You might be able to listen to Apple Music on a PlayStation 5 soon
The PlayStation 5 is a pretty difficult games console to get a hold of, but it’s packed full of features. A favorite feature of many gamers is Spotify integration so that you can listen to music in supported games while you play, or even just listen to music while doing something else. There’s a stark lack of other services though if you want to listen to music. There’s no TIDAL, there’s no Deezer, and until recently, there was no Apple Music. That might be changing though, as it seems that Apple Music might be coming to the PlayStation 5 soon.
A user on the /r/AppleMusic subreddit (via The Verge) spotted the inclusion of an Apple Music setup button when making a new account on a PlayStation 5. The button didn’t work, however, and selecting it brought up a prompt stating “This app is playable only on PS4.” Eurogamer also tried to make the Apple Music account linking option appear on their PlayStation 5 and managed to trigger it by changing their console region to the U.S. When they tried to trigger it again, it didn’t appear. The error saying it’s playable only on PS4 is one that shows up when an app isn’t currently available on the PlayStation 5 and is standard, according to Eurogamer. Most apps on the PlayStation 5 are just PlayStation 4 apps running under backward compatibility.
As for when we’ll see this integration launched (if it is launched), it’s likely to be soon. Apple is hosting its “Unleashed” event on the 18th of October, and it’s possible that it might slip something in about Apple Music on the PlayStation 5 as well. Sony and Apple also recently worked together on a promotion that saw PlayStation 5 owners getting six months of Apple TV+ for free. Apple Music is also available on many non-Apple platforms, so it makes sense that the company might wish to diversify further. Given that the feature is being shown to some users, it’s likely we’ll be learning more about it soon.