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Apple Music Is Now Supported On PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 now natively supports Apple Music so you can listen to your tunes while playing your favourite video games.

The PlayStation has always had excellent third party audio support from the likes of Spotify. The functionality is there to play music or podcasts in the background of games and adjust the volume separately. It’s an excellent feature for those who like to chill while playing multiplayer games, or take the sting out of trophy hunting.

However, the functionality has mostly been limited to the Spotify app – until now. Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 now supports music playback from Apple Music. Subscribers of the service can now take advantage of the functionality, effective immediately.

Credit: Sony

More music for all!

This means that any playlists or albums you have saved to your Apple Music account can be played directly from your PlayStation 5. All you’ll need to do is log into the new Apple Music app. To celebrate the new addition, there are some gaming specific curated playlists for players to enjoy on the service.

Apple Music differentes itself from Spotify by also allowing for music video playback within the app. What’s cool is that if you swap from watching a music video to playing a game, the music will continue in the background. If you switch back, then the video will pick right back up from where the music left off. They all play in 4K, too!

It’s a small addition, but one that I’m sure plenty of Apple Music lovers will appreciate. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like this feature is also making its way to PlayStation 4.


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[Featured Image Credit: Sony/Apple]