Rating: 3 out of 5
Used On: Sony Xperia Ion
Model #: LT28AT
Android Version: Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4
Build Number: 6.1.C.1.105
Music Unlimited Version: 1.5.2
This mobile app has potential but it is plagued by to many problems that should have been detected during beta testing. I will list the issues users can expect when installing this app on their mobile phone.
Bug/Issue # 1: Will not play music if you used the service on a different device.
This app will not let you play music if you were using Music Unlimited on a different device. If you launch Music Unlimited on your Playstation 3, listen to your music on the console, then decide you want to resume listening to music on your phone, It will not let you. You will get the error message,
“Playback has been stopped. Another user with the same Sign in ID has started playign content. This application will close.”
This occurs even when you have logged out of the previous device you were playing your music on
. You will be locked from playing your music on your mobile phone for an average of about 8 – 10 hours. This is very annoying and defeats the purpose of using the service in general. This happens when you listen to Music Unlimted via the web browser, or through the Playstation 3.
Bug Issue # 2: Crashes when switching to Offline Mode
This app will crash when you attempt to switch to offline mode. If you were streaming music earlier in the day, and then decide to switch to offline mode later in the day, The app will crash, forcing you to force close the app. You then must relaunch the app and then switch to OFfline mode again in order to get to offline mode.. This is an incovenience, especially when you are getting ready to head to the gym for a quick workout or when you attempt to listen to your msuic collection when driving.
Issue # 3: App takes to long to start
Again, this is an incovenience to the user.. I’m not sure why the app takes to long to start when you are in Online mode. It should work more like the “WalkMan” app that is preloaded onto your Xperia phones that launches immediately.. A suggestion would be to give you immediate access to your music library while the service is still loading in the background. This is how it works when you are in “Offline Mode” with Music Unlmited but it should be the same if you are in online mode as well.
1. Fix the bugs listed above
2. Move the “Recently Updated Playlists” section above the “New Releases” section on the main screen so users can immediately flip through their playlists…