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How to Play Music on a PlayStation 3

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You can play your music or stream audio from online services through Apps that can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store.

Playstation store icon

? How do you want to play your music?

  1. Play Music from USB or Hard drive
  2. Spotify
  3. Play Music from a CD

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You can play your music or stream audio from online services through Apps that can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store.

Playstation store icon

From the PlayStation music menu you can music from CDs, network attached storage drives, and USB drives.

  1. Navigate to Music.
    Playstation 3 music menu

  2. Use the joystick or directional pad to select the USB Drive.
    Playstation 3 music menu showing USB device

  3. Select Play.
    Playstation 3 music menu

PlayStation Music uses Spotify to stream your music on your PlayStation 3.

What you need before you start:

  • PlayStation 3 needs to be connected to the Internet

Download and Install Spotify

  1. Navigate to Music.
  2. Select Spotify.
    Playstation 3 music menu with spotify selected

  3. Select Yes to confirm installing Spotify.
    Playstation 3 confirming spotify install

Stream Music Using Spotify

  1. Navigate to Music.
  2. Select Spotify.
    Playstation 3 music menu showing spotify

  3. You may need to log in.
  4. That's it, you can play your music now!

From the PlayStation music menu you can music from CDs, network attached storage drives, and USB drives.

  1. Navigate to Music.
    Playstation 3 music menu

  2. Select your CD from the list of playable music..
  3. Select Play to play your music.
    Playstation 3 showing cd selection

  4. From here you can also Import or RIP your music, obtain the CD information, or eject the disc.