Sony Unveils ‘Music Unlimited,’ a Remote Storage Service

Sony’s cloud-based system will be available by year-end

sony logoApple was not the only big electronics company to make a big announcement Wednesday.

Going relatively unnoticed, Sony unveiled a cloud-based music system for its web-connected devices including the PlayStation 3.

"Music Unlimited by Qriocity," available by year-end, will grant its users access to millions of songs stored remotely and that can be accessed across multiple devices.

In addition to the PS3, the service will be made available on web-enabled HDTVs, Blu-ray players and computers.

"Services 'powered by Qriocity' will revolutionize the way that users play, listen, watch, share, communicate, learn, discover and create their digital entertainment content," said Kazuo Hirai, president of Sony's networked products and services group, in a statement.

Sony also said 3D capability would be available on PS3 consoles in October.

Sony's announcements, made at a press event in Berlin, came on the same day Apple unveiled a number of new products and upgrades including an iPod Touch enhancements, social networking on iTunes, 99-cent TV episode rentals, and a cheaper Apple TV device. 

Sony's announcements were made at a press event in Berlin.