Sony has announced that its Music Unlimited Catalogue will be upgraded to 320kbps bitrate in the coming weeks. This new high-quality option puts the service in a better position to compete with rivals Spotify (not available in Canada), Rdio, Deezer, Slacker Radio, Pandora (not available in Canada), Songza and others.
The rollout will begin on all new music and the back catalogue will take a while to convert, and Android users will be among the first to benefit from the change, along with PS3 and web users. iOS users, along with PlayStation Vita and Windows/OS X users will see the change later this year.
It’s nice to know that, along with a discounted Music Unlimited service (PlayStation Plus owners can purchase MU for $12/year for a limited time), Sony will have another bullet point with which to promote its upcoming Xperia ZL flagship when it comes to Canada in the spring.