Sony has released 20 new Internet Radio players for the Internet Radio feature on PSP (PlayStation Portable). The new Internet Radio players cover many genres, including ’80s, Classical, British and J-Pop.
These updates came as part of the newest PSP system software update, v. 3.93, which expands support for PlayStation Network titles.
The PSP system’s Internet Radio, which requires users to be running PSP system software version 3.80 or higher, can be accessed at any WiFi hotspot, giving users a library of music to choose from that goes well beyond the music files (legally) stored on their Memory Stick Duo.
According to Sony’s internal data, more than 50 percent of PSP users listen to music on their system. Sony launched Internet Radio for PSP in December 2007, with more than 22,000 stations via AOL’s SHOUTcast Radio and icecast.org’s icecast.
The new Internet Radio players launched on the PSP are organized into more specific styles of music so all those music-loving PSP owners can easily find what they are looking for and listen to their favorite genres.