Sony slashing music prices to fight off big rival Spotify
Published 30/06/2013 | 05:00
Listening to Daft Punk or Pharrell Williams' latest hit may soon become cheaper.
Sony, owner of the world's second-biggest record company, is slashing prices and expanding its music streaming service in Ireland as it takes the fight to rival Spotify.
Sony's Music Unlimited streaming service will be made available to Irish iPhone customers.
The firm, which has struggled to keep pace with online music rivals, has chopped prices to below the $10 charged per month by Spotify.
Subscribers to PlayStation Plus, the $50-a-year premium video-game service, can add Music Unlimited for $42, while general customers can get an annual subscription for $60, according to Sony.
Music Unlimited subscribers can access 20 million songs and music channels on the Sony video-game players, TVs such as the Bravia, computers and devices running Apple iOS or Google's Android operating system.