Apple TV, Disney+, Netflix, Spotify, Twitch and YouTube will be available on day one, SIE’s head of partner development Phil Rosenberg said in a new blog post. Additional streaming apps coming to PS5 include Amazon Prime Video, MyCanal, Hulu, Peacock, and more, he said.
As detailed in a recent PS5 system menu reveal, streaming entertainment apps will have a dedicated space on the console’s home screen, and the apps themselves will no longer need to be downloaded via the PlayStation Store.
According to Rosenberg, creating dedicated Game and Media spaces for the PS5 user experience “will make it fast and easy to switch between gaming and entertainment content whenever you want.”
Players will also be able to control their music via the new Control Center menu, which appears over the top of gameplay when the PlayStation button is pressed.
At the launch of PS5, a new Media Remote will be available for navigating and controlling the entertainment experience on the console.
The PlayStation 5 release date is November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. The rest of the world will get the console a week later on November 19.
PS5 is priced at $500/€500/£450 for the standard edition and $400/€400/£360 for the Digital Edition, with the only difference between them being the former’s inclusion of a disc drive.