Sony and Apple have teamed up to offer a great deal for PS5 owners who love music. Starting today, PS5 users can get a free six-month trial of Apple Music, the streaming service that offers over 90 million songs, playlists, music videos, and radio stations. This is the first time that Apple Music is available on a gaming console, and it comes with seamless integration with the PS5’s features.
To get the free trial of Apple Music on PS5, you need to have a PS5 console and an Apple ID. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one for free on the Apple website. You also need to have a credit card or a valid payment method linked to your Apple ID, as the trial will automatically renew to a paid subscription after six months unless you cancel it.
To start the trial, you need to download the Apple Music app from the Media space on the PS5’s home screen. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to link your Apple Music account to your PS5. You will be asked to sign in with your Apple ID and agree to the terms and conditions. Once you do that, you will be able to access the full catalog of Apple Music on your PS5.
How to Use Apple Music on PS5
Apple Music on PS5 offers a rich and immersive music experience that complements your gaming sessions. You can listen to music before, during, or after playing games, and switch between songs, playlists, and videos with ease. You can also find recommendations that match the game you are currently playing, or choose from your own library or other Apple Music-curated playlists for gaming.
To use Apple Music on PS5, you can either launch the app from the Media space, or access it from the Control Center by pressing the PS button on the DualSense wireless controller and selecting the Music Function card. From there, you can browse, search, and play music from Apple Music, as well as control the playback settings, such as volume, shuffle, repeat, and lyrics.
One of the coolest features of Apple Music on PS5 is the seamless music video playback. You can watch music videos from a wide selection of artists in 4K resolution on the app, and if you want to go back to your game or navigate elsewhere on the PS5’s home screen, the audio from the music video will continue to play. If you want to go back to the music video, it will also pick up seamlessly from wherever you are in the song, with no interruption to the music.
What Are the Benefits of Apple Music on PS5
Apple Music on PS5 is a great way to enjoy music and games together, as it offers a number of benefits for PS5 users. Some of the benefits are:
- You can access a huge library of music, including exclusive albums, songs, and playlists from your favorite artists and genres.
- You can discover new music and artists, as well as personalized recommendations based on your listening history and preferences.
- You can listen to music offline, by downloading songs, albums, and playlists to your PS5’s storage.
- You can create and share your own playlists, or follow playlists created by other users, celebrities, and experts.
- You can enjoy high-quality sound, with support for Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio on compatible devices.
- You can watch music videos in 4K resolution, and enjoy them in the background while playing games or browsing the PS5’s home screen.
- You can listen to live radio stations, such as Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits, and Apple Music Country, which feature exclusive shows and interviews with artists and celebrities.
- You can sync your music across your devices, such as your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod.
Is Apple Music on PS5 Worth It?
Apple Music on PS5 is a fantastic offer for PS5 owners who love music, as it gives them access to a premium streaming service for free for six months. Even after the trial period ends, the subscription fee is only $9.99 per month, or $14.99 per month for a family plan that supports up to six members. You can also get a student discount of $4.99 per month, or a bundle deal of $14.95 per month that includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud.
If you are looking for a way to enhance your gaming experience with music, or just want to enjoy a vast and diverse music catalog on your PS5, you should definitely give Apple Music a try. You can cancel the trial anytime, so you have nothing to lose. Just remember to download the app from the Media space on your PS5, and sign up with your Apple ID before the offer expires on February 28, 2024.