One of the most useful and exciting features of Apple Music is that it supports background play. Fortunately for PS5 owners, PS5 is the first gaming console to have opened its playground to Apple Music’s vast music collection and features. So, if you own a PS5 and are an Apple Music subscriber, you can now access a catalog of 90 million songs, playlists from their own library, and curated gaming playlists. Excited much? And yes, you can now enjoy the background play feature of Apple Music while you play your favorite video game on PS5.
In addition to the background play option, Apple Music also features a seamless music video playback feature, where you can play music videos in the background while you play games on PS5. For example, let’s say you launch a game in the middle of watching a music video on Apple Music. As the game launches, the music from the video will continue playing in the background unless you decide to pause it. And, if you go back to the music video after some time again, the video will continue from wherever you are in the song, with zero interruption. So, how can we avail of the much-loved background play feature on Apple Music? Keep reading to know.
How to play Apple Music while playing games on PS5?
As mentioned before, PS5 is the first gaming console to have Apple Music for its users. Will PS4 and Xbox see a similar launch too? Well, PS4 and Xbox users have other popular music app options like Spotify. But, there are no reports suggesting an Apple Music launch for PS4 or Xbox consoles. PS4 and Xbox users can avail themselves of Spotify’s background play feature to play music while gaming. However, Apple Music has a better music collection and more music video exclusives. Apple Music users can find recommendations that match the game they are currently playing. They can also choose from their favorite playlists in their library or find other Apple Music-curated playlists for gaming.
Here’s how you can play tracks from Apple Music while playing a game on PS5 –
1) You can open the Apple Music app and start playing your favorite gaming playlist or track before starting a game. The music will keep playing while you play unless you pause or stop the track.
2) You can also open Apple Music to play a track in between gameplay. Press the PS button on the DualSense wireless controller to access the Control Center and select the Music Function card. Choose from recommended tracks or start your favorite playlist.
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