As was the case with Disney+ up until very recently, Spotify’s app on PS5 was actually running in PS4 backwards compatibility. While this had no material impact on the music service’s features and functionality – unlike with Disney’s aforementioned streaming service, which lacked native 4K streaming on Sony’s new-gen system until earlier this month – it’s something that was always likely to be rectified eventually. And now it has!
If you try to open Spotify on your PS5, you’ll be told the software is no longer compatible, and that you need to upgrade. This will download a native version of the app, which seems identical to the previous version as far as we can tell. We’re sure there are some under-the-hood improvements that make this edition better, but it’s an enforced upgrade either way, so you may as well set aside the time to update it.