Updated - October 27th, 2021 - 17:25 BST
Evidently, the rumours were true, as Sony's just announced that Apple Music arrives on PlayStation 5 consoles today. Detailed via PlayStation Blog, they confirmed:
Starting today, PS5 users with an Apple Music subscription can enjoy 90 million songs from Apple Music, tens of thousands of curated playlists, music videos in 4K, Apple Music Radio streaming today’s hits, classics, and country live, and personalized playlists based on your music preferences.
Much like Spotify's PlayStation functionality, users can load up the dedicated app or stream music in the background whilst playing games, which is accessible from the Control Center.
Apple Music Launches Today on PlayStation 5
That's already gone live and marks a surprise announcement just before tonight's State of Play presentation, which promises 20 minutes of third-party announcements for PS4 and PS5.
We'll keep you informed as we learn more.
Original - October 14th, 2021 - 13:20 BST
Spotify is available in PS5 thanks to backward compatibility, though its rival Apple Music might also be arriving on the console sometime in the neear future.
Redditer u/HOLYWARS1990 (thanks PushSquare) posted a screenshot showing Apple Music as a downloadable app on their PS5 console. When it was selected, though, an error message pops up that states "This app is only playable on PS4."
Apple Music Might Arrive On PS5
Except it isn't. PS4 doesn't have an Apple Music app either.
Still, the error itself is a standard message that appears when an app is not working, since most PS4 apps are working on PS5 through backward compatibility.
Apple is holding a new event on October 18, so it's possible Apple Music for PS5, or even PS4, could be announced then. Still, it could also just be a bug. The folks at Push Square said they were unable to replicate the issue, and it seems to only appear when one is setting up a new account or console. Whatever the case, we'll likely know more soon enough.