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January 28, 2015

Sony kills Music Unlimited and moves to Spotify

sonyspotifySony is killing off its Music Unlimited service as part of a new partnership with Spotify.

It will bring Spotify to Sony’s Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 game consoles, where it’ll be part of a new service called Playstation Music. Users will be able to pay for Spotify Premium service through their Playstation Network Wallets, and listen to Spotify music in the background while playing games. There is no word if Spotify will release a free version on Sony’s consoles.

From Sony:

The new service will launch initially on PS4 and PS3, as well as Xperia smartphones and tablets. You’ll of course be able to listen to your favorite playlists – including existing playlists from current Spotify users as well as Spotify curated playlists – and enjoy the service on all of Spotify’s supported devices.

It’s expected Spotify and Playstation Music will launch, roughly estimate, in the of spring this year.

Sony is planning to wind down its Music Unlimited service. Existing users will stop being billed for Music Unlimited after February 28, and the service will shut down on March 29. Users will receive free trials to Spotify when the app launches.
Source: Sony, Spotify

 

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini