Sony and Spotify join forces and announce PlayStation Music streaming service

By Eric Lempel on Jan 28, 2015 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment Via PlayStation.Blog

PlayStation Music. This is the name of the audio streaming service that Sony has just announced. But the company does not assume alone enterprise: the initiative is the result of a comprehensive partnership with Spotify, which is responsible for providing the entire infrastructure.

The news will give users of PlayStation 3 or 4 access to the entire Spotify music collection – currently estimated at 30 million tracks – as well as the playlists available there. PlayStation 4 owners can even listen to music via streaming as they play, creating a “custom soundtrack.” The service will also be available for users of smartphones and tablets Xperia.

In practical terms, the PlayStation Music is nothing more than a “garment”. The user is actually creating a Premium subscription in Spotify. If you are already subscribe to this, one can link your account to the Sony network.

Under the agreement, the Music Unlimited streaming service maintained by Sony, will be shut down in the 19 countries where it operates. Subscribers may migrate to the PlayStation Music from February 28 – access to the new service will be free for 30 days. Disabling Music Unlimited happens on March 29.

Sony just did not define precisely when the PlayStation Music will start, limited to inform you that will be the second quarter of 2015. The availability of the service will be made in 41 countries, including Brazil. Most of them are currently served by Music Unlimited.