Music has found a new platform in video games. The music business will profit immensely if it properly finds the channels to integrate with the gaming industry. The gaming industry is one of those, that profited off of digitization. Gaming is also one of the industries that has managed to embrace all kinds of technological innovations and generate profit off it (covering freemium services and in-game transactions for virtual goods and bonuses).
The video game industry has gotten on the bandwagon with streaming service like Spotify, Youtube, Twitch etc. to further integrate the industries. It has led to a massive boom in innovative ways for sharing and monetization of VGM.
Integration of the industries has brought about many innovational changes to the market.
For all the console gaming enthusiasts, Spotify’s got some good news.
The soundscape of gaming has reached a new decibel in India, with Spotify on PlayStation™ Music rolling out in the country today. This gives the console gaming fans a great way to listen to their favorite tracks while tackling the adrenaline rush of fighting evil or scoring a goal on-screen.
Users can access Spotify’s free service on PlayStation™ Music through the PS4™ and PS3™ system. Any user who hasn’t previously subscribed to Spotify Premium’s monthly subscription service is eligible to sign up for a free one month trial, which gives you access to ad-free high quality audio and more perks from Spotify. If you are an existing Spotify user, you can also link your Spotify account to PS Music compatible devices.
To make controlling your music even easier, PS4 and PS3 users will be able to take advantage of the Spotify Connect feature on the official Spotify app for Android/iOS. You can select a playlist, skip songs, adjust the volume, and more. PS4 owners can also let friends and family know what tracks they’re listening to using PS4’s share button feature.
Besides India, Spotify on PlayStation™ Music has also launched in parallel, in Colombia, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and Lebanon.
Click here for the Sony PS blogpost.
Just a few weeks ago, as part of the Microsoft 10 Spring update, Spotify announced it’s integration within the Microsoft Game Bar on PC devices. PC gamers could have access to Spotify’s audio library without having to exit their game. Game Bar is available to all PC users globally running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.
Click here to know more about how this integration works.