The music subscription landscape is changing in a big way thanks to a new partnership between Sony and Spotify.
Sony announced this morning that it’s teaming up with Spotify to launch PlayStation Music. The service will initially be available on Sony’s Xperia smartphones and tablets, as well as the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 game consoles. PlayStation Music will launch in 41 countries in spring 2015.
With PlayStation Music, you can link your PlayStation account to an existing Spotify subscription. Once signed in, you’ll gain access to Spotify’s catalog of more than 30 million tracks, which you can play during your gaming sessions on the PS4.
As a result of this partnership, Sony’s existing Music Unlimited service will close down in all 19 of the countries that it’s available in on March 29. Sony says that when it launches in the spring, its new PlayStation Music will be available in “nearly all” of the 19 countries that Music Unlimited is currently in.
Spotify’s got a pretty sizable catalog of music, and with this new PlayStation Music service, any PlayStation gamers will be able to enjoy tunes while playing games on their PS4, which will be a nice addition. And for mobile users, the PlayStation Music app might offer nicer integration into Sony’s hardware than the standalone Spotify app.