As movies and TV have often taken a large prominence in the gaming scene with apps like Netflix and HBO Go being important to consoles, music has taken on a big, if slightly smaller role, though Sony is set to change that with today’s release of the Spotify app on its PlayStation platforms.
Sony announced through the PlayStation Blog that Spotify will launch today for PS4 and PS3, bringing its large catalog of streamable music to Sony’s consoles, alongside a host other benefits and extras.
In its exclusive partnership with PlayStation Music, the Spotify app will bring “more than 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists,” and will not require either a PlayStation Plus subscription or Spotify Premium membership to access the content, with music available free to stream but with paid advertisements in-between.
The Premium membership will be available for $9.99, with paid subscriptions offering higher audio quality, the removal of advertisements, and also providing access to music on mobile devices while offline. Specifically with the PlayStation consoles, the Spotify app will also provide the option for custom in-game soundtracks, allowing player to use Spotify and play music in their games while the in-game dialogue and ambient sound effects will still be played over your music selection.
The Spotify app on PlayStation consoles can also be controlled through the Spotify iOS and Android app, using the “Spotify Connect” feature to allow users to control volume, skip through songs, select playlists, and more.
Spotify launches today for PS4 and PS3.