Sony Network Entertainment and Spotify have come together to forge what is being called a global strategic partnership.
Together, the companies are set to deliver a “best-in-class digital music experience” to PlayStation Network and its 64 million active users.
Through this partnership, SNEI will launch a new music destination in Spring 2015 called PlayStation Music, with Spotify as the exclusive partner. Spotify on PlayStation Music will roll out in 41 markets, initially for PlayStation consoles and Xperia smartphones and tablets.
“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 to the millions of PlayStation Network users around the world,” says Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
“This partnership represents the best in music and the best in gaming coming together,” House adds, “which will benefit the vibrant and passionate communities of both Spotify and PlayStation Network. We’re thrilled to make Spotify the foundation of our strategy with PlayStation Music.”
We’re told that Spotify on PlayStation Music will offer more than 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 systems, as well as Xperia smartphones and tablets.