Sony is replacing its in-house Music Unlimited store with a new service tied to Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service.
The new PlayStation Music service launch on the firm’s game consoles and Xperia mobile phones in 42 countries from this Spring and will give users access to 30million songs.
PlayStation Network users will be able to link their accounts with Spotify, making it easy to subscribe to Spotify’s Premium service through the PlayStation Network wallet.
“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,” said Sony’s Andrew House.
“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. We’re thrilled to make Spotify the foundation of our strategy with PlayStation Music.”
“We are incredibly honored to partner with Sony and PlayStation to give gamers around the world an amazing experience wherever they listen to music,” added Daniel Ek, CEO and Founder, Spotify.
“As a gamer and PlayStation 4 user myself, I’m super excited to be able to soundtrack my FIFA 15 Arsenal matches later this spring.”
PS4 owners will also gain a new video service which will allow them to buy and rent a mix of new TV series and films as well as back catalogue titles.