Spotify to Replace Music Unlimited on PS4

"PlayStation Music" is a new music streaming service from Sony and Spotify; 30 million songs available at launch this spring.

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PlayStation and streaming music company Spotify on Wednesday announced "PlayStation Music," a new service that both companies describe as a "best-in-class digital music experience" for PlayStation Network. PlayStation Music replaces Music Unlimited, which will close on March 29, 2015

The service will roll out this spring across 41 markets, initially available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles and Xperia smartphones and tablets.

"Music is a core component of the entertainment offering that consumers expect from Sony, and our goal with PlayStation Music is to provide the most compelling music experiences to the millions of PlayStation Network users around the world," Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House said.

PlayStation Music users will be able to access 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.

Sony also 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.

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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