Sony has just announced that they will be shutting down their own music streaming service, Music Unlimited.
To replace the service Sony announced that it will be partnering with the Spotify streaming service to offer a new platform for its Xperia and PlayStation users.
The new service will be called PlayStation Music and will offer Spotify as its exclusive music streaming service, and will be available on the PS3, PS4 and the company’s Xperia phones and tablets. Soon after which the service will launch for a number of other devices.
“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,” said Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment.
“This partnership represents the best in music and the best in gaming coming together, which will benefit the vibrant and passionate communities of both Spotify and PlayStation Network.”
There will also be a number of extra features for those on the PlayStation Network, one of which will be to allows PS4 owners to user their Spotify Premium accounts to play Spotify’s 30 million selection as their gaming soundtrack, and will be playable in the background.
As a result of the launch Music Unlimited will be closed in all of the 19 countries it operates in from March 29th 2015.
Existing subscribers will be given free access to the service from February 28th, and as a tank you they will also be given an introductory Spotify Premium trial.