Spotify isn’t the only service PlayStation 5 owners can stream music from while they’re playing Deathloop, Returnal or other games. Starting today, you can fire up tracks from Apple Music as well.
The PS5 is the first console with Apple Music integration. Subscribers can access the service’s library of more than 90 million songs, playlists, Apple Music Radio and 4K music videos on a PS5. You can control playback while playing games by hitting the PS button on the controller and going to the music tab. You’ll also see music recommendations for the game you’re playing.
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— PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 27, 2021
The Apple Music app (which you can download via the Media section) will let you view music videos too. If you’re watching a video and leave the app to switch to a game or another screen, the music will keep playing.
It’s the second Apple app to hit the console after Apple TV landed on PS4 and PS5 last year. This summer, Sony and Apple offered PS5 owners six months of free access to Apple TV+.
Spotify has been a part of the PlayStation ecosystem since it arrived on PS4 in 2015. Six years later, it’s neat to see players getting another option for streaming music. It’ll be a nice perk for Apple Music subscribers who’ve managed to score a PS5.Internet Explorer Channel Network