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Thursday, November 07, 2013
Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Plus Among PS4 Entertainment Apps
Sony has announced a total of eleven entertainment apps that will be available on the PlayStation 4 at launch.
From day one, a number of digital entertainment services like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video will be available with more coming soon. The following services will be available on PS4 starting November 15:
- Amazon Instant Video - Over 150,000 titles available to rent or purchase, including new release movies and in-season TV episodes.
- Crackle - A part of Sony Pictures Television, Crackle is a freely accessible multi-platform television network delivering original series and hit movies and television programs in a variety of genres.
- Crunchyroll - Watch the latest 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 access and stream more than 3,000 titles on-demand and in HD, classic Hollywood franchises, original documentaries plus music and comedy specials.
- Hulu Plus - Hulu Plus offers unlimited instant streaming of current hit shows as well as original series.
- 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.
- Netflix - Netflix members can instantly watch a wide variety of TV shows and movies, including exclusive series 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.
All entertainment apps can be found in the TV & Video section of PS4's home screen or in the PlayStation Store.
Microsoft has yet to detail the apps that will be available on the PS4's main rival, the Xbox One, which launches a week later. But the company has positioned the Xbox as a more full-service living room entertainment box.