Want to listen to your own gaming soundtrack? It just got easier on Playstation platforms. Spotify has launched on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
In January, Sony announced it would shut down its Music Unlimited service. That service never really translated into success for Sony. Instead, Sony opted to create a new service called PlayStation Music. Spotify has 60 million users, and a lot of them probably own PS4s.
Sony is expanding its PlayStation brands beyond just gaming. Spotify is the latest move to cement this expansion. Sony recently launched its PlayStation Vue online-TV service this month in three cities.
Spotify on PlayStation 4
The biggest feature? Playing music in the background. Every game should be compatible, but you may need to adjust menu settings.
Other Spotify features include creating and sharing playlists. Don’t feel like creating your own? Someone probably already made what you want.
You will not need a premium Spotify account. Free and premium accounts are supported with PlayStation Music.
Still a Music Unlimited subscriber (as of March 29)? You’ll receive 2 months of Spotify premium.
PlayStation Music launches today in the following markets: Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria (English only), Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (English only), Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (English and Traditional Chinese only), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway (English only), Peru, Poland, Portugal (English only), Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UK and USA.
VP at Sony Network Entertainment Eric Lempel teased, “this is just the beginning of Spotify on PlayStation Music.”
Will Xbox owners see Spotify on their platforms anytime soon? Murray Pannell, UK marketing director for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe told Eurogamer it will be exclusive on PlayStation “for the forseeable.”
Already have a soundtrack ready to go for your favorite game? Tell me about it in the comments below.