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PS5 & PS4 Apple Music App Possibly On the Way | Screen Rant

Upon creating a new account on PS5, a Reddit user encountered the option to link Apple Music, suggesting the service may eventually hit PS4 and PS5 consoles. Interestingly, Apple Music has never appeared on PlayStation devices. That does not mean users of the Sony platforms have been left out to try in terms of quality music services, however.

Spotify replaced Sony's Music Unlimited on PS4 and PS3 in Spring 2015, introducing a level of integration that continues to please many a fan. It's only natural that users would long for additional options, though, especially as music streaming becomes more ubiquitous. And since PlayStation's offerings on this particular front exclusively include Spotify, the limitations are nothing if not clear. But an incidental find on PS5 suggests Sony is well aware of its meager music offerings and aims to make a few choice changes in the future.

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Reddit user HOLYWARS1990 recently created a new account on their PS5 and stumbled across something fascinating. In the setup phase, a box popped up asking the user to select a music streaming app of their choice. Of course, the option to link Spotify appeared, but so, too, did a button that prompted an Apple Music download. Selecting "download" culminated in the following error message: "This app is only playable on PS4." Eurogamer journalist Ishraq Subhan unsuccessfully tried recreating the instance on their own PS5. However, they found that creating a new PS5 account with the United States as the selected territory resulted in the Apple Music prompt's appearance. Subhan couldn't reproduce the same outcome a second time, though. It would seem this particular streaming app is currently undergoing testing. Screenshots from HOLYWARS1990 feature below:

This isn't the first evidence of PlayStation and Apple working closely together, either. As many may recall, PS5 owners received six free months of Apple TV+ over the summer, a limited-time offer that ended in late July. It's possible the collaboration may extend to the music streaming side of things, as well.

In the weeks leading up to PS5's November 2020 launch, Sony announced a host of apps that the system would support on day one. The usual suspects sat front and center, of course - Spotify, Netflix, Disney Plus, Twitch, and Amazon Prime Video. A few of the apps even received dedicated buttons on the console's media remote.

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Source: HOLYWARS1990/Reddit via Eurogamer

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