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PlayStation 4 launch day entertainment apps include Hulu and Netflix

Sony would like you to be aware that the PlayStation 4 is far more than a video game console: it's a "computer entertainment system." A grand eleven third-party streaming video services will be available when the PS4 launches on November 15, Sony confirmed today, showing everything from anime to hockey.

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Sony would like you to be aware that the PlayStation 4 is far more than a video game console: it's a "computer entertainment system." A grand eleven third-party streaming video services will be available when the PS4 launches on November 15, Sony confirmed today, showing everything from anime to hockey.

Here's the official list of what'll be on offer, with their official descriptions:

  • Amazon Instant Video - Amazon Instant Video offers two great ways to watch movies and TV shows instantly, anywhere. Buy or rent from a selection of more than 150,000 titles or subscribe to Prime Instant Video and get unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes.

  • Crackle - A part of Sony Pictures Television, Crackle is a freely accessible multi-platform television network delivering original series such as Emmy Award nominated Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and hit movies and television programs in a variety of genres.

  • Crunchyroll - Watch the latest and best selection of Anime right from Japan such as Naruto Shippuden, Attack on Titan, Bleach and more up to one-hour after Japanese broadcast!

  • EPIX - Authenticated subscribers on the PS4 system can instantly access and stream more than 3,000 titles on-demand, including top blockbusters such as The Avengers and The Hunger Games in HD, classic Hollywood franchises, award-winning original documentaries plus music and comedy specials.

  • Hulu Plus - Hulu Plus offers unlimited instant streaming of current hit shows like Family Guy, The Simpsons, and South Park as well as original series including The Awesomes and The Wrong Mans.

  • NBA Game Time - Stay connected to live out-of-market NBA game action on the PS4 system with NBA LEAGUE PASS Broadband on an authenticated basis for subscribers. Get access to real time stats, complete scores, stats and schedules for every game, and video highlights and recaps.

  • Netflix - Netflix members can instantly watch a wide variety of TV shows and movies, including exclusive series such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, on the PS4 system.

  • NHL GameCenter LIVE - Instantly stream live out-of-market games in HD quality with your NHL GameCenter LIVE subscription.

  • Redbox Instant by Verizon -Subscribers can stream from a library of hit movies on the PS4 system and receive 4 DVD or Blu-Ray rental nights every month for new releases at the Redbox kiosk. Everyone can purchase and rent the latest movies on-demand.

  • VUDU - Watch the world's largest selection of HD movies and TV shows, including thousands of blockbusters, Hollywood classics and indies. Stream new releases before they're available on DVD, or build a collection of favorites without ever paying for a subscription.

  • YuppTV - YuppTV offers over 150 Indian TV channels Live and on demand, including a selection of over 600 Movies to watch anytime, anywhere.

Of course, subscription fees and additional costs and so on will apply for each service.

From The Chatty

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    November 7, 2013 6:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, PlayStation 4 launch day entertainment apps include Hulu and Netflix.

    Sony would like you to be aware that the PlayStation 4 is far more than a video game console: it's a "computer entertainment system." A grand eleven third-party streaming video services will be available when the PS4 launches on November 15, Sony confirmed today, showing everything from anime to hockey.

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      November 7, 2013 6:54 AM

      Well, shit son, you BETTER have Netlifx up and running on day one! This device is bumping my 360 out from under my TV and I watch more Netflix than I do cable. Hulu and Amazon are very important as well.

      I'm actually strangely excited for new Amazon and Netflix apps because my 360 has been sooooooo slooooow lately. MS has obviously turned the kill switch on in their current console to get people to upgrade to the Xbox One just kidding relax. My 360 has just been more and more miserable to use lately... slow start up, menus are slow, downloads are slow (on a wired connection).

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      November 7, 2013 6:55 AM

      Still lacking. They need to wrangle in HBO, by any means necessary. They need a YouTube app, MLB, Vimeo, NFL, and maybe even some social apps.

      Microsoft is almost sure to have all these things and then some. MS has actually made a strong case for being the input 1 device in my opinion.

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        November 7, 2013 8:50 AM

        They won't get NFL period.

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        November 7, 2013 6:11 PM

        I take it, from your post, that is no YouTube app on the PS3? WTF?

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      November 7, 2013 7:07 AM

      I don't think I ever used any apps on my 360 or PS3 other than Netflix and NHL Gamecenter.

      And I consider myself more than just an average user of game consoles.

      I can't imagine apps are critical to a majority of the gamers.

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      November 7, 2013 7:11 AM

      Yay!! I moved the PS3 upstairs and have had to use the Wii because for some reason MS wants me to pay them so I can use Netflix or Amazon. The PS4 will be my new living room entertainment center.

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        November 7, 2013 9:51 AM

        Such a dumb move on their part. For the longest time I turned the Wii on more often than the 360. Now it is all Android. How many downloadable titles would I have bought if they hadn't done that?

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          November 7, 2013 10:27 AM

          At least they are confident!

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      November 7, 2013 7:53 AM

      I'm glad to see Amazon Prime is on that list.

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      November 7, 2013 8:21 AM

      Needs HBOGo eventually!

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        November 7, 2013 9:11 AM

        what the fuckkkkkk is taking so long

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        November 7, 2013 8:35 PM

        I wonder what the problem is there? Exclusive deal with XBOX?

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      November 7, 2013 8:36 AM

      No twitch? :(

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        November 7, 2013 8:50 AM

        I think Twitch is Xbox exclusive... I might be wrong.

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          November 7, 2013 9:18 AM

          There will be Twitch support for recording and viewing, but I don't think it'll be available at launch.

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          November 7, 2013 9:21 AM

          IIRC, PS4 can use twitch for streaming, but there's no app to watch stuff that I've heard of (nor was there on PS3, and all of this stuff looks to be the same video apps PS3 had).

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            November 7, 2013 9:48 AM

            Yes, it's less likely for this feature to come to the PS4, since the PS4 is set to include a remote-gameplay feed already. That's one of the features they've been talking up for awhile.

            Not just remote-watching with other PS4 gamers, but remote-play with their game.

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      November 7, 2013 9:39 AM

      no dlna though

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        November 7, 2013 9:53 AM

        Their response online has made it sound like that might happen later, which is fine with me. I mean, I'd rather be able to do it on PS4, but it'll still work on my PS3 and eventually I'll cave and get something just built for that.

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        November 7, 2013 9:55 AM

        I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if a couple of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

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          November 7, 2013 6:09 PM

          Oh, let me correct that - you meant as if hundreds of thousands of people suddenly cried out in terror. ;)

          FTFY

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      November 7, 2013 7:20 PM

      and you forgot 'most are likely only available in the US'

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      November 7, 2013 8:11 PM

      Still want to know how the heck I'm going to work this into my entertainment system without an IR port. So dumb. :/