PlayStation 4 launch-day apps confirmed

Sony confirms 11 entertainment applications will be available at launch on November 15, including Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and Hulu Plus.

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When the PlayStation 4 launches next Friday, users will be able to download 11 entertainment applications, including Netflix and Hulu Plus, Sony announced today.

In addition to Netflix and Hulu Plus, PS4 users will be able to download apps for Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Crunchyroll, EPIX, NBA Game Time, NHL GameCenter Live, Redbox Instant, VUDU, and YuppTV.

This list is specific to the United States. Sony has not provided a list of apps for Europe or other regions.

A PlayStation Plus subscription ($50/year) is not required to access these entertainment apps, Sony confirmed last week as part of a comprehensive PS4 FAQ. However, users will need to have a separate subscription for individual services.

These 11 entertainment apps are in addition to Sony's own Music Unlimited streaming service and Video Unlimited, the company's on-demand movie and TV program.

"The PS4 is the most powerful gaming system ever created, which enables us, along with our partners, to add amazing entertainment options to the platform that we know PlayStation fans are going to love," SCEA senior vice president of business development Phil Rosenberg said.

The PS4 launches on November 15 for $400. Microsoft has not yet disclosed a list of entertainment apps that will be available for that platform's launch on November 22.

Discussion

224 comments
cnx2022
cnx2022

It is getting so god damn annoying to get hyped over a new product, only to purchase it, and you find out you are just a guinea pig for all its bugs, glitches and defects (BF4 anyone?)

I hope this shit lives up to the hype, and it does not need a whole bunch of patches, or worse, use of warranty because of fuck ups.

cnx2022
cnx2022

I wonder if BF4 will be the same piece of shit it is now on my PS3. It is terrible

Shane Munoz
Shane Munoz

OH YAY, Sensationalism. Download 11 entertainment applications. WTF? Another console that will be cool for 2 to 3 years when developers can not squeeze anymore out of the system. Then it will be on sale for the magic price point of 199.99. Wake up sheep. Build a PC. You will thank me in the long run.

Frederick Quatman
Frederick Quatman

Nope, they are going for 800p 30fps for a "cinematic feel". Doesn't matter why they are doing it. As the years go on you'll see native resolution go down so they can add better detail to the graphics themselves. Why do you think PS4 has a hardware up-scaler too? People thinking the PS4 is the only console that can do 1080p is just fanboy BS.

Pete Migneault
Pete Migneault

I thought it was just for gaming? Because PS4 buyers are the "real" hardcore gamers...sigh...

無限烏
無限烏

Just say nothing next time, will make you look less biased and stupid.

Thomas Haworth-Hagin
Thomas Haworth-Hagin

stop bitching about 720 and 1080p. it depends on what t.v. size you have if you have 50 inch diagonal and you ten feet away you cant tell the difference between 720 ans 1080p

NickPreveza
NickPreveza

Thats just great ... now bring these services into my Country Sony ! ( Greece , getting the ps4 at 13.12.13 )

Henry Ojeda
Henry Ojeda

Same apps the ps3 and xbox 360 have.

Evan Lambert
Evan Lambert

All the options PC users already have =D

Usman Minibell
Usman Minibell

Gonna wait until 2014 before buying a Ps4, I love still my PS3 and it's 5 years old.

Teo Twenty-Two
Teo Twenty-Two

I'm sure they'll do something with it, anyway we already know that ps4 can play music during gameplay... That means somehow you can add it to your system...

David Belmonte
David Belmonte

Didn't they say that there was a patch for that on day 1?

Neil Radtke
Neil Radtke

dude gross and ewww. you are one sick fucked in the head person John. I really hope you don't say that to the person when you pick up you piece of crap console and yes the PS4 is a piece of crap seeing as you wont be able to play Blu-ray movies on it in about a month or two after launch

Neil Radtke
Neil Radtke

well there goes a nice little chunk of internet downloads everyone needed

Brent Platt
Brent Platt

Isn't the Order stiill in development? Those stats could change before release. Anyways, both systems seem to be great, but I've been burned too many times by Microsoft to get an Xbox One. If you really want any game 1080p 60 FPS, just build a gaming PC.

Robert Bell
Robert Bell

So what who wants a game that needs overly sized files downloaded for every damn game they want

Sean DeMarco
Sean DeMarco

Nobody will open their PS4s as they will be too busy trying to resell them.

Michael Wise
Michael Wise

11 Apps I have no interest in. Games is all I need in a console.

Andre Figueroa
Andre Figueroa

Yes it did ! Check for yourself ! The number is also misleading I had 3 360's because of red ring 1 ps3 from day one launch !

Ryan D. Holtmeier
Ryan D. Holtmeier

No it didnt. Ps3 is a good system and if it had come out the same time as the 360 it may have but it has not.

Ryan D. Holtmeier
Ryan D. Holtmeier

Yes but it's still a demo, from nearly 6 months ago and plans change. They do not reflect the actual end result. All current articles point towards 720p. When there is an official announcement stating that it will run 1080p at 60fps then I will commend you for being right. Currently there is no proof that the game will run those specs, though everything is all rumors and still no official word.

Nick Salazar
Nick Salazar

Yes it did but still getting both systems.

Andre Figueroa
Andre Figueroa

Enjoy your $500.00 voice remote control while I play games !

Andre Figueroa
Andre Figueroa

How do you figure ps3 took awhile but it did sell more then 360!

Nick Salazar
Nick Salazar

Well I can't wait to get both systems. But waiting till 2014 for Xbox one because that's when external Hard drive,Titan Fall,UFC and Firmware and as well as app updates are suppose to happen for Xbox one.I still think Ps4 will win this generation like Xbox 360 won this generation. How about enjoying both systems,Both Exclusives,and Enjoy the games as well as the different stuff each system will have. I've always bought both systems and I've always liked both systems so this generation will be no different.

Shibby Distel Shibaabadu
Shibby Distel Shibaabadu

Ryan David Holtimer rather than looking at a 3rd party review find the interview with the actual game developers who stated it. I'd much rather believe the people who made the game over a tabloid group who has had no hands on experience with it.

Corey Rooney
Corey Rooney

These systems are so advanced now that every game should run at 1080p and 60fps.

Chris Houston
Chris Houston

I'm sorry Ryan David Holtmeier but Xbox one got the better line up from jump and half of what's coming out for Sony is coming out for Xbox

Ryan D. Holtmeier
Ryan D. Holtmeier

There isn't really any true confirmation that it does, but most are leaning towards 720p.

Nikki Rain Badger
Nikki Rain Badger

What about the people getting their PS4s early from the Taco Bell giveaway?

Ryan D. Holtmeier
Ryan D. Holtmeier

I am one to not really care about graphics, as long as the game has a good story. The PS4 has a great lineup as does the XOne. However, at the present time, I would get a PS4 over an XOne since it doesn't have anything the interests me currently. I will eventually have both.

Chris Houston
Chris Houston

Eric Pena don't try to act hard behind a keyboard kid please stay in your lane

KurokaKisho
KurokaKisho

@Четверть жизни I know that feel...

triton1977
triton1977

@KurokaKisho They forgot about us...as usual.

No apps, no Gaikai, whining about Europes internet structure when USA's is much worse = NO PS4 for me.