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Apple Music is now available on Sony’s PlayStation 5

There have been hints popping up throughout the month of October. All pointing to a future where Apple Music exists on a video game console. And, sure enough, those hints have turned into a real product, as Apple's app for accessing its streaming music service is now available on Sony's latest video game console.

Apple briefly hinted that Apple Music is coming to gaming consoles

Apple Music is available beyond the Apple ecosystem, thanks to support on some smart TVs and, most notably, Android devices. But, one area of use that Apple has not yet capitalized on is video game consoles. Apple Music is not currently available on Sony's PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, Microsoft's Xbox One series or the newer Series S or Series X, and it's not available on Nintendo's Switch. However, there have been some grumblings that could be changing. And now even Apple's hinted at the possibility.

Apple Music appears to be coming soon to Sony’s PlayStation 5

Apple remains the same company in the grand scheme of things, focusing almost entirely on its first-party ecosystem above all else. However, with some aspects of the business there is some branching out. For instance, Apple Music is not just an Apple-only experience, with a popular enough Android app out there in the world as well. And it looks like it’s coming soon to another platform as well.

Some of the best headphone stands you can buy now

If you have a pair of AirPods Max, or really any over-ear headphones that you don't want just lying around on your desk, or, worse yet, stuffed into a drawer, a stand can help with that. We've put together a roundup of the best stands you can buy right now for your headphones.

Sonyfy lets jailbreakers toggle noise cancellation mode on certain Sony headphones via Control Center

Apple’s AirPods Pro sent a shockwave through the earbud industry when they became some of the first wireless earbuds to support active noise cancellation. Fast-forward to today, and even Apple’s newer AirPods Max over-ear headphones support this feature along with transparency.

But Apple isn’t the only brand pumping out earbuds and headphones with active noise cancellation and features similar to that of the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. Sadly, the company limits iOS’ native controls to the first party audio consumption devices — requiring the use of third party apps to control third party accessories (eww).

Why I returned my AirPods Max

Back at the beginning of December, Apple launched its first own-branded over-ear headphones. And, as is sometimes the case, there was a discussion that launched right around the same time: are the new headphones worth the cost?