Playstation lets users swap game music for Spotify playlisits

31/03/2015

Spotify has launched its first games console app for Sony PlayStations, letting gamers replace in-game music with their favourite playlists.

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The move means that even non-premium Spotify subscribers using the free, ad-supported tier can listen to their favourite playlists in-game.

The move is the latest example of a media ramp-up on Sony's popular video game consoles, coming just weeks after the launches of PlayStation Vue, a streaming TV service, and HBO Go for PlayStation 4.

The deal effectively calls time on Sony's own ambitions in music streaming, with the Spotify app replacing the platform-holder's Music Unlimited service.

Users can access Spotify via the PlayStation's menu like any other app or game.

Once the program is started, they can cycle through music on the TV and control it with their DualShock controller. Users can also control music using a connected device, such as a smartphone.

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