PlayStation 5 users will now able to enjoy Apple Music while gaming. It’s the first time we have seen this kind of collaboration between two giants, i.e: a gaming console integrated with an Apple Music experience.
Anyone with an Apple Music subscription with a PS5 can now listen to over 90 million songs, curated and customized playlists, 4K music videos, Apple Music Radio streaming, and live concerts within your console starting today.
Players on the PlayStation 5 may utilize the Apple Music app as background music while playing games or to simply listen to some nice lo-fi between FIFA 22 matches to unwind.
As per 9to5 Mac, In an announcement, Sony said that PlayStation is the “first” gaming console to add Apple Music, suggesting that Apple will likely expand to other consoles like Xbox in the future.
The sad thing is, it’s only available for the latest version of PlayStation. Sony and Apple have yet to clarify if Apple Music on the PlayStation 5 supports lossless or high-resolution lossless audio. There’s also no mention of Dolby Atmos, which isn’t unexpected given the PlayStation 5’s inability to decode Atmos natively.
How to install?
To install Apple Music on your PS5, go to the “All Apps” section of your media center, find and pick “Apple Music,” and press the “Download” button. Then, open the app and sign up or log in with your Apple Music credentials. To complete, follow the prompts to join both your PS3 and Apple Music accounts. Simply log out of the Apple Music app to unlink.
You’ll be able to launch Apple Music while playing or before starting a game. To reach the Control Center and turn on Apple Music while playing, press the PS button on the DualSense controller. All you need to select is the Music Function card.
This is something unusual from Apple and Sony, seems like they have a good relationship. But since Apple is in everyone’s wishlist, we may see Apple Music rolling out in other gaming consoles too.
There is also no information on when the app will be available for Xbox platforms. It’s also not available on PlayStation 4 consoles, despite Apple providing the Apple TV+ software for those devices.