Apple today released the Apple Music app on Sony’s PlayStation 5. This makes the PS5 the first console to get support for Apple Music, after it was rumored earlier this month that the service might arrive on consoles soon.
PlayStation 5 users will have access to all of Apple Music’s content, including over 90 million songs, more than 30,000 curated playlists, 4K music videos, and Apple Music Radio.
Apple Music is tightly integrated into the PlayStation 5 user interface, accessed through the Control Center by pressing the PS button on the DualSense controller. The app can find suggestions based on the game being played. You also get full background playback support for music as well as videos.
Neither Sony nor Apple has yet made clear whether Apple Music on PlayStation 5 supports lossless or high-res audio. There is also no information regarding Dolby Atmos, which is not surprising as the PlayStation 5 cannot decode Atmos natively.
There is also no word yet on when the service will arrive on Xbox consoles. In addition, the service is not available on PlayStation 4 devices, although Apple does provide the Apple TV+ app on those devices.
Apple Music is now available on PlayStation 5 for download and setup for users with a subscription.