Apple and Sony announced today that the Apple Music app is now accessible on PlayStation 5 consoles, joining Spotify as an approved music provider on the system.
Apple Music is completely integrated into the PS5, with support for gaming-related background music, 4K music videos, and access to the whole Apple Music collection.
Owners of the PlayStation 5 may download Apple Music from the Media area on the console and then log in to their account to begin enjoying it. Although the Apple TV app is compatible with both PS4 and PS5, Apple Music is (at least for the time being) limited to the PS5.
Apple Music playlists, radio stations, and suggested listening suggestions are all available with PlayStation 5 integration. Music and music videos can be played simultaneously, with the audio playing in the background. During a game, you may control audio playback by pressing the PS button on the controller and going to Music settings.
As it intends to fight more aggressively against market leader Spotify, Apple Music has been progressively increasing its support for third-party services. Apple Music is accessible on Apple devices, Android phones, Amazon Echo speakers, Sonos speakers, Google Nest speakers, and some Samsung smart TVs, among other platforms.
Sony stated in the announcement that PlayStation is the “first” game system to support Apple Music, implying that Apple would likely extend to other consoles in the future, such as Xbox.