PlayStation welcomes Spotify while sweeping Sony's Music Unlimited under the rug

Sony has announced it's partnering up with Spotify to deliver a new service called PlayStation Music that is expected to be released this spring on the PlayStation Network.

This means Music Unlimited will be coming to a close on March 29 to make way for PlayStation Music. PlayStation users will then be able to link their accounts to Spotify, where they’ll be able to access its free, though ad-supported, streaming music or enjoy its premium service that offers music sans ads for $10 per month. PlayStation Music is also said to be playable in the background during other gaming sessions while more features are expected to be announced at a later date.

PlayStation Music will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Sony’s Xperia smartphone and tablets. Unfortunately, there was no mention of Sony’s handheld, the PlayStation Vita, in today’s announcement.

Music Unlimited subscribers will be given a free month of access from February 28 to March 29 presumably as a way to help them transition into the PlayStation Music service.

I’ve been a big fan of Spotify for years now and I am excited to hear of its partnership with PlayStation. I tend to have Spotify playing in my headphones while I play games, but having it come directly from my PlayStation will make playing games while listening to some sick beats much easier.

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