Sony today announced that it has signed a deal with Spotify to power a new streaming service called “PlayStation Music” that will be available initially on the PS4, PS3, and Xperia devices.
This spring, the 64 million PlayStation Network users across 41 markets will be able to log into their Spotify accounts and stream music, including while they play games. Users can also subscribe to Spotify’s Premium service 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 will shut down “Music Unlimited” in all 19 countries where it is available on March 29. The company notes that “nearly all of these countries will be among the 41 markets where PlayStation Music featuring Spotify will be available at launch, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil.”
Sony added that there will be “unique and exclusive benefits” to those using the new PlayStation Music.
Spotify, which launched in 2008, now has more than 60 million active users and 15 million paying subscribers that have access to more than 30 million tracks.
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.