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First views of Sony streaming music service (images)

Sony demonstrates its Music Unlimited service at the IFA electronics show in Berlin. Here are some looks at the service.

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Stephen Shankland
Stephen Shankland has been a reporter at CNET since 1998 and writes about processors, digital photography, AI, quantum computing, computer science, materials science, supercomputers, drones, browsers, 3D printing, USB, and new computing technology in general. He has a soft spot in his heart for standards groups and I/O interfaces. His first big scoop was about radioactive cat poop.
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Sony's Music Unlimited genre picker

BERLIN--Sony's Music Unlimited service, announced Wednesday at the IFA electronics show here, will offer streaming music to several Sony devices and to Windows PCs when it launches later this year. This screen shows the genre selection screen.
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Sony's Music Unlimited selection tool

With Sony's promise of a vast library in the Music Unlimited service, narrowing down a selection will be a significant challenge. Sony showed this demonstration of a way to home in on a desired selection.
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Sony's Music Unlimited era selector

Like radio stations, Sony's Music Unlimited service will identify music by the decade in which it was released.
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Sony's Music Unlimited music player

Like the Pandora streaming-music service, Sony's Music Unlimited service lets people like or dislike particular songs as they play back.
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Sony's Music Unlimited playback page

One specific page from Sony's Music Unlimited service.
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Sony's Music Unlimited logo

The logo for Sony's Music Unlimited service. It's part of Sony's Qriocity service, which already launched with video-on-demand abilities for major movies.

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