PlayStation 5 to Include New Media Experience and Streaming Apps on Day One

PlayStation 5

Game company Sony Interactive Entertainment recently confirmed that the upcoming next-generation console PlayStation 5 will be offering the latest media and streaming apps on day one.

According to Global Partner Development and Relations Head Phil Rosenberg, owners of the PS5 will be able to enjoy the latest entertainment apps will be available on day one with more of them in the near future. Check out the list of apps that can be enjoyed on launch day:

Apple TV

  • Enjoy Apple TV+, Apple TV channels, new and popular movies, and personalized, curated recommendations on the Apple TV app. That means users can enjoy Apple Originals like Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, Ted Lasso, and The Morning Show through Apple TV+, subscribe to premium channels, and buy or rent movies and TV shows and access past purchases from Apple. The Apple TV app will also be available on PS4.


  • The dedicated home for movies, shows, shorts, and originals from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. From original series like The Mandalorian, to fan favorites like The Simpsons, you can watch your favorite stories right from your PS5 console.


  • Catch up on top entertainment hits such as Stranger Things, The Haunting of Bly Manor and more. With thousands of TV episodes and movies in Netflix’s library, there’s plenty to choose from.


  • Listen while you play. Just as with PS4, users can play their favorite songs as background music in-game with Spotify. You can choose from more than 60 million songs while you’re battling bosses or roaming through an open-world adventure.


  • With a deeply integrated Twitch experience on PS5, you can now watch or livestream your favorite gameplay and chat live about the best moments with fellow gamers throughout the many diverse and dynamic communities.


  • Also integrated with PS5, you can broadcast and share your epic gameplay moments directly to your YouTube channel, or sit back and watch new and trending content shared from around the world.

Additional streaming apps* coming to PS5 include Amazon Prime Video, MyCanal, Hulu, Peacock, and more.

SIE confirms that there will be a dedicated space exclusively for media entertainment. This will be located right next to the Game home screen, which will make it easier for players to quickly switch between Game or Media content.

The Media space will offer all of the entertainment apps players need and there will be no need to download them via the PS Store. This makes it easier for them to get the latest apps when offered.

There is also a Media Remote that will be offered at launch, which will be a more convenient way to navigate and control the entertainment experience on the PS5. With it, they can power up the PS5 console and quickly navigate media with the built-in play/pause, fast forward, and fast reverse controls. It also allows them to adjust volume and power settings on compatible TVs. It even has dedicated launch buttons for certain apps like Disney+, Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube.

PlayStation 5 launches on November 12 in the US, Japan, and a few select countries. The rest of the world will get it on November 19.

Source: PlayStation Blog