Sony’s PlayStation 4 launches on Nov. 15 in North America, and much like Microsoft is claiming its Xbox One is about more than just games, Sony’s PS4 is a multimedia entertainment device as well. Last year, the PS3 became the top Netflix streaming device in the living room, for instance. The PS4 looks to be continuing that tradition, as Sony today unveiled the full list of PS4 apps that will be available at the next-gen console’s launch.
Available through the PlayStation Network (PSN), PS4 owners will have access to a full portfolio of services starting on day one. These services and PS4 apps will present everything from movies and television shows to live sports and anime programs. All entertainment apps will be available for download via the PlayStation Store.
The full list of PS4 apps available for download beginning on Nov. 15 include:
- 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 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.
- NHL GameCenter LIVE: Instantly stream live out-of-market games in HD quality with your NHL GameCenter LIVE subscription.
- Redbox Instant: 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 they¹re 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.
These apps will be in addition to Sony’s own Music Unlimited service, a cloud-based streaming music service with a global catalog of more than 22 million songs. The third-party video PS4 apps, meanwhile, will be in addition to Sony’s Video Unlimited, an on-demand entertainment service that provides access to hit movies, select classics and TV shows from hundreds of studios and networks across nine countries. Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited will both be available for PS4 at launch.