Ahead of its launch, the company confirmed that the Sony PlayStation 5 will come loaded with several online streaming apps. These apps include Apple TV, Disney+, Netflix, Spotify, Twitch, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, MyCanal, Peacock, and more.
Two versions of the console will be available for purchase at launch - the regular console and the PS5 Digital Edition, which comes without a disc drive.
The biggest name missing from that list however is HBO Max, the WarnerMedia streaming service which - despite seeing a successful first few months - is now in the midst of carriage disputes with Amazon and Roku. Additionally, the company also mentioned that more apps will be added to the list in the near future.
In a blog post, Sony's Phil Rosenberg has detailed which services should be available on day one, and the predictable candidates are all there, including Netflix, Disney+, YouTube and Twitch, as well as Apple TV, which is fresh and new to the PlayStation platform. Luckily, for those that have secured a pre-order for the upcoming PlayStation 5 console, it looks like it'll launch with streaming services pre-loaded.
The PS5 console also features a new Control Center to make controlling music easier, so you can quickly switch between channels, skip, and pause your music. The men worked on various aspects of the PlayStation 5 console, which can be seen in the video as well. You won't need to download any of the entertainment apps through the PS Store, they will simply be there in the Media section of the UI. And, the users will be able to experience it through Media Remote, which will be provided alongside the console. They're also pushing their new Media Remote, which can power on the console as expected, as well as instantly launch apps with a dedicated button: the four of which are Disney+, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube.