disconnected, there hasn't been a music download service that has supported the PSP. Thankfully, a variety of DRM-free services are popping up everywhere lately. The best for use on PSP must be amazon.com's new service. You can easily browse the site using your PSP, and although the site will insist that you download their MP3 downloader, you can bypass the warnings and download the songs directly to your PSP from any wi-fi connection. Sweet. Click here if you're browsing on your PSP.
To try it out for free, check out this week's free MP3, Ripe from Ben Lee. One of the great things about downloading music directly to your PSP is that it includes the album art for the song -- a nice touch that we can appreciate.
Another service you may want to consider is the Zune Marketplace, which recently added the largest collection of DRM-free music to its library. However, that requires downloading the Zune program, and connecting your PSP to your PC and transferring files manually.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
10-05-2007 @ 11:57AM
That's a great tip! I'll have to try that out this weekend.
I don't want to go too far off topic, but, man, Connect drove me crazy. To imply that it supported the PSP is giving it too much credit. I never seemed to have the right kind of Memory Stick to play those tracks on my PSP. I think you had to have a non-Magic Gate stick or something ridiculous. That service deserved to die much sooner than it did.
End of Connect rant. Thank you.
10-05-2007 @ 1:17PM
Michael C. Sherrin said...
Maybe will Sony will realize there's some money to be made here. Maybe even sell some cheap downloadable movies. Or my ideal scenario, downloadable PSX games. More than the five mediocre games currently available.
Michael C. Sherrin
10-05-2007 @ 9:47PM
I had meant to test this then didn't since the Amazon store is only US right now...great news!
PSP continues to impress
10-05-2007 @ 10:40PM
Crazed Geek said...
I must give props to eMusic ( http://www.emusic.com ). They offer DRM-less MP3s really cheap. You need a subscription though, and you also have to download the eMusic Remote, but other than that, it's pretty good.
/end unpaid speech
10-06-2007 @ 5:33PM
Considering that the Zune 2 can by synced wirelessly, wouldn't it be possible to rig up a program that would sync to the PSP wirelessly as well?
10-07-2007 @ 7:03PM
I can second how great Amazon is for this. I'll have to try out the Zune MP.
10-07-2007 @ 7:49PM
Brandon Brown said...
The links from m.pspfanboy.com are pointing to stories on www.pspfanboy.com which do not load on the PSP properly.