Sony has revealed all of the streaming applications that will be available on the PlayStation 5 once it is released next month. There are only a few weeks left until the launch of Sony’s next-gen console and the company recently showcased the PlayStation 5’s new and improved user interface which features a stylish new design and a few new features that make the experience of switching in and out of games on the system almost flawless.
Aside from the user interface, Sony has also made several intriguing changes to some of the system’s features that were previously available in its past consoles. This includes an overhaul of the PlayStation trophy system that will now contain more rewards like profile pictures and others. Obviously, there are some huge enhancements as well, but some of the most interesting news comes from returning apps and features.
In a new post from the official PlayStation Blog, Phil Rosenberg – the Head of Global Partner Development and Relations – announced the streaming applications and services that will be available on the PlayStation 5 as soon as it’s released.
Gamers can expect YouTube, Twitch, Spotify, Netflix, Disney+, and Apple TV to be accessible on the next-gen console. Some of these streaming apps will feature committed unification with the PlayStation 5, such as the ability to stream songs on Spotify in the background and the option to share and broadcast playtime on YouTube.
The article also revealed that other streaming applications will also be made available on the console in the near future such as Peacock, Hulu, MyCanal, Amazon Prime Video, and more. Streaming applications on the PlayStation 5 will be available via the PlayStation 5’s dedicated Media space, eliminating the process of system owners downloading these apps on the PlayStation Store.
Based on the post, users will be able to change between the console’s dedicated Game and Media spaces quickly and effortlessly while the new Control Center will let owners to easily maneuver music playback on the PlayStation 5.
Finally, the recently revealed Media Remote accessory for the PlayStation 5 will be available for purchase as soon as the next-gen console is released and will be capable of turning on the console, play media, adjust the console’s volume and compatible television’s settings, and will be installed with dedicated buttons for YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, and Disney+.
The PlayStation 5 having a few streaming apps already available on the system once it releases certainly gives future owners another reason to be hyped about the console’s launch. Having these streaming apps immediately accessible on the PlayStation 5 will make it simpler for the system to incorporate itself into the player’s home entertainment systems.
Unfortunately, those who are planning to buy a PlayStation 5 in Southeast Asia may have to wait longer to get Sony’s next-gen console as rumors of are pointing out that the region might experience a delayed launch to 2021.