Sony kills off Music Unlimited

By Jay Jay

Sony has cut a deal with Spotify so the latter is now the exclusive music streaming platform for PlayStation devices and Xperia phones and tablets.

This brings to an end Sony's own Music Unlimited streaming service that will close down in all 19 countries on 29th March. Existing subscribers will receive complimentary subscriptions for Spotify's music streaming services for Sony devices, as well as a trial version of Spotify's premium services.

Christened PlayStation Music, the new streaming service from Spotify will eventually be available on all Sony devices. For PlayStation network members, extra features like access to 30 million soundtracks for gaming is available through their Spotify premium accounts.

Existing PlayStation members can also pay for their Spotify subscriptions via their PlayStation Netwok accounts. Speaking on the announcement, Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment's President, said, "Music is a core component of the entertainment offering that consumers expect from Sony, and our goal with PlayStation Music is to provide the most compelling music experiences. This partnership represents the best in music and the best in gaming coming together, which will benefit the vibrant and passionate communities of both Spotify and PlayStation Network."

This adds another feather on Spotify's hat after it's recent partnership with Uber back in November. As a result of that deal, Spotify users can now play their music in Uber taxis.

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