Since its November release, gamers have been desperately trying to get a hold of the new PlayStation 5. As PlayStation has continued to perfect their gaming system, it’s becoming less of a gaming console and more of a multimedia hub. Gamers can use their PlayStation device, particularly the PS5, to do everything from playing games, watching streaming services for free, and listening to music. It’s no wonder it’s so popular.

There are so many features on the PS5 to be excited about, but perhaps the most notable is the device’s Spotify Integration, which joins the ranks of other PS5 apps like Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, and more. Gamers can now listen to their favorite artists and podcasters while they’re fighting Zombies or exploring an open-world map — and they don’t even have to open the Spotify app or close their game to do it. You can play, pause, and skip music without missing a second of gameplay. 

Here are some other new and exciting ways that users can combine the playing-listening features:

  • PS5’s new remote features a Spotify button to cultivate a seamless integration between music, podcasts, and games. Users can quickly navigate media with the built-in play/pause/skip features. It also has fast-forward and fast-reverse control options as well. 
  • Directly access Spotify from the Control Center so that you can effortlessly switch between apps and music without any interruption.
  • Spotify playback on your phone is possible through Spotify Connect. This supports undisturbed gaming, while also giving users the ability to browse Spotify’s app for the very best soundtracks, playlists, and podcasts that are all related to gaming.
  • PS5’s new Media Home gives users easy access to all of their apps. If you don’t already have a Spotify account, you can download it via the hub and either link it to your existing account or create a new one.

If you’re a gamer-enthusiast, you may already know about Spotify’s Gaming Hub, but if you don’t, it’s time for you to start exploring. Since 2016, this hub has delivered the greatest audio content directly to gamers. It’s not a one-size-fits-all list, either. No matter what you play or how you choose to listen to your music, Spotify will help curate a unique playlist of songs and podcasts just for you. Some of these playlists have been created by PlayStation, but the majority of audio content is inspired by Spotify’s community of gamers. 

Spotify believes that every listener should have access to a customized list of audio recommendations that are tailored to their interests and habits. PS5’s Spotify Integrations make this possible for those who love video games, or for those who have specific song preferences they like to listen to to get them in the gaming mood. 

If the PS5 is the centerpiece of your entertainment, level up by connecting all of your devices and get listening today.