Sony’s partnership with Spotify goes live today, allowing PlayStation owners to stream tunes from the music service while they play games.
Initially announced in January, the Spotify integration — called “PlayStation Music” — is live in 41 markets for PS4 and PS3 consoles. Users can choose from curated playlists, control the music from a mobile device, and pick from more than 30 million songs to stream. The ability to play while you game is only available on the PS4. Users can also subscribe to Spotify’s Premium service — which isn’t required on the PlayStation — with the PlayStation Network wallet.
Sony previously didn’t offer a Spotify app on the PlayStation and instead had something called “Music Unlimited.” As a result of the new partnership, Sony has shut down “Music Unlimited” in all 19 countries where it was available.
“PlayStation Music” will come to Xperia smartphones and tablets soon. As The Verge notes, Sony’s deal with Spotify is exclusive and Xbox One owners should not expect something similar anytime soon.
Founded in 2008, Spotify is available in 58 markets and has more than 60 million active users, along with more than 15 million paying subscribers.
Here’s the list of countries that will have access to PlayStation Music: 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.