Sony have just announced a new music streaming service called PlayStation Music, that will be launched this spring in 41 markets around the world. The new service is in partnership with Spotify, and will bring the award-winning digital music service to the PlayStation 3 and 4, and Sony’s Xperia smartphone and tablet platforms; although it looks like the Vita has sadly been neglected.
The new service will allow PlayStation users to link their accounts to Spotify, and give them access to a library of over 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists. The great thing is that you will be able to create your own soundtrack for your gaming session, even if you’re not a Premium subscriber. So if you fancy a bit of Luther Vandross while visiting the strip club in GTA V, or some One Direction while you mow down Clickers in The Last of Us, your dreams are about to be realised. It has been confirmed via a reply to a comment on the official US PlayStation blog as well as the official EU PlayStation blog (comment 18) that both free and Premium versions of Spotify are on their way to Sony machines.
The birth of PlayStation Music signals the death knell of Music Unlimited, Sony’s own digital music subscription service. Music Unlimited will be closed in all 19 countries that it is available, on March 29th 2015. Subscribers to Music Unlimited will receive up to 30 days of free access, from February 28th until the service closes on March 29th.