Sony adds music to Qriocity

 Sony announced it would add music to its cloud-based entertainment service Qriocity, to be available on a variety of connected Sony devices, from Bravia TVs to Android-based handsets.

Qriocity launched earlier this year with video and movie-based content, in April in the U.S. and then extending that to Europe in November. This new music service will launch first in the U.K. and Ireland, with the aim to extend the service to US. Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand “in due course” in 2011.

 Sony  has contracted Omnifone, to coordinate content licensing, development and delivery of the service, “leveraging its existing expertise in the music industry.” Omnifone has been behind a number of other cloud-based music projects and has its roots in offering white-label services via mobile operators.

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