Sony Qriocity vs Apple iTunes – Fight!!
Sony has decided that it wants a bit of Apple’s download pie, and is launching the-difficult-to-say “Qriocity” service in Europe in autumn. Qriocity (it’s as hard to type as it is to say) combines a music and video service geared towards its full range of networked technology.
Initially the plans are for launch on everyone’s favourite gaming toaster, Sony’s PS3 (which would tie up with the forthcoming 160gb and 320gb SKUs) and Bravia TVs.
However, the plans for world domination don’t stop there. Sony will go on to release the service onto “networked Sony devices”, so this may include the PSP, Sony Ericsson handsets and even Vaio laptops (or possibly tablets, take the hint Sony – take the hint).
It’ll be a streamed service as items such as Bravia TVs have no writeable memory, although it may also be the case the downloading may be offered for phones and consoles. Films will come from such movie houses as MGM, Lionsgate, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Sony (obviously).
No prices but it appears to be initially rental based. Let’s hope they get it together properly and offer trailers for all films, not just the few we see randomly added on the Playstation Network.
[Source: Engadget ]