Sony announces PlayStation Video, PlayStation Music

Sony announced today that its music and video services, Sony Video Unlimited and Sony Music Unlimited, will be rebranded as PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music.

"We are very excited to offer our wide array of network services including games, TV, videos and music, under the PlayStation brand," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Group Executive in charge of the Network Entertainment Business.  "We look forward to bringing even more compelling experiences, and an unparalleled breadth and quality of digital entertainment services and content to our customers."

On the video side, not much will change from the transition from Video Unlimited to PlayStation Video. The service will still offer on-demand options for more than 200,000 movies and TV shows across all PlayStation consoles, Sony devices, and PCs. On the music side, however, PlayStation is partnering with Spotify, the immensely popular music streaming service. Sony's Music Unlimited service will be ending on March 29 and "Spotify on PlayStation Music" will launch this spring on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xperia phones and tablets.. Current Spotify users and subscribers will be able to link their accounts and PlayStation 4 owners will be able to use Spotify while playing games, essentially allowing them to soundtrack their games.

"Music is a core component of the entertainment offering that consumers expect from Sony, and our goal with PlayStation Music is to provide the most compelling music experiences to the millions of PlayStation Network users around the world," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Group Executive in charge of the Network Entertainment Business. "This partnership represents the best in music and the best in gaming coming together, which will benefit the vibrant and passionate communities of both Spotify and PlayStation Network. We're thrilled to make Spotify the foundation of our strategy with PlayStation Music."