Spotify Is Heading To The PlayStation Network In Australia

Sony Australia has just announced that Spotify, a premier music streaming service with over 15 million paying subscribers, is now an exclusive partner with Sony, meaning that Spotify will integrate with a new service called 'PlayStation Music', replacing the current Music Unlimited service.

How does it work? Simply put, PlayStation Network users will be able to link their Spotify accounts to the new PlayStation Music service, meaning that users will be able to subscribe to Spotify through the PlayStation Music service.

PlayStation users will be able to access their existing playlists, search for curated playlists and generally get access to all of Spotify's services through the PlayStation Network. Additionally, PlayStation 4 users will be able to play Spotify in the background while playing games. As a Spotify subscriber myself, that's pretty cool.

"We are incredibly honored to partner with Sony and PlayStation to give gamers around the world an amazing experience wherever they listen to music," said Daniel Ek, CEO and Founder, Spotify. "As a gamer and PlayStation 4 user myself, I’m super excited to be able to soundtrack my FIFA 15 Arsenal matches later this spring."

"This partnership represents the best in music and the best in gaming coming together," added Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "We’re thrilled to make Spotify the foundation of our strategy with PlayStation Music."

It feels like a partnership that makes perfect sense. Sony's previous service 'Music Unlimited' was simply unable to compete with Spotify, a dedicated, definitive music service. Having Spotify available on the PlayStation Network, integrated to fit the PlayStation's infrastructure, is a genius move. Increasingly it seems as though both Sony and Microsoft are starting to understand that consumers don't want to sign up for brand exclusive services unique to each console, they just want access to existing services on the same box.

Great move by Sony.

Music Unlimited will close on March 29 in anticipation of PlayStation Music's launch in Autumn 2015. You can sign up for updates on the new service here.


Comments

    I guess exclusive can mean anything you want these days?

      So long as they're excluding something?

    Increasingly it seems as though both Sony and Microsoft are starting to understand that consumers don’t want to sign up for brand exclusive services unique to each console, they just want access to existing services on the same box.

    I just want to store and play my own media files on my PS4 like I've been doing on my PS3 for the last 7 years or so. Can we get that sometime soon? Hello? Is anybody there? Helloooo? Is this thing on?

      Playstation was best for media last Gen, not looking as positive for this Gen.

      If you have a US account you can now get Plex for the PS4.

    Free version seems alright. Not sure why Spotify would spend money to go with exclusivity. Don't think anyone would buy a console because it can link with their music service... But hey, probably just grumpy it's not coming to xbox.

    Last edited 29/01/15 12:24 pm

    Isnt there a free spotify service too? Will that also be available for budget conscious people like me (ie I'd rather spend my money on games than music)

      Free and premium will be available
      http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/01/28/playstation-meet-spotify/

    This makes me happy, i pretty much exclusively listen to spotify premium or internet radio these days, and the idea of PS4 resogun with custom metal playlists tweaks my nipples.

      Love a good nipple tweak!

      I love Spotify. This is pleasing news.

      Also love spotify, use it daily at work and in the background on PC games, actually pretty stoked i can now do the same with PS4. Long grinding missions are always more pleasing with some metalcore on...

    I'm actually a bit confused about whether or not people paying for Spotify will also have to pay for this playstation service? It sounds like subscribing through playstation gives you access to Spotify, but besides access to playlists it doesn't really clarify the reverse.

    Wonder if you will be able to download the music for if you go offline like you can with the iPhone App. It's interesting.

    Wonderful.

    Now, can we get Crunchyroll, please?

    There is already an app on the US PSN... Why not here? If we can even have an app on the Wii U, surely the PS4 isn't so hard? Vita, too, while their at it.

    I'm still waiting for Spotify to pay artists their fair share.

    Now I just have to wait for the NBN so I won't lag as much as I do now without Spotify while playing Destiny online. NBN year 2073, come at me bro.

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