Apple Music, the latest musical addition to the PS5 experience
While we’ve heard a lot of hype around the collaboration between PlayStation 5 and Apple, it’s still surprising to learn that Apple Music can now stream on PlayStation 5. We’ve seen, for example, Apple’s offering TV for free on PS5. Erin Metzger, director of product management at Sony Interactive Entertainment, was quick to promote Apple Music on the PlayStation blog today. It is, according to Metzger, the first console that will have the fully integrated Apple Music experience. Those with the Apple Music subscription will be able to watch music videos, listen to over 90 million songs, various playlists that are both personalized and curated, as well as listen to different music stations on Apple Radio.
However, it’s not the easy download of the music app that is the highlight of the PlayStation 5. It’s the fact that it offers seamless integration of background music before, during and after sessions. This is huge, considering it’s a background app that’s supposed to run while you’re playing. And apparently Apple Music will also recommend playlists to accompany your gaming experience or let gamers choose for themselves. It could definitely improve the experience for those who play to ease their stress or to make things more tense during a horror game, creating a perfect gaming atmosphere.
This makes it easy to access for those who are already subscribed to Apple Music and can easily start the Apple Music app before gamers start their gaming session. Or, surprisingly, for those who decide they need music from their home. halfway through their gaming session or who have forgotten, can press the PS wireless controller on DualSense and access the Control Center card, and select the Music function in order to play their music.
However, the PlayStation 5 already has Spotify in its app store, offering the same service. It is difficult to say whether there will be strong competition between the two streaming services or whether one or the other music service will take the initiative to offer music during the gaming experience.
Do you listen to music while you play? Would you use Spotify or Apple Music while gaming, or something else? Let us know in the comments below!