Today Sony has shaken up their music platform a little with the announcement of a new service called Playstation Music. What does this mean exactly? Well–Playstation Music will have one exclusive means of delivering tunes to your ears and that is their partner–the music streaming giant–Spotify. But that also means that Sony’s Music Unlimited service will come to its end.
Playstation Network users will be able to simply link their accounts to Spotify and have access to a wealth of music and playlist options–that will also be available during gameplay, but only on PS4.
The new service will launch initially on Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 as well as Xperia smartphones and tablets in 41 markets. The 19 markets in which Music Unlimited will be shutting down is said to be “nearly covered” by the new service according to a Playstation Blog post. These countries include U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
The Music Unlimited service is set to shutdown on March 29, 2015, but subscribers (with active subscriptions) will be able to access the service free of charge starting February 28th, 2015, giving them a month of free access.
We will do our best to update you on these changes, but Sony has also provided means to get updates on Playstation’s transition to Spotify right here.