Deathwatch: Sony's Music Unlimited

29 January 2015

Sony are getting rid of their Music Unlimited service.

The streaming service is going in favour of a new deal that Sony have conjured up with Spotify, which will be streamable to consoles, smartphones and tablet devices.

Spotify will become the exclusive partner for a new service called PlayStation Music, which is heading this way in the Spring and hitting 41 countries.


Music Unlimited breathes its last on March 29th after an unremarkable five years since its launch in 2010.

Sony customers paying for Spotify through PlayStation Music will be able to access the streaming service across their various devices, browsing its catalogue of 30m songs, creating and listening to playlists, and streaming music while playing games.

Spotify’s chief executive Daniel Ek said: "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.”

Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House chipped in with: “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.”

The challenge now is Spotify's and see if they can woo the 64 million active users of the PlayStation network, and rinse them for subscriptions. The companies are not announcing how much a Spotify subscription through PlayStation Music will cost or whether Sony will be subsidising part of the £9.99 monthly price.

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