Spotify is coming to your PlayStation.
Sony today announced its 'PlayStation Music' collaboration with Spotify will today be made available on PS3s and PS4s around the world.
The app will automatically be downloaded when your turn on your console, and - as with Spotify on all other devices - you don't need to pay unless you opt for the ad-free premium edition.
It's quite a bit like the desktop version of Spotify, with playlist-making and song recommendations. The new interface has apparently been designed for users who listen to background music as they talk with their friends.
The best feature allows users to choose their own soundtrack. In-game music will be replaced with the tunes of your choice, but the dialogue and noises will work same as before.
If you hold down the PlayStation button on the DualShock 4 controller and bring up a mini music menu, which allows you to change song without quitting the game.
Musicians against Spotify
Musicians against Spotify
1/10 Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift does not what her work to be used as an 'experiment' by Spotify and believes that artists are treated unfairly. She withdrew her entire catalogue in November 2014.
2/10 Thom Yorke
The Radiohead frontman famously described Spotify as 'the last desperate fart of a dying corpse' in October 2013.
3/10 David Byrne
David Byrne of Talking Heads wrote about not understanding Spotify's claim of discovery in a Guardian op-ed. 'The inevitable result would seem to be that the internet will suck the creative content out of the whole world until nothing is left,' he said.
Beck dismissed the Spotify model as 'not working' because of how little it pays musicians. He added that the 'saddest thing' about streaming is the poor sound quality - 'It's like watching Citizen Kane on your phone'.
5/10 The Black Keys
Dan Auerbach has described Spotify's payment to artists as 'so minuscule it's laughable'. 'If you are a bigger band that's already known and you rely on record sales for a living then it's really no place to be,' he said.
6/10 Atoms for Peace
Thom Yorke's other band refused to let Spotify stream their songs. Nigel Godrich from the group described the service as 'an equation that just doesn't work'. 'Small labels and new artists can't even keep their lights on. It's just not right,' he said.
7/10 Yannis Philippakis
The Foals singer said he would rather that somebody stole his record on vinyl than bought it or streamed it on Spotify. He described using Spotify as like going to a top class restaurant and leaving only coppers without paying the bill.
8/10 Aimee Mann
The US singer-songwriter has not put her music on Spotify because she does not think artists make a fair amount of money from the streaming service.
9/10 Grizzly Bear
The band tweeted in 2012 that Spotify provides a great service for people but does as much to help bands as 'downloading from Limewire'.
10/10 Jason Isbell
Jason Isbell of Drive-By Truckers has used the single word 'evil' to describe Spotify.
And you can control the PlayStation app via the Spotify Connect feature on Android/iOS app - selecting and skipping songs, fixing the volume etc.
There are also plans for Spotify on Xperia smartphones and tablets, but there's not yet an indication as to when that'll arrive.Reuse content