Apple TV+, Media Remote are Coming to PlayStation 5

Posted on October 22, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Apple TV+, Disney+, Music + Videos, Netflix, PlayStation, Spotify, YouTube with 16 Comments

Apple TV+ will be among several top-tier media services available on the PlayStation 5 when it launches next month, Sony said today.

“We know that for many of you, your PlayStation console doesn’t get shut off when you’re done playing games,” Sony’s Phil Rosenberg writes. “Entertainment like movies, TV shows, music, and gaming livestreams only add to the PlayStation experience. As we continue on our road to PS5 launch, we’re pleased to announce some of the entertainment apps scheduled to hit the PS5 console on day one, with more apps to come in the future.”

Those apps are:

  • Apple TV+
  • Disney+
  • Netflix
  • Spotify
  • Twitch
  • YouTube

Sony also says that Amazon Prime Video, MyCanal, Hulu, Peacock, and other services will be added soon.

Additionally, Sony says that it will have a new Media Remote available for the PS5 at launch, but it provided no pricing information.

“Users can power on the PS5 console and quickly navigate media with built-in play/pause, fast forward and fast reverse controls,” Rosenberg says of the remote. “The remote also lets users adjust volume and power settings on compatible TVs, and also features dedicated launch buttons for the following entertainment apps, Disney+ Netflix, Spotify and YouTube.”

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