Sony has confirmed that the streaming apps like Netflix, YouTube, Disney Plus, Spotify, and more will be supported by the PS5 from launch day. At the same time, the company assured that further apps will follow.
With the PS5 coming out in November, you can not only play games. The new console from Sony also supports various streaming apps. In a blog entry, Phil Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Partner Development and Relations, went into a little more detail and named well-known names.
According to Sony, the PS5 supports streaming apps such as Netflix, Spotify, Youtube, and Twitch. You can see an overview below:
- Apple TV: The app gives you access to Apple TV+, various Apple TV channels, personalized recommendations, and a variety of movies.
- Disney Plus: The service includes movies, series, shorts, and original content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
- Netflix: This app brings the Netflix library of films and series to the PS5.
- Spotify: PS4 users already know it. With this app, you can listen to your favorite music on the PS5 while playing.
- Twitch: Twitch is also an integral part of the PS5. With the app, gameplay can be shared, viewed, and commented on in the chat directly in the live stream.
- YouTube: Thanks to the YouTube integration, you can share or upload game scenes live on your own channel, for example.
If you miss one or the other streaming provider: Don’t worry. According to Sony, other streaming apps such as Amazon Prime Video and “many others” will be made available for the PS5 later. The range of entertainment apps should grow continuously after the console is released.
You can find the entertainment apps on the PS5 in their own media area, where they no longer have to be downloaded separately from the PlayStation Store. According to Sony, you can easily switch between gaming and media. In addition, the new control center helps with easy navigation through music.
Media remote control
With the separately available media remote control, you can start your console and navigate through the media offerings. In addition to the built-in start/stop button and the buttons for fast forward and rewind, the media remote control offers the function of making settings such as the volume on compatible televisions.
In addition, the remote control has dedicated launch buttons for Disney Plus, Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube.