Sony is preparing to launch a new music streaming service called PlayStation Music in collaboration with Spotify that will drop in Spring 2015. Music Unlimited will be shutting down wherever its available by March 29, 2015 will be replaced by PlayStation Music.
As a final token of appreciation, Sony is giving 30-day free access to the currently active subscribers until the service comes to a halt beginning February 28, 2015. About the new PlayStation Music, the sign up process will indicate users to link their PlayStation ID with their existing Spotify account and will be available on PlayStation 3 & 4 as well as some Xperia mobile devices.
From the Sony PlayStation blog:
The new service will launch initially on PS4 and PS3, as well as Xperia smartphones and tablets. You’ll of course be able to listen to your favorite playlists – including existing playlists from current Spotify users as well as Spotify curated playlists – and enjoy the service on all of Spotify’s supported devices.
PlayStation Music featuring Spotify will be launching in 41 markets including U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil. In order to keep the symmetry alive, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is also being rebranded as PlayStation Video with no real tie ups or partners.