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PlayStation Dropping Music Unlimited, Adding Spotify

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:24 pm by Stephen Janes

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Sony will be cancelling their Music Unlimited service in favor of PlayStation Music, with Spotify as the exclusive partner. The transition will affect PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles as well as Sony Xperia smartphones and tablets in late March of this year. The news was first mentioned on their PlayStation Blog.

Users will be able to link their PlayStation Network ID to Spotify, making it easy to link your accounts and begin streaming on your console of choice. Sony has teased that you will be able to either use your console to just stream your favorite music or save playlists and play them during your game sessions.

Music Unlimited will be phased out in 19 countries on March 29, 2015 and will be among the 41 markets receiving the PlayStation Music service. Active subscribers of Music Unlimited will have the final month free of charge, from February 28 to March 29 when PlayStation Music begins to surface. Sony has also promised some new features with Spotify, but is waiting until the release is closer to explain them.

I personally do not know many people that utilized the Sony Unlimited service, but I do know a lot of people who use Spotify so this sounds like a great move for Sony. It would be pretty neat if PlayStation Plus subscribers could get a discount on the service if they don’t already have it, but for only $9.99 each month it isn’t exactly breaking the bank.

What do you all think? Interested in streaming your Spotify library while you diddle Justin Cavender’s prosties in Grand Theft Auto Online? Sound off in the comments below!

Stephen Janes is also co-host of the Pixelated Podcast and occasionally writes for this fabulous site. You can follow his gaming nonsense on Twitter.

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