Apple hints at Apple Music app for game consoles
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Further evidence of an imminent Apple Music debut on Playstation, Xbox and other consoles emerged on Monday when Apple updated promotional material to reference compatibility with gaming hardware.
As noted by The Rod Tom Warren in a tweet, Apple recently updated its website with new information regarding the availability of Apple Music, saying the service is available “on many popular streaming devices, smart TVs and game consoles if they support it. ‘Apple Music app’. Apple has in the past touted compatibility with Windows and Android devices, Sonos speakers, Amazon Echo, Google Nest, and smart TVs, but the gaming console benchmark is a new addition.
Last week, PlayStation 5 users started reporting the appearance of an Apple Music option when setting up music streaming on their console. A dialog box prompting users to download the Apple Music app has since been spotted by several people, but selecting the option results in an error message. Reports are sporadic and Appleinsider was unable to trigger the option, suggesting that the feature is currently in development.
It’s unclear when Apple plans to announce an Apple Music app for gaming systems, but the company has already made inroads for its other streaming flagship, Apple TV +.
Earlier today, Apple announced the Apple Music Voice plan, a $ 5.99 subscription service accessible and controlled entirely through Siri.