Lovers of streamed music (and subscriptions) can rejoice, as Spotify has officially launched on the PlayStation 3/4, marking an end to the system’s previous Music Unlimited service.
Players can now go out and download the service, which according to Murray Pannell, UK marketing director for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (via Eurogamer) will be exclusive to the Sony console “for the foreseeable” future. The service currently lets users stream more than 30 million songs and gain access to an astounding 1.5 billion playlists.
In an effort to make it even easier to listen to music, there is now a “Spotify Connect” feature on the iOS/Android app that allows you to control the music playing on your console from your phone. PS4 users can also stream and play music while playing games, although the feature has not been announced for PS3 yet.
Spotify is available now for free, although users will have to deal with ads playing every so often. You can also subscribe to the service for $10/month, which shuts off the ads and lets you create offline playlists, among other things.