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Apple Music on PS5: Your Guide to Setting It Up

Listening to music while you play games can be a great way to relax. It can transport you to the virtual world and you can distract yourself from all your worries. Sony’s PlayStation might be one of the best gaming consoles out there. The latest console is perfect for professional gaming and even for casual gamers at home. Many new features in the PS5 set it apart from the previous models. It now supports Apple Music and can change your gaming experience with the perfect music to go with it.   

So, if you have Spectrum phone plans (or of any other ISP) connected via Wi-Fi to your PS5, you are halfway there. You can download the Apple Music app and play your songs. Moreover, it even allows you to play music in the background while you play games. So, if you are a gamer that likes to play their own tunes, you should read ahead. You can set up Apple Music in just a few minutes.  

How to Download Apple Music?

The Apple Music app does not come pre-downloaded on the console. So, if you want it, you can download it yourself. The steps are easy and here’s what you need to do:  

  • Go to your media home and select All Apps.
  • Select Apple Music.
  • Press Download.
  • Launch the app after it finishes downloading.
  • Log in if you already have an Apple ID.
  • Sign Up for an account if it is your first time using the app.
  • Follow the instructions to link your accounts.

What Is Different with Apple Music?

So, if you were already using Spotify to listen to your music on the PlayStation, you might not want to shift to Apple Music. However, Sony has announced some amazing features for the new app. Apple Music also has some of the best podcasts on the internet. So, if you are a podcast lover you don’t want to miss out. Moreover, the PS5 can also suggest music from Apple based on the game you are playing.   

Sony also mentions that PS5 users can watch music videos as well. The features are not available with Spotify as it only supports audio. Moreover, if you minimize the music video on the PS5, the audio will continue playing in the background. And when you open the app again, the audio and video will sync with each other.   

Sony announced Apple Music integration through a blog saying that it will be available after October 27. The users can play up to 90 million songs from thousands of pre-made playlists. There are 4K music videos available that PS5 playback also supports. You can also make your own playlists and add your favorite music to them. Another great addition is Apple Music Radio which offers more options for entertainment.   

How to Stream Music on PS5?

Once you download the Apple Music app it can be easy to stream music on your console. Here is what you need to do:  

  • Press the PS5 button.
  • Open the Control Center.
  • Select Music.
  • Select the song, album, or podcast that you want to listen to.
  • Press Play.

You can use other playback functions like pause, fast forward, rewind, skip to the next or previous song. The playback card will appear in the control center. So, if you want to pause you can use the card as a shortcut.   

Streaming Music During Gameplay

If you want to play music while you’re playing a game here is what you need to do:  

  • Press the PS5 button.
  • Open the Control Center.
  • Select Music.
  • Choose the selection that you want to play.
  • Press the PS5 button again and you will return to your gameplay.
  • Select the Now Playing card from Control Center.
  • Press the Square button to pause and play tracks.

If you press the PS button twice during the gameplay you can return to your most recently played card. So, you don’t have to go through the Control Center every time. It can make things a lot easier and faster and won’t disturb your game.   

Which Consoles Are Supported?

Right now, Apple Music is only available with the PlayStation 5. So, if you have any older versions of the console, you won’t be able to download the app. However, there are other ways to enjoy music on older Play Stations. You can download Spotify to play your music on a gaming console. PS4 and Xbox consoles also support the Spotify app.  

Moreover, most gaming consoles also have a USB port. So, you can download your music files in mp3 format and store them on USB. Then, plug it in the console and you can get to your music. It might not be the same as Apple Music but it does the job.  

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