Sony confirmed today that a new UI will launch alongside the PS4 for the company’s popular Music Unlimited service. The company revealed a few of the new features during the Gamescom press-event earlier today (Tuesday).
Sony is promising a “completely redesigned user interface that was specifically enhanced for PS4.” The company didn’t go into details about the mobile and desktop version of the service, though in the past it has shared a common UI. Sony stated that the new service UI will be “faster, simple to use, and enables gamers to easily discover new artists and songs from the Music Unlimited global library of over 22 million songs.”
Some new features that will be added to the service include being able to listen to music in the background while playing games and “access Music Unlimited controls on the fly without completely exiting game play or other apps.” That alone should make a lot of gamers very happy.
To use the new features, gamers will simply “press and hold the “PS” button on the DUALSHOCK 4 to access a pop up menu that will enable you to quickly pause or skip tracks, and adjust the volume.
Look for the Music Unlimited app when PS4 launches on November 15.”
Sony also took this chance to remind gamers and music lovers that “Music Unlimited Premium subscribers get full access to every feature of the cloud-based music service and entire catalog of more than 22 million songs that can be streamed across multiple devices, including PS4 (at launch!), PS3, PS Vita, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod, Android smartphones and tablets, and more.”
more info: amazon/ps4