Spotify and Sony team up to create PlayStation Music
Playstation owners across the globe will soon be able to soundtrack their games with PlayStation Music, an idea brought to life through Spotify and Sony Network Entertainment International’s collaborative effort. 64 million PlayStation Network users can now sync their Spotify accounts with their Playstation 3, 4 and Xperia smartphones and tablets, meaning that 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists will be at gamers’ disposal. The paid subscription service will also contain playback features.
Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of Spotify, explained, “We are incredibly honored to partner with Sony and PlayStation to give gamers around the world an amazing experience wherever they listen to music. 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.”
As Sony closes its Music Unlimited service this Spring in favor of its new Spotify-backed deal, the latter will offer subscribers a free month of Music Unlimited and the chance to experiment with Spotify Premium as an introductory trial from February 28th to March 29th, 2015. When the service goes live in Spring 2015, it is expected to be available in “41 markets around the world.”