Sony overhauls Music Unlimited for iOS 7, adds speed enhancements and new features

Music Unlimited 2.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Music Unlimited, the PlayStation music app from Sony optimized for the iPhone, at last has received its long-overdue iOS 7 refresh bringing it in line with Apple’s design language for iOS.

Nearly two and a half years following its debut, the app now finally sits at version 2.0 with half a dozen new features and a fresh new look owing to the use of iOS 7 styling and a flattened Home screen icon.

If you have the PlayStation console and use the Music Unlimited service, you’re going to be appreciative not only of its crisp typography and user interface, but also of a lot faster and more reliable performance. Jump past the fold for a quick highlight of the most important new features.

For starters, I’m not sure that I’m digging the new app icon.

Music Unlimited 2.0 for iOS (app icon, small)

In case you haven’t tried out Music Unlimited yet, the free of charge service is a cross between an Internet radio and an on-demand music streaming service. For instance, you can stream music or download cherry-picked tracks to your iOS device for listening without a network connection.

In addition to enjoying human-currated playlists (you can create your own, too), Music Unlimited supports track skipping and lets you create set-and-forget music channels.

And unlike iTunes Radio and similar services, Music Unlimited is ad-free and delivers high-quality 320 kbps audio — again, free of charge.

Music Unlimited 2.0 highlights:

  • Fresh visual design
  • Super fast queue view and load
  • View discography, top songs, related artists + more
  • Sort your library by newly added songs and recently modified playlists
  • Edit song order in playlists
  • New grape flavor

By the way, they could have at least ensured that the device used to take official screenshots was fully charged beforehand.

Music Unlimited 2.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

Licensed and powered by Omnifone, Music Unlimited supports AirPlay, lets you share your favorite tracks on Twitter and Facebook, view discography, top songs, related artists and other information, and more.

The 13.2-megabyte download supports the iPhone and iPod touch with iOS 7.0 or later, though the native iPad interface is still inexplicably missing in action.

If you’re among the few remaining holdouts who prefer owning rather than renting their music, Sony recently released a new iPhone app called Album Of The Day with daily deals on select albums from Sony artists found on iTunes.

[App Store]