Sony’s all-you-can-hear music services has been around for a while, originally known as “Qriocity”, but it won’t be for much longer, as the company signals the end of Music Unlimited to work with Spotify instead.
If you’re someone who uses Sony’s Music Unlimited service, things are about to change, and while you’ll still have an unlimited supply of music, it won’t be Sony offering it.
Rather, Spotify is getting together with the makers of the PlayStation, offering a new service called PlayStation Music that will work with Spotify, existing in the beginning for compatible PlayStation consoles, as well as Sony’s line of Xperia smartphones and tablets.
“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 Andrew House, President and Group CEO 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. We’re thrilled to make Spotify the foundation of our strategy with PlayStation Music.”
Sony sends word that Music Unlimited will close on March 29, while its current subscribers will be offered 30 days of Spotify access from February 28 which appears to be a way to ease them into the new service, with PlayStation Music arriving official some time in autumn.