Sony has lifted the lid on which entertainment apps are coming to the PS5 and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s basically all of them.
You may have noticed that Amazon Prime Video is missing, however. Sony hasn’t clarified why it won’t be available from the get go, but has promised its on the way along with MyCanal, Hulu and Peacock in the near future.
Available alongside the PS5 at launch, users can purchase the new Media Remote which offers convenient access to all your entertainment on PS5.
You can adjust volume and power settings on compatible TVs, and it also comes with dedicated launch buttons for Disney Plus, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. It costs $29.99 / £24.99 and is available to pre-order now.
Just like on PS4, you’ll be able to play your favorite tracks from Spotify as background music while you game, a feature that took quite a while to make it onto PS4, and Twitch will once again allow you to livestream your gameplay straight from the console.
Sony does note that a PlayStation Network is required to use these services, and that some streaming apps will require paid subscriptions or are region specific, as you’d expect.