We reported last week that Apple and Sony may be close to launching the Apple Music app on the PlayStation 5. At the time of the report, the app appeared to be listed, but no one could download it.
Earlier today, Sony confirmed that PlayStation 5 users around the world can download the Apple Music app. The console offers seamless integration with the Apple Music streaming service with background music and video clip playback, meaning subscribers can listen before, during, or after their gaming session.
Apple Music subscribers who own a PlayStation 5 can start the app before opening a game or during the game by pressing the PS button on the DualSense wireless controller to access the Control Center and select the Music Function card. You will receive recommendations that match the game you are currently playing, or you can choose from a playlist in your library or other playlists organized by Apple Music for games.
Of course, subscribers can also search and watch music videos from a wide selection of artists in the Apple Music app. Just start by playing the video in full screen and if you decide to continue / start playing a game, the music video audio will keep playing. To download the Apple Music app, be sure to visit the Media Space folder on the PlayStation 5. Remember to link your Apple Music account after installing the app.