Unlimited premium service during the offer period will be able to purchase at the promoted price. We withhold the right to withdraw this offer after 100,000 PS Plus Subscribers have purchased 1 year passes to the Music Unlimited Premium service at this special price.

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Hot from me. Wouldn't pay £59.99 but as I'm a PS+ subscriber, I shall be taking advantage. Thanks for posting!

Anyone use this? Looks like there is iOS support? Whats it like compared to say We7 or Spotify?

Great I'm buying this most people can get a free psn trial with new games so defo worth a purchase.

tip that worked for me...

Sign up to the 60 day trial via PS3, then pay for the 12 month subscription.

Now got 14 months for £11.99 ...woohoo
Edited by: "lbphillips" 20th Nov 2012

Original Poster

lbphillips

tip that worked for me...Sign up to the 60 day trial via PS3, then pay … tip that worked for me...Sign up to the 60 day trial via PS3, then pay for the 12 month subscription.


Where did you find the 60 day trail on PS3? The search on the store only shows a 30 day trial for me.

I installed it by using the link on the bar, rather than going into the store.

(had to go into the store after to get the paid sub)

Original Poster

lbphillips

I installed it by using the link on the bar, rather than going into the … I installed it by using the link on the bar, rather than going into the store.(had to go into the store after to get the paid sub)


Excellent find, thanks.

The PS store has it up. hot deal works on nearly everything including Playstation devices.You can cache 1000 offline songs. Has library scanner. Very nice stuff.

oO Wow! Great deal. Bought!!

Bye bye Spotify!

I am not a fan of this. Sony charged me £50 (£9.99 for 5 months) before I got an email saying I had run out of funds to pay it. Turns out they were taking £9.99 from my e-wallet without me noticing. It was only when my E-Wallet ran out I got the email that I realised they were doing it. At no point did I receive an email to say the subscription had started and the way they took the money out was so under handed it felt like they had stolen the money whilst I wasn't looking. Of course Sony were absolutely useless in their customer service and refused to pass this on to Head Office even though originally they said they would. "It clearly states in the terms of conditions that the free app expires after 1 month resulting in a subscription." I think this sort of practice should be banned. Do you really think we are stupid enough to believe that you automatically start a paid subscription for our convenience? Why not just ask us if we want to start the subscription in the first place. Maybe because then you wouldn't get so many people forgetting all about it and inadvertently paying you £9.99 or more because they forgot to cancel. This was the second time in 6 months I had a serious complaint. I started selling my PS3 games and refuse to buy any more Sony products now. Just play on the PS+ now. Never even used the service. Sony Playstation are the worst company I have ever had to deal with in my life. They are never wrong and are so unhelpful because they are terrified of issuing refunds or admitting blame.

Just be careful that if you do take up this offer now at £11.99 and in a years time you forget to cancel it and you are no longer a PS+ subscriber you could well end up renewing for another year at a cost of £30 plus. You have been warned. I even took off my automatic funding and they still took the money.
Edited by: "janner66" 20th Nov 2012

Gonna look into this one, cheers

Doesnt look like the offline mode works on the iphone, shame.

Good deal considering spotify is £10 per month.

janner66

I am not a fan of this. Sony charged me £50 (£9.99 for 5 months) before I … I am not a fan of this. Sony charged me £50 (£9.99 for 5 months) before I got an email saying I had run out of funds to pay it. Turns out they were taking £9.99 from my e-wallet without me noticing. It was only when my E-Wallet ran out I got the email that I realised they were doing it. At no point did I receive an email to say the subscription had started and the way they took the money out was so under handed it felt like they had stolen the money whilst I wasn't looking. Of course Sony were absolutely useless in their customer service and refused to pass this on to Head Office even though originally they said they would. "It clearly states in the terms of conditions that the free app expires after 1 month resulting in a subscription." I think this sort of practice should be banned. Do you really think we are stupid enough to believe that you automatically start a paid subscription for our convenience? Why not just ask us if we want to start the subscription in the first place. Maybe because then you wouldn't get so many people forgetting all about it and inadvertently paying you £9.99 or more because they forgot to cancel. This was the second time in 6 months I had a serious complaint. I started selling my PS3 games and refuse to buy any more Sony products now. Just play on the PS+ now. Never even used the service. Sony Playstation are the worst company I have ever had to deal with in my life. They are never wrong and are so unhelpful because they are terrified of issuing refunds or admitting blame.Just be careful that if you do take up this offer now at £11.99 and in a years time you forget to cancel it and you are no longer a PS+ subscriber you could well end up renewing for another year at a cost of £30 plus. You have been warned. I even took off my automatic funding and they still took the money.



You do have to be very careful I agree. Beware of taking out the 30 day trial for PS+. I did it & noticed it was set up to automatically renew after the trial had ended. Pretty underhand.

So can you sign up to the PS+ trial and then get this deal for £11.99?

Good deal considering spotify is £10 per month.

Original Poster

fuzzyman

So can you sign up to the PS+ trial and then get this deal for £11.99?


It seems you can. It should be the equivalent of buying a discounted game as a PS Plus subscriber - you get to keep it even after your PS Plus ends.

Steve353

It seems you can. It should be the equivalent of buying a discounted game … It seems you can. It should be the equivalent of buying a discounted game as a PS Plus subscriber - you get to keep it even after your PS Plus ends.



Thanks OP it did work!!

hot, give a mark

How does the offline bit work? That's the more important bit for me, as I never stream music.

Does any one know if this is any good? Being a life-long Playstationer I was amazed at how good PSN+ was when I grabbed 12 mnths for 25% off, but I've not really heard much about this? Inb4, will have a google too...

I'm only 21 days into my 60 day trial (got it with my Xperia T) and I was considering signing up at the full price due to the content but at this price (and I'm a PS + member already) it's no-brainer of the year!

Saw the US were getting it for $11.99 (typical) but £11.99 is just incredible - heck, even £50 is amazing value!

PulseTurbo

How does the offline bit work? That's the more important bit for me, as I … How does the offline bit work? That's the more important bit for me, as I never stream music.



On my Xperia T the offline part works as playlists.

You can set an album or individual tracks as playlists and then you tick any playlist(s) you want to be available offline.

Your device then downloads the selected playlist(s) to the its storage which are then available when you either don't have data coverage or switch the service manually to Offline mode.

Works really well although I have an unlimited data plan so I don't use the Offline feature often.

Edited by: "Chirpa2000" 21st Nov 2012

excellent . for £11.99 you cant go wrong . have tried it out on my android phone and it works just fine , although you cannot be signed into your pc using it and use it on phone ,
thanks

That's right, you can register your account on multiple devices but you can only use one device at a time (well, one online at a time anyway, offline playlists still work even if another device is using your account).

Original Poster

Couple of questions answered
Is there a fair use /maximum use policy for unlimited playback?

Once subscribed to Music Unlimited, you can play as much music as you … Once subscribed to Music Unlimited, you can play as much music as you like, however please refer to your Internet Service Provider to check their fair use policy. It will only be possible for you to playback on a single device at any given time. Attempting to playback on more than one online device at a time will result in playback stopping on the first connected device. It is only possible to associate up to 6 TV, Home Audio & Video devices to your account. There is no limitation on number of PS3 devices.



how do i cancel my music unlimited subscription on sonyentertainmentnetwork.com

To stop your subscription to Music Unlimited from renewing please follow … To stop your subscription to Music Unlimited from renewing please follow the steps below:1. Log into your account on www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com 2. Click on the Media tab and then the Music icon from the list on the left3. Click the Music Unlimited subscription. A pop-up should appear displaying your entitlements.4. Click on the subscription that you wish to cancel.5. Click the Cancel Automatic Renewal buttonThis will stop your subscription from renewing at the end of your current subscription period. You will continue to enjoy the benefits of your current subscription until it expires.

I will give the trial a go, thanks!

janner66

I am not a fan of this. Sony charged me £50 (£9.99 for 5 months) before I … I am not a fan of this. Sony charged me £50 (£9.99 for 5 months) before I got an email saying I had run out of funds to pay it. Turns out they were taking £9.99 from my e-wallet without me noticing. It was only when my E-Wallet ran out I got the email that I realised they were doing it. At no point did I receive an email to say the subscription had started and the way they took the money out was so under handed it felt like they had stolen the money whilst I wasn't looking. Of course Sony were absolutely useless in their customer service and refused to pass this on to Head Office even though originally they said they would. "It clearly states in the terms of conditions that the free app expires after 1 month resulting in a subscription." I think this sort of practice should be banned. Do you really think we are stupid enough to believe that you automatically start a paid subscription for our convenience? Why not just ask us if we want to start the subscription in the first place. Maybe because then you wouldn't get so many people forgetting all about it and inadvertently paying you £9.99 or more because they forgot to cancel. This was the second time in 6 months I had a serious complaint. I started selling my PS3 games and refuse to buy any more Sony products now. Just play on the PS+ now. Never even used the service. Sony Playstation are the worst company I have ever had to deal with in my life. They are never wrong and are so unhelpful because they are terrified of issuing refunds or admitting blame.Just be careful that if you do take up this offer now at £11.99 and in a years time you forget to cancel it and you are no longer a PS+ subscriber you could well end up renewing for another year at a cost of £30 plus. You have been warned. I even took off my automatic funding and they still took the money.



In order to avoid the above you dont wait a year lol.

Just turn off auto renewal on your ps3 ,psp or vita or anything in account managment -- manage subscriptions. Same goes for PSplus itself. Hope that helps.

thanks op, i loved this service the last time i used it. Heat added

Managed to get 14 months for £11.99 (used cheap psn credit too) last night. Bargain.

hmmmm 48kbps vs 320kb with spotify. Will give the free trial a go.

still hot though

jltk87

hmmmm 48kbps vs 320kb with spotify. Will give the free trial a go. still … hmmmm 48kbps vs 320kb with spotify. Will give the free trial a go. still hot though



Really?! That's the max?!
Edited by: "PulseTurbo" 21st Nov 2012

Original Poster

jltk87

hmmmm 48kbps vs 320kb with spotify. Will give the free trial a go. still … hmmmm 48kbps vs 320kb with spotify. Will give the free trial a go. still hot though

Audio qualityAt the bottom of the pile for audio quality would seem to … Audio qualityAt the bottom of the pile for audio quality would seem to be Sony’s Music Unlimited streams with just 48kbps bitrates. Given that it’s HE-AAC files that it uses though, it’s not as far away from the leaders here as it might seem. This file type is particularly good at low bitrates and might end up saving you on data or even sounding better a lot of the time when on the move. All the same, it’s never going to keep up with the others in favourable connectivity conditions.


Review of the service against some of the main competiton
pocket-lint.com/new…ads

It sounds okay on the iphone/vita, but most importantly it saves alot of data (i'm on 750mb/month with EE) and time to play music on 3G on the move.

"More controversial, however, is Sony's approach to streaming this content. The company uses the high efficiency advanced audio coding format HE-AAC v2, which retains fidelity at much higher compression than MP3. The problem is Sony takes this to extremes and Music Unlimited streams audio at bitrates of just 48Kbit per second - well below the 'up to' 360Kbit encoding of its rivals. The upside is content buffers very quickly, particularly on mobile devices, and is highly reliable on the move. For those on limited tariffs it is also worth mentioning this will consume far less data."

Edited by: "Pikachu" 21st Nov 2012

MRP

In order to avoid the above you dont wait a year lol. Just turn off auto … In order to avoid the above you dont wait a year lol. Just turn off auto renewal on your ps3 ,psp or vita or anything in account managment -- manage subscriptions. Same goes for PSplus itself. Hope that helps.



Yes exactly. Make sure you do it straight away as you will surely forget with a years sub. That's what I was trying to say. It will probably renew for another year which might not be £11.99 in a years time. As soon as you subscribe, cancel it. You can always buy it again. They will soon tell you if they are not getting your money.

Amazing =)

janner66

I am not a fan of this. Sony charged me £50 (£9.99 for 5 months) before I … I am not a fan of this. Sony charged me £50 (£9.99 for 5 months) before I got an email saying I had run out of funds to pay it. Turns out they were taking £9.99 from my e-wallet without me noticing. It was only when my E-Wallet ran out I got the email that I realised they were doing it. At no point did I receive an email to say the subscription had started and the way they took the money out was so under handed it felt like they had stolen the money whilst I wasn't looking. Of course Sony were absolutely useless in their customer service and refused to pass this on to Head Office even though originally they said they would. "It clearly states in the terms of conditions that the free app expires after 1 month resulting in a subscription." I think this sort of practice should be banned. Do you really think we are stupid enough to believe that you automatically start a paid subscription for our convenience? Why not just ask us if we want to start the subscription in the first place. Maybe because then you wouldn't get so many people forgetting all about it and inadvertently paying you £9.99 or more because they forgot to cancel. This was the second time in 6 months I had a serious complaint. I started selling my PS3 games and refuse to buy any more Sony products now. Just play on the PS+ now. Never even used the service. Sony Playstation are the worst company I have ever had to deal with in my life. They are never wrong and are so unhelpful because they are terrified of issuing refunds or admitting blame.Just be careful that if you do take up this offer now at £11.99 and in a years time you forget to cancel it and you are no longer a PS+ subscriber you could well end up renewing for another year at a cost of £30 plus. You have been warned. I even took off my automatic funding and they still took the money.



If it told you in the T's&C's that it was going to start after the trial then why is this a problem. Thats how all trials work, Lovefilm, Netflix, Spotify, XBL, hell even printed magazines. I don't think you'll find a single trial that operates in another way.

Done the trial and paid for the 12 months so a total of 14 months. Heat added.
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