Apple Music looks set to take on Spotify on PlayStation 5

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Apple Music on PlayStation 5
It's not ready just yet, though.
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It looks like Apple Music is on its way to compete with Spotify on PlayStation 5, with some users seeing an option to download the app when setting up a new user account on Sony’s latest home console.

Apple and Sony recently partnered to give PlayStation 5 owners six months of Apple TV+ free of charge, so an Apple Music app wouldn’t be totally out of the blue. However, it seems it’s not quite ready to roll out just yet.

Apple Music on its way to PlayStation 5?

“I made a new account on my PS5 and was gonna connect my Spotify but then I see this,” wrote one user on the App Music subreddit, who posted a photo that shows Apple Music as a streaming option alongside Spotify.

However, when they attempted to download the apparent Apple Music app, they were greeted by an error that said the “app is only playable on PS4.” This is the standard message a PS5 shows when a certain title is missing.

Eurogamer was able to verify that Apple Music does appear as a streaming option when setting up a new user account on PlayStation 5. It only popped up when setting the region to the U.S., and again, it was unavailable to download.

Apple Music already available on smart TVs

It seems, then, that Sony is preparing to roll out Apple Music on PlayStation 5 imminently, but it’s not quite ready to roll just yet. It’s not yet clear what the app will look like, or where it might be available when it does go live.

Apple Music is already available on Apple TV and other set-top boxes, as well as smart TV sets. It’s likely the PS5 app will share the same interface, which is very similar to that of the Apple TV app for video.