The popular music streaming service Spotify has released, today, its first console-oriented app on PlayStation systems. Spotify is available in the music section of the PlayStation Network and can be downloaded and used on both PS3 and PS4. The app is available to everyone using the PSN service, as it doesn’t require a PS+ account in order to be used.
With the coming of this service on PlayStation, players can now customize their games’ soundtrack and even create their own playlists. Players using a PlayStation 4 will be able to let their playlists run in background. The service is compatible with every game, but some volume tweaking might be required in order to achieve the best possible audio quality. Furthermore, the app is fully compatible with IOs and Android devices and allows users to control the player remotely through their phone or tablet, solving the uncomfortable problem of having to pause a game to edit the tunes. As the app substitutes the Music Unlimited service, all users still holding an active Music Unlimited subscription as of March 29, 2015 will receive a two months free-trial period for Spotify Premium.
Spotify on PlayStation can be used with a regular Spotify account. PSN users can also use their account to subscribe to the Spotify Premium service, although the play offline option is not available on consoles. Spotify and Playstation Music launch today, March 30, 2015 and will gradually be available in 42 countries. Sony also announced that this is only the first step toward providing users with an easy to use music service for their gaming session and that more will be added in the months to come. The service is also available on Xperia mobile devices.
Spotify and Playstation Music will be available in: Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UK and USA.