Sony confirms Disney+, Netflix, and other entertainment apps on PS5 at launch

The PlayStation 5 will launch with some of the most popular entertainment apps.

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The PlayStation 5 is merely weeks away. That being said, many details about the next-gen console remain shrouded in mystery. It was only in recent weeks that we learned about the console’s basic social and memory features, and now Sony is shedding light on the PS5’s entertainment capabilities. Sony has revealed all of the entertainment apps that will be available on the PlayStation 5 at launch.

A post was made to the PlayStation website on October 22, detailing the entertainment features on PS5. Back during the console reveal, we saw the PlayStation 5’s entertainment remote, which includes dedicated buttons to streaming apps like Netflix and Disney+. 

All entertainment apps available on the PlayStation 5 at launch:

  • Apple TV
  • Disney+
  • Netflix
  • Spotify
  • Twitch
  • YouTube

It’s a solid lineup, and certainly reassuring for players that use their console for more than just gaming. It’s also more than we saw the PS4 launch with, as it took time for the console to build up its library of third-party apps. Though it is a decent launch lineup, there are some notable omissions. Both Hulu and Amazon Prime Video will not be available on the PS5 at launch, however, Sony has confirmed that those will arrive soon.

With the PS5 sporting all sorts of technological bells and whistles, it’s likely that the console will be an excellent system for watching movies, TV, and livestreams. The media remote is one of the PlayStation 5’s several accessories, and will be used to navigate these entertainment apps. The remote costs $29.99, and will actually launch on October 30, a couple weeks before the console’s launch. For everything next-gen, stick with us here on Shacknews.

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Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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