Submitted by NoobJobz 1482d ago | news

Sony offering six months of Qriocity to PS3 owners

Were you perplexed by the odd, seemingly misspelled word that kept periodically popping up during Sony's updates about the PSN outage? You know, Qriocity? It seems Sony is attempting to take advantage of your piqued attention, as PlayStation Blog has announced that all PS3 owners ages 18 and up are eligible to receive a free 180-day membership to the streaming music service. (PS3, Sony)

Undeadwolfy  +   1482d ago
Wow 6 months? Im signing up
fr0sty  +   1482d ago
Well... you do have to input your cc info, a bold request from a company that just had millions of cc numbers compromised. I just got google music, which while it's nowhere near the same scope of 7 million songs, I can still upload my own for free.
Undeadwolfy  +   1482d ago
Meh, not too bothered about Sony having their cc number comprimised. You just need to look at all the big companies and banks, such as my own, which has admitted to LOSING credit card/debit card/bank account details and thats enough to put any worries at ease.
pangitkqb  +   1482d ago
Awesome. I'm looking forward to trying it out.
fr0sty  +   1482d ago

I'm not either honestly, but I'm still not sold on paying for a music service when google is giving away a cloud based system for free. It's cool for those that are into it, but I'm just not interested.
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I_find_it_funny  +   1482d ago
guess it's not worldwide, thanks Sony
Soldierone  +   1482d ago
You shouldn't have to input your CC information anymore. and you can turn off auto renewal to not worry about that.

I have been using Amazon's service. Free with the purchase of a CD. Combine that with Pandora and you get the same experience, even on your Android phone. That is unless you prefer to pay for the experience.
Nitrowolf2  +   1482d ago
i just did it, didn't have to put any info in
beastgamer  +   1482d ago
free is free
paintsville  +   1481d ago
Just like Sony to use this frack up of theirs to try and market another server to their already betrayed customer base. Jump right in there and gobble up more of Sony's ultra safe and secure services!!
Jinxstar  +   1481d ago
WAsn't the final outcome that they lost something like 1200 CC's from a 2006 database that wasn't deleted as it should have been? Also only from a few european contries only? I forget but I think thats what it was.
-EvoAnubis-  +   1481d ago
First, no you don't have to put in CC info; I did this yesterday (even downloaded the Android app) and it made no such request.

Second, I'm in Google's Music Beta too. It is sweet, isn't it?
Kleptic  +   1481d ago
i'll definitely try it...I don't use any cloud based music stuff at the moment, and before the hack mess there was already a 30 day trial...180 is obviously better...
nopunctuation  +   1482d ago
What if I already signed up for the 30 day free trail?
Soldierone  +   1482d ago
Just tried and then looked it up, and nope we got the big Eff you. "Users cannot currently or previously hold a subscription to the service. This includes Basic and Premium."

The 30 day free trial basically screwed us. The more I try to like this service, the more I hate it.
nopunctuation  +   1482d ago
Damn that sucks. The service isnt that great for me anyway. I keep trying to favorite stuff but it wont save it to my favorites. Think ill just go back to Youtube when my service is up.
rdgneoz3  +   1482d ago
Yay for multiple accounts :P
davidmccue  +   1481d ago
The free 180 days membership is only available if:
You are over 18.
You do not currently hold or have not previously held a Music Unlimited subscription to the premium or basic plan.
You are in a supported country/region (US).
Note: you will not be able to take advantage of the 180-day Subscription Free Trial on PS3 if you purchase other subscriptions.
lil Titan  +   1481d ago
i really wish i could put my own music library in the cloud since i dont really listen to commercial music but i know pirate music would be at a all time high smh SUPPORT YOUR ARTIST, well SUPPORT GOOD MUSIC not that cornball shit im hearing "swag" that word is officially played out and anyone who use it or refers they have it is irrelevant to life
Kee  +   1482d ago
Not interested. Grooveshark for the win!!
TheCampfireSong  +   1482d ago
Let Canadians have a taste of this tasty pie!
Pedobear Rocks  +   1482d ago
There are no streaming or cloud services (legit) in Canada (see Amazon/Google/Apple/Pandora/Zu ne) due to the differences in licensing structure and copyright laws.

See Michael Geists informative article today In the Toronto Star.

Blame the Canadian Recording Industry.
TheCampfireSong  +   1482d ago
We have Netflix And Apple recently released their cloud service for itunes which works amazingly.
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kma2k  +   1482d ago
Sorry pedobear but i couldnt pass up a south park reference you through out there with "blame canada" lol but i got nothing but love for our neighbors to the north
kma2k  +   1482d ago
We were all supposed to get 1 free month, i was signing up until it asked for a credit card & then i said no thank you. I deleted my credit card info the day the psn came back up & never plan to enter any again. If i ever buy anything from the psn it will be with psn cards from now on.
Apocwhen  +   1482d ago
I signed up for the 180 days basic plan and it didn't ask for CC details.
But I can't play any music either...It'll only stream the first 30 seconds of each song. What's that about?
NLGSean  +   1482d ago
Yeah I notice that too... Whats the point if you can only hear 30 second clips?
Apocwhen  +   1482d ago
After reading this thread:

It seems that's all your get. 30 second samples. Who would pay $4 a month for that. That seems like a rip off if that's the case. I can load up Amazon or iTunes and play samples of songs in that case.

Maybe I was playing music from the premium channels or something? I'll try again later to if it will play any songs in full.
rdgneoz3  +   1482d ago
It takes a little bit for the service to recognize that you're signed up. At least it did for me when I signed up for it on my main account before the PSN went down.
rob6021  +   1482d ago
thought Pandora was better, but you have to pay for that if you don't want to listen to ads. And I hate listening to ads, so this is a good deal.
liore  +   1482d ago
I LOVE 30 second songs!!! Sigh
theEx1Le  +   1481d ago
Yeah, I'm not quite sure what the point is in this. 30s of a song seems silly. I'll pass
Klaykid123  +   1482d ago
Pfft. The hacking from months ago, and THIS IS ALL THAT YOU GIVE US? ALONG WITH FREE PS+ AND GAMES?? Wtf SONY this isn't acceptable!!! I SHALL NEVER BE CONSENT!!

seinfan  +   1481d ago
Do you mean "content"?
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thekiddfran  +   1481d ago
This is an amazing service. I love playing it on my ps3 while chilling out.
WooHooAlex  +   1481d ago
Signed up for the free trial last night. Its a cool service but it definitely takes a little getting used to.

I don't think its anything I would ever pay for tho.
SuperSaiyan4  +   1481d ago
What is the point?
Not sure if the USA gets it but in the UK we get a free music video service on the PS3 so there is no need for anything else especially when the one I am using is free!
Godmars290  +   1481d ago
Think I'd rather just see a bi or tri monthly pay period at the rate they're offering per month now. Especially since I'd only use it on my PS3.
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Dogswithguns  +   1481d ago
Awesome. not only we got free games, movies, and now free Qriocity music, too.. thankyou so much.
This also great for for people who has a bar!!!
Bonobo12345  +   1481d ago
Great but one problem on my part,


Seriously it's amazing how long my 60GB launch model has lasted, got it launch day and it's not dead yet..

The end is nigh though, I can hear it...
Hazmat13  +   1481d ago
like full music download? better have tech n9ne and skrillex on there.
HereComesTrouble  +   1481d ago
The six month offer works in the UK too
subtenko  +   1481d ago
Sony and Apple better be working on a ton of stuff together. They are obviously good friends. Sony and Apple pretty much act the same way and have the same logic too.
Megaton  +   1481d ago
Whoa... whoa... whoa...


...people pay for music?

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