30 January 2015

Sony Unveils PlayStation Music Now Powered By Spotify

Good news gamers! Sony announced to shut down its current Music Unlimited service in their PlayStation Network on March 29, 2015 in 19 countries and be replaced and partnered with Spotify. Is music really that important when playing a game?

As Eric Lempel VP, Sony Network Entertainment said:
Hello everyone! I’m thrilled today to introduce a new music destination called PlayStation Music, with Spotify as the exclusive partner. We’ve partnered with our friends at Spotify to bring its award-winning digital music service to PlayStation Network this spring in 41 markets around the world.
PlayStation Music. Image: PlayStation
The new music service will be dubbed as "PlayStation Music" and will roll out in 41 markets on Spring.

Additionally, it will initially launch on PS4, PS3, and Xperia smartphones and tablets.

PlayStation Network users can now enjoy the convenience of linking accounts to Spotify. The great feature of this integration of both two companies is the ability to play soundtrack in background while playing games.

Sony said Spotify will be "deeply integrated" with the PlayStation Network, offering some unique benefits to users. Gamers will, for instance, be able to link their PSN account with Spotify, and subscribe to the streaming giant's Premium service through their PSN wallet.

With Spotify on PlayStation music, there are more than 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists, you will get closer and happier about during game play.

Spotify CEO and Founder Daniel Ek said in a statement:
"We are incredibly honored to partner with Sony and PlayStation to give gamers around the world an amazing experience wherever they listen to music"
Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in a statement.
"This partnership represents the best in music and the best in gaming coming together, which will benefit the vibrant and passionate communities of both Spotify and PlayStation Network,"

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