Today Sony announced their new music service entitled PlayStation Music. They have decided to partner with Spotify to bring their service to the PlayStation platform. This integration with the Spotify catalog of music will replace the current Music Unlimited service (which in turn was the replacement for the old Qriocity music service).
PlayStation Music will be available on the PS4, PS3, as well as Xperia phones and tablets. That list leaves off one very important member of the PlayStation family: PS Vita.
On March 29, 2015, Music Unlimited will be closed in all of the 19 countries where it is currently offered. This means an end to the Music Unlimited app which has been available for the Vita since March of 2012.
The news isn’t good for Vita owners today as we’ve already seen the loss of support of YouTube and Maps as well. Granted that neither Music Unlimited or Maps were very popular, their removal from the system is not the kind of message Sony wants to send Vita owners that they should have faith in continuing support.
It is possible that PlayStation Music will eventually come to the Vita in time, but it is not planned for the initial launch. However, if past is precedence then I wouldn’t be expecting a Vita version to come any time soon (if at all). At least we still have Qello HD Concerts…