Sony teams with Spotify for new streaming service to replace Music Unlimited

Sony is teaming up with Spotify to launch PlayStation Music, a new streaming music service coming in spring 2015. The service will replace Music Unlimited, which will shut down everywhere that it is currently available on March 29, 2015. Beginning Feb. 28, current active Music Unlimited subscribers will get free access to the service until its closure.

Users will be able to link their PlayStation ID to their existing Spotify account, allowing for an easier sign-up process. PlayStation Music will be available for both the PlayStation 3 and 4 gaming consoles, as well as a number of Sony's Xperia devices.

From Sony:

The new service will launch initially on PS4 and PS3, as well as Xperia smartphones and tablets. You'll of course be able to listen to your favorite playlists – including existing playlists from current Spotify users as well as Spotify curated playlists – and enjoy the service on all of Spotify's supported devices.

PlayStation Music will be launching in 41 markets, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. Sony will also change the name of its Video Unlimited service to PlayStation Video in February but it will not be getting a third-party partner.

Source: Sony, Spotify

Joseph Keller