Better late than never: Sony has added an offline playback feature to its , allowing users to store songs locally on their smartphones to play rather than stream over the air. “We always knew that music mobility is a key part of our consumers’ lives and that having music available when they are not connected — on planes, on road trips — is an important part of the experience,” Sony’s Michael Aragon tells “So, in response to our customers’ wishes for offline playback, we wanted to make sure we came out with this feature as quickly as possible.” You could quibble on the ‘quickly’ point though: the Android app came out in September 2011, and offline cacheing has been a standard feature for rival services’ mobile apps for some time.

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