Great news for everyone who listens to their music through the Music Unlimited service’s iPhone and iPod touch application – offline playback and high quality audio for streaming playback are included in the version 1.3 update that will go live very soon.
Similar to the Music Unlimited Android app, iOS users can now download individual albums and tracks, as well as any playlists they have created to their device and enjoy music even when a cellular or Wi-Fi connection isn’t available, or when they want to conserve battery life or curb data usage. Additionally, the version 1.3 update will offer the ability to listen to your music in crystal clear 320kbps AAC high fidelity audio while streaming.
Listening to music offline is simple:
Select a playlist, song or album that you’d like to download.
Tap the “Options” button on the right of the album, track or playlist you’d like to download
Select “Download Album” from the pop up menu.
Once you select the music for download, hit the all new “Menu” button on the top left of the app and you’ll see the “My Downloads” queue to check the progress of your downloading tracks.
Once the tracks are finished downloading, you’ll immediately see the list of artists, albums, songs and playlists in the “My Downloads” tab. They are all available to hear while online or offline.
To listen offline, simply set the “Offline Mode” switch to “ON” and you’ll be taken immediately to your download list where you can select tracks by Artists, Albums, or Songs, or by Playlists.
Follow these easy steps to activate HQ Audio*:
Select the “Menu” button, and then select the “Settings” option.
Select “ON” where you see “High Quality Audio HQ Streaming”.
Once HQ Audio is activated, you’ll see an “HQ” badge next to the right of the track information when you play a song.
The app is currently under review with Apple, so we’ll let you know when it goes live!
If you’re not a subscriber to the Music Unlimited service, this is a great time to jump aboard! For a limited time, a 12 month Premium subscription to the Music Unlimited service is just $41.99 for PS Plus members – a discount of over 65 percent from the regular monthly price. Those who don’t have a PS+ membership can also take advantage of a special rate of $59.99 for the 12 month Premium subscription.
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