Sony Rolls Out Music Service to Rival iTunes

ps3Sony will be moving in to another market and will try to rival what could probably be the most recognizable software-based online digital media store.

The announcement came Wednesday, September 1 at the IFA Technology Conference fair in Berlin, Germany. The conference actually starts Friday but the event was scheduled at the same time that a news conference by Apple, which operates iTunes Store, was being held in the United States.

The cloud-based service will be available to users via Playstation 3 (PS3), Bravia televisions, Blu-Ray players, Sony’s personal computers.

“Via Qriocity, Sony will deliver a variety of digital entertainment content and services… including video, music, game applications and e-books over time,” said Sony Europe President Fujio Nishida.

It will offer movies for the meantime while music will be added before the end of the year. It was also announced that the 3D upgrade for the PS3 will become available next month.

Details of the service, including costs, will be announced at a later date.