According to its own PlayStation blog, Sony intends to shut down its streaming Music Unlimited service in March in favor of a new PlayStation-branded service powered by Spotify. The new service will launch this quarter on PlayStation 3 and 4, and on Xperia mobile phones and tablets, replacing Music Unlimited offerings entirely. Current Music Unlimited subscribers with active subscriptions will receive a credit toward the new service during the transition period for up to 30 days.
The new service will be introduced to 41 markets worldwide, expanding Sony’s current 19-country reach with Music Unlimited. PlayStation Music will also enable music playback during gameplay on PlayStation 4 consoles, enabling something of a personalized soundtracking capability.
The Music Unlimited service will shut down on March 29, 2015.
While Sony is decidedly moving away from music streaming, they’re simultaneously preparing to launch a new TV service for the platform, PlayStation Vue, which Gigaom expects will launch around the same timeframe.
Source: Sony PlayStation Blog