Spotify downloaded over 5 million times on PlayStation devices

Spotify has been downloaded more than 5 million times on Sony PlayStation devices since becoming its official music partner at the end of March.

That means that the app – which allows gamers on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 to listen to tracks as they play and is dressed as ‘PlayStation Music’ – has been downloaded 3.5m times since its successful launch week, when it was grabbed by 1.5m gamers across the world.

The streaming company hasn’t broken down how many of these 5 million have converted into paying customers, and how many are taking advantage of its freemium tier.

PlayStation’s previous streaming music option, Sony’s own Music Unlimited platform, only boasted around a million users at its height.

Spotify said that the 5m downloads in such as short space of time “makes this the quickest launch adoption rate in PlayStation history”.

Since launch, users have streamed over 785 million tracks on PlayStation 4 – equating to 42 million hours of listening.

In addition, PlayStation Music will be arriving in Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador this summer – and rolling out to more markets before the end of 2015.

Spotify eventually plans to bring PlayStation Music to all 58 markets in which the streaming service is available.Music Business Worldwide

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