Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu Among 11 Entertainment Apps to Launch with PlayStation 4

Xbox One PlayStation 4

Announcement comes ahead of the PS4's launch on Nov. 15

Sony said Thursday that its PlayStation 4 will launch with 11 entertainment and sports apps when the new videogame console becomes available Nov. 15.

Those will include Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Crunchyroll, Epix, NBA Game Time, NHL Gamecenter, Redbox Instant, Vudu and YuppTV, with more set to be added later.

Many of the streaming apps were expected, given that they’re currently available on the PlayStation 3. Sony likes to tout that more people stream entertainment through Netflix on the PS3 than the rival Xbox 360 from Microsoft.

The addition of the apps are key for Sony as it looks to position the PlayStation 4 as more than just a gaming device and more of a hub for all forms of entertainment — something Microsoft is also pushing with the Xbox One, to the point where the name is even meant to reflect that.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 3

Leave a Reply

3 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. tvangelist says:

    Is it an IPTV Set Top Box or a Gaming Machine? This is cannibalisation of their own proper business model…

  2. film11 says:

    And yet Sony has just eliminated Best Buy’s CinemaNow service from all their devices.

More Digital News from Variety

Loading