While Apple loves to promote its own services within its own ecosystem, the company understands that in order to capture a wider market, they’ll need to appeal to more people. This is why it doesn’t really come as a complete shock to discover that Apple could be bringing Apple Music to the PS5.
This is according to a post on Reddit where a user discovered that they were given the option to download Apple Music on their console. However, the service doesn’t seem to be live yet because when the user tried to download it, they got the error message saying that the app is only usable on the PS4.
Eurogamer later tried to verify these claims and while there was no option to download Apple Music on their UK account, when they created a new account with the region set to the US, they did get the prompt. However, they were then unable to reproduce it suggesting that Sony/Apple is still working on getting the service live.
Launching on the PS5 wouldn’t be completely out of character for Apple. The company already offers Apple Music on other platforms like Android, Samsung’s Smart TVs, and Google Nest devices. However, the launch on the PS5 could potentially give Spotify a run for their money, but that’s assuming that users have an active subscription.