After years of supporting the company’s own music-streaming service, ‘Music Unlimited,’ Sony is switching gears and bringing the Spotify app to Playstation. Sony announced the partnership earlier today, confirming that the PlayStation Network, or PSN, will allow users to link their PSN accounts to their Spotify accounts and listen to the app on select devices.
This also means that players will be able to listen to Spotify while playing games on the PS4, a new feature that many gamers should welcome with open-arms. According to the announcement, made today by Eric Lempel the VP of Sony Network Entertainment, Sony will be announcing new features that will be available “exclusively through Spotify on PlayStation Music,” but stopped short of offering any clues on what those features might be.
Sony did confirm that the new service will “launch initially on PS4 and PS3, as well as Xperia smartphones and tablets,” so those users will be the first to test-out the new Spotify app. Standard features like listening to your favorite playlists, curated playlists from the Spotify community, as well as listening to specific Spotify-endorsed playlists will all be part of the experience.
“Prior to the launch of Spotify on PlayStation Music, the Music Unlimited service will close in all 19 countries on March 29, 2015. Nearly all of these countries will be among the 41 markets where PlayStation Music featuring Spotify will be available at launch, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil,” explained Eric Lempel, VP of Sony Network Entertainment. “Music Unlimited users with active subscriptions will receive free access to Music Unlimited through March 29, 2015.”
If you would like to be one of the first users to test-out the new Spotify/Playstation app, you can sign-up on the page below. More information on the service, as well as the exclusive features, will be released over the next few weeks.
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