Apple Music for PS5 Available Now, First Integrated Experience on a Game Console

Apple Music is available on the PlayStation 5 from today, offering the first fully integrated ‌Apple Music‌ experience on a game console, Sony has announced.

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The news comes after weeks of the ‌Apple Music‌ app intermittently appearing for PS5 users with no official word on the development from Apple or Sony. ‌Apple Music‌ on the PS5 allows subscribers to play more than 90 million songs, as well as a host of curated playlists and radio stations directly from their console. The app also supports music video playback in resolutions up to 4K.

‌Apple Music‌ allows users to listen in a variety of ways, including in the background or during gameplay. Music videos also support continuous playback when navigating to and from the ‌Apple Music‌ app.

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In addition to opening the ‌Apple Music‌ app, users can access ‌Apple Music‌ during gameplay by pressing the PS button on the DualSense wireless controller to access Control Center and the Music Function card. The Music Function card can display ‌Apple Music‌ recommendations to match the game that is currently being played, present playlists from a user's library, or even offer options to play ‌Apple Music‌ playlists specifically curated for gaming.

PS5 users can download the ‌Apple Music‌ app from the Media space and simply need to follow the on-screen instructions to link their ‌Apple Music‌ account. The process involves either scanning a QR code from an Apple device or manually entering Apple ID credentials. Apple also today updated its support document for Apple Music on Smart TVs to include game consoles.

Top Rated Comments

darkslide29 Avatar
8 months ago
Finally! I’ve been a bit jealous of Spotify being able to play in the background of gaming, and now us Apple Music subscribers can give it a try! ?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cb3 Avatar
8 months ago
If only you could find and buy a PS5.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chorx Avatar
8 months ago
Lets hope Apple will be as aggressive about being everywhere as Spotify is. That's their only way to make inroads against Spotify. The only condition in which I'm leaving Spotify is if I can seamlessly throw music to any device in my house, like Spotify can while enabling the level of remote control Spotify does.

The most important thing in the Spotify product is how brilliantly its been engineered. They've taken a function over form approach and my entire family loves using it. I'd love to leave Spotify, but Apple does not have the functionality Spotify has and Airplay is not the answer.

There's something that Airplay does that is just too close to the system level. I cannot stand using it because I have no idea what I do on my phone will disrupt the playback on where the media is being played. The system volume controls are hijacked and I can't stand how when I use airplay for lets say, Disney+... I can't continue to use my device for anything else. I can't just toss a movie on my TV for the kids and go back to work with my phone.

Spotify lets you just pick a device signed into Spotify and leave it at that. There's none of this messy intermingling of my phone trying to figure out what I'm trying to control.

If Apple wants my business they need to figure out Airplay or do cloud based client session control like Spotify, and it needs to be available everywhere.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aesc80 Avatar
8 months ago

Great news for the 400 people that own a PS5…
Well, I and the other 399 are grateful to have this option! Listening to the MLB The Show soundtrack over and over can get infuriating.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B/D Avatar
8 months ago

The unfortunate part with all these 3rd party app access, no Dolby Atmos and/or Lossless support. I'm addicted to hearing Atmos now.
Apple can (and I´m sure will at some point), update the third party Apple Music API to allow lossless and/or Atmos.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
8 months ago

This is awesome. Now I can join everyone in saying….if only I had a PS5
I know a guy who will trade one PS5 for 40 Apple Cloths. Apparently, overwhelming demand for the latter is even easier to scalp for profit. ;)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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