Sony Announces PlayStation Music with Spotify

Sony has announced that its Music Unlimited service will soon cease to be and a new partnership with Spotify will take its place.

Music Unlimited will be dropped on the 29th of March 2015 in all 19 countries where it’s currently available and Sony will introduce its Spotify fuelled PlayStation Music service to these regions and a further 22 when the roll out is complete.

PlayStation Music with Spotify will combine ‘the best in music with the best in gaming’ and will be initially available on the PlayStation Network for PS4 and PS3 and also Xperia smartphones and tablets. This will provide PlayStation gamers with access to the award-winning Spotify’s massive library of tunes which features more than 30-million songs from many of the best known labels including Universal, EMI, Warner Music Group and Sony itself.

Tracks on Spotify can be searched and sorted by artists, genres and playlists to find exactly the tune to suit the mood, whether it’s a pulse-pounding soundtrack while you play an action-packed PS4 title or something more relaxed to chill to between gaming sessions. We expect PlayStation Music to keep the familiarity of Spotify but stylise it to uniform with the PlayStation branding.

Current Spotify users will be able to use their existing accounts on the new service, and those currently subscribed to Music Unlimited will be offered 30 days of free music between February the 28th and the service’s closure on March 29th as a parting gift from Sony.

Music Unlimited emerged from Qriocity as part of the Sony Entertainment Network in 2010 and has over 1-million active users. Spotify current commands over 60-million users on all compatible devices so it’s quite easy to see why Sony is excited about the new deal and they promise to reveal more details of PlayStation Music with Spotify ahead of the launch this spring and you can sign up for updates on the Spotify website now.