Apple UK hints at the launch of the Apple Music app on compatible gaming consoles. Earlier this month, a PlayStation 5 owner spotted a prompt to configure the music app as default service, when setting up a new account. However, on selecting the app the system showed an error “This app is only playable on PS4” which is a standard error message when PlayStation 5 Store does not support an app.
As the prompt appeared for some users, it was assumed that Sony might be testing the feature but now it has made an appearance on the company’s UK website.
Apple Music might be arriving on PlayStation and Xbox consoles soon
- Apple’s updated support page for the promotional offer, 6 months free Apple Music on purchase of AirPods and Beats products, mentions that subscribers can access their music subscription on gaming consoles as well. This is spotted by Tom Warren of The Verge. However, it is only hinted at on Apple Music UK webpage.
Apple already supports PlayStation 5 controllers on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV and also sells PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller on its online store. The company currently offers Apple TV+ subscription on PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles including PlayStation 4, PS 5, Xbox Series X, and Series S. Therefore, it is likely that the music streaming service will also be launched on all compatible gaming consoles.
At the “Unleashed” event on October 18, 2021, the Cupertino tech company announced a new Apple Music Voice Plan for $4.99 coming later this fall. The new plan is powered by Siri which will allow subscribers to request the voice assistant to play curated playlists, DJ mixes, or tracks from the 90 million songs vast library.