The PS5 will have access to Disney Plus, Netflix, Spotify, Twitch and YouTube starting from day one.The Apple TV app will also be available on Sony’s new console.The company showed off the PS5 Media Remote.
When the PlayStation 5 launches on November 12, you’ll be able to use the console to access most popular streaming services, including Disney Plus, Netflix, Crunchyroll, Spotify, Twitch, and YouTube. Sony recently announced that it planned to roll out the Apple TV app to most of its 2019 and 2020 model Android TV models. So it should come as little surprise that you’ll have the chance to use the software on the PlayStation 5 as well. In the future, Sony says you’ll also be able to access Amazon Prime Video, MyCanal, Hulu and NBC’s Peacock.
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As on other platforms, the PS5 Apple TV app will let you watch Apple TV Plus originals, subscribe to premium TV channels, as well as buy and rent shows and movies. If you don’t plan on purchasing a PS5 at launch, not to worry; Sony says the software will be available on the PS4 soon as well.
Sony also shared a new look at the PS5’s Media Remote. Like the remote that comes with the updated Chromecast, it includes dedicated shortcuts to Disney Plus, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube, plus the usual assortment of playback keys and a generous d-pad for navigation.
All in all, they’ll be a lot of choice when it comes to streaming options on the PS5. By no means is that a bad thing, but it can make it tricky to know which ones are worth your time and money.