PS4 Music Streaming Through Spotify Goes Live

Spotify app arrives today on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3; could come to Xbox later.

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Music streaming service Spotify on Monday released its first-ever console app, launching a dedicated experience exclusively (at least for the time being) for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xperia mobile devices. "PlayStation Music" is the name of the Spotify-PlayStation app, replacing Music Unlimited.

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Users can stream more than 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists across devices. On PS4, users will be able to stream Spotify music while playing games, though this feature was not announced for PS3.

A special "Spotify Connect" feature is also now available through the Android/iOS Spotify app, allowing PS3 and PS4 users to control the music that gets played on their console remotely.

Sony did not say if PlayStation Music will be available on PlayStation Vita.

Spotify is currently available as a free, ad-supported streaming service on desktop and mobile. The company also offers a $10/month subscription that kills ads, allows offline play, and more.

PlayStation rival Xbox has its own music-streaming service, Xbox Music.

People who had a Music Unlimited account active as of March 29, 2015 can receive two free months of Spotify Premium. Meanwhile, new users can try Spotify Premium for one month at no cost.

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Sony also teased that the arrival of Spotify today on PlayStation consoles is "just the beginning" for PlayStation Music. The service will "continue to evolve" with "exciting new features."

Will Spotify ever come to Xbox or other gaming consoles? That's still to be decided.

Eurogamer asked Sony marketing director Murray Pannell how long PlayStation will have exclusivity for Spotify on consoles. He responded, "That's to be decided exactly, but certainly for the foreseeable."

Are you going to try out Spotify on your PlayStation console? Let us know in the comments below!

The PlayStation Music launch markets are: 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.

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SiLenTWarrior29

This app is great. It has all the music I like and right now with the new update... I'm just loving my ps4.

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neowarrior793

its a good app, OK its situational but i would rather have the option then no option at all.

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PSXp-ONE

I never been a fan of spotify (nor pandora for that matter) but, I gave it a try today on my PS4 and it wad kinda cool to jam to some unknown music while I was playing WARFRAME. Though, I normally use my USB card to listen to my MP3s while I play, its good to have another optionx but...tunein radio is better if you ask me, I'm waiting for that app!!!

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hinson5150

I still wanna import my cd's to my console like I did on my PS3. I see they still haven't fixed that.

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PayneKiller

Wonder if I could import my music unlimited playlists into spotify. Doubt it but it would be helpful

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jakesnakeel

<< LINK REMOVED >> You can't. And your playlists are gone anyway.

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RN2MD17

These new features that systems keep adding are garbage.

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Remoticons

<< LINK REMOVED >> yeah, agreed!... except this one actually is a feature...

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PayneKiller

One of the most requested features I've seen, not that I care too much for music while playing a game.

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cHeStRc0pPeRp0t

damn what a great app i didnt think i would like it at first but its pretty great

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zillaman101

Hopefully I won't be disappointment when I start using it. I'm excited to start using it. But it won't really matter if I like it or not because I could just pop in some earbuds and play music from my mobile device.

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Aquoon_0nly

ps gets new feature: useless

xbox new feature: best thing since sliced bread

go figure

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Marky360

I don't know if I'll use this can't imagine listening to my music with dumb adds when I could just plug in a USB and listen to my music ad free.

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Remoticons

<< LINK REMOVED >> i dont know, only ads i have been getting are 10 sec max, not annoying and dont come frequently... give it a try

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mikeaaronc77

Oh really? Do you have access to 30 million songs for free on your usb device? By the way I made a badass playlist while doing raid mode on revelations 2 for 2 hrs and heard 2 ads..

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Areposo

<< LINK REMOVED >> Why would i want 30 million songs? i have like 4k songs I LIKE, why would i add crap to it?

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mikeaaronc77

How much did you pay for those 4k songs?

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lrdfancypants

I like to whistle Cher songs while in party chat.

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Homey_D_Clown

I will try it and see what they got, it will all depend on the amount of adds!!

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Remoticons

<< LINK REMOVED >> also they are like 10 seconds... i dont even notice them really

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cHeStRc0pPeRp0t

<< LINK REMOVED >> i was worried about it too but very limited adds 1 every 20 min or so

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Get_Shorty

Awsome-sauce!

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MuffintopX

Thrilled about this. I tried Music Unlimited and it was basically unusable after a month. I am thankful Sony decided to actually sacrifice that sacred cow and open themselves up to what the fans recommended.

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cHeStRc0pPeRp0t

not bad for games that you dont have to listen to everything

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oflow

I'm kinda torn about this. I like Spotify and I have a premium account, but I dont like how they are ripping off the artists and not paying out residuals. Also, Spotify has yet to actually get out of the red, they havent turned a profit yet, so its also quite possible the entire thing could just come crashing down and I have to rebuild my library which would suck.

I've been debating cancelling my premium and just going to itunes since Apple actually pays artists better, but the one main advantage Spotify has is they have a lot more indie music than I cant find on itunes, especially obscure remixes etc.

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bubba_1988

<< LINK REMOVED >> please don't try and turn this into artists being ripped off, if you want to go there let's talk about the people who take all the money - entities/people who own the masters and the publishing rights, most of which are not artists themselves. Then you have the songwriters (the true unsung heroes) who get a one time fee with no royalties.

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lrdfancypants

That's why I refuse to write a masterpiece!

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StonerDemon

I'm an old fashioned man... I prefer CD or lossless formats. Sound quality above everything.

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lrdfancypants

I'm the same way. I only hum the songs passed down by my ancestors.

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oflow

<< LINK REMOVED >> if you're really old fashioned you use vinyl with vacuum tubes. =P

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blprater

Listen, options are always good as long as they are not FORCED. Sony get rid of the damn PS Now app that I can't delete.

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bak_sok

It's always good to have more options so it really doesn't matter if it needed or not. If you want to use it while you are playing then use it if not then just don't.

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MegamanX97

"Spotify is currently available as a free, ad-supported streaming service on desktop and mobile. The company also offers a $10/month subscription that kills ads, allows offline play, and more."


Same kind of thing will apply for the Ps4 version? Free if I don't care about ads?

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MuffintopX

<< LINK REMOVED >> Doubt it. PS4's app already smells like a premium Spotify service to enable access. I guess we'll find out today!

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Otterbee

I use Spotify quite regularly at work. But, as far as paying for the premium service, I'm not that interested. I don't understand why they don't have a free version of the app here for the PS4. Just like Plex, I wonder if you could use it via browser as well.


I get that the UI may be better when using it via the app and it may have some other "features", but I'm not about to pay additional money (esp if it's a MONTHLY sub) to do it. It just seems ridiculous. Honestly, I would consider buying the app for a one-time fee to get use of the service...but it's not logical to pay a monthly sub when these functions are free elsewhere.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The major difference between the pay and the free version is the free version plays mandatory ads every so often that you have to listen to completely before the next song plays and the free version doesnt allow you to skip around your playlist and play them in whatever order you want it basically plays on random.

Also the pay version allows you to upgrade the sound quality of the files and play in offline mode. The free version is only streaming I think and the pay version lets you download your playlist to your device and play without being connected to the internet. (This was the main reason I got a premium account because when using Spotify on my phone in the car, the streaming version would buffer a lot in cell phone dead zones etc)

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Remoticons

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> yeah except in the ps4 app, you can actually choose which songs to play.

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XxstrghtmnyxX

It is free on PS4. The premium version is optional.

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Otterbee

<< LINK REMOVED >> Thanks very much for the clarification. It wasn't really stated clearly in the article above.

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blprater

<< LINK REMOVED >> Hopefully it will be an optional app that can be deleted if you don't want to use it. I am still irritated that Sony put a PS Now app on the PS4 with the latest update that you can't delete. I have no interest in PS Now and will never use it, so therefore, I should be able to delte it. Nope

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A_Bunch_Of_Pies

I can't wait for spoofy to come to xbox.

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Kinguard73

It yet another nice if unneeded option so meh. cool.

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Jimbo_Gee

NIce. Looking forward to using it.

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