Sony Joins Forces with Spotify for PlayStation Music

Sony Joins Forces with Spotify for PlayStation Music
Sony announced today (January 28) that it will be phasing out its Music Unlimited streaming service for the PS3 and PS4 to work with Spotify. The new collaborative service goes live later this spring as PlayStation Music.

Sony revealed the power move earlier today on its blog, explaining that PlayStation Music will let users sign into the service with their existing Spotify accounts. The service will allow users to use their Spotify picks and playlists to score their videogame experiences.

Sony apparently recommended "something heavy and rocking " during a game of Destiny Raid, or old-school hip-hop while working the gridiron in Madden NFL.

As with Spotify, a free version with advertisements will be available, with a monthly subscription service offering an ad-free experience also up for grabs. PlayStation Music gives subscribers access to 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists from Spotify.

After having debuted in 2010 as a rival to iTunes, Music Unlimited will go offline on March 29. Current subscribers will get a 30-day trial service of PlayStation Music for free, between February 28 and March 29.

PlayStation Music will also launch on Xperia smartphones and tablets.