Apple Music has officially launched for the PlayStation 5, making it the first console to feature the music streaming service since Apple launched it.
As announced in an article on the PlayStation Blog, starting today PlayStation users with an Apple Music subscription will be able to stream music directly from their PlayStation 5.
Through the Apple Music app, players will be able to listen to music both in the PlayStation 5 menus and during gameplay. According to the blog post, in addition to being able to listen to their own playlists and over 90 million different songs, Apple Music subscribers will also be able to find recommendations for playlists that match the games they’re currently playing as well as a range of music videos that can be streamed in 4k.
The addition of Apple Music to the PlayStation 5 only helps to bolster the current roster of media apps on the console and strengthen its ability to act as an all-in-one home entertainment system. The music streaming service joins a host of third-party apps including the likes of Twitch, YouTube, Apple TV+ and Netflix.
Despite Apple Music’s arrival on PlayStation, some users may feel that the tech giant has turned up a little late to the party. Music streaming provider Spotify – arguably Apple’s largest rival in the music streaming industry – launched its app on PlayStation consoles in 2017 where it was available to both PS3 and PS4 users on release. While Spotify remains available on those devices as well as PS5, it is currently unclear as to whether Apple Music will expand to older console generations in the future.
For more on PlayStation 5, make sure to check out this article detailing how you can watch this week’s State of Play. The Sony announced event will focus on upcoming third-party games for PS4 and PS5 and will be hosted here on IGN.
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Source: IGN Video Games All