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13 Digital Entertainment Apps on PS4 at Launch

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Senior Vice President, Business Development, SCEA

We know you’ve been waiting anxiously for PS4 to finally arrive and we have exciting news to share with you today. Starting Day One, a number of your favorite digital entertainment services like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video will be available with more coming soon.

Amazon Instant Video
Hulu Plus
NBA Game Time
NHL Gamecenter
Redbox Instant

PlayStation is dedicated to giving our fans the best entertainment options on our platforms and we’re proud to share the following services will be available on PS4 starting November 15:

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 system 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 system.

NHL GameCenter LIVE — Instantly stream live out-of-market games in HD quality with your NHL GameCenter LIVE subscription.

Redbox Instant by 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.

Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited — Starting day one, there will be a ton of digital entertainment available, including Sony’s own Music Unlimited, which now has a global catalog of over 22 million songs, and Video Unlimited, an on demand entertainment service that gives you access to a huge selection of Hollywood blockbusters and TV episodes from all major networks, and more.

All entertainment apps can be found in the TV & Video section of PS4’s home screen or in the PlayStation Store. Keep checking the PlayStation Blog for more updates on other new and exciting apps that will be coming to PS4.

Please let us know which entertainment services you’re most excited for on PS4.

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icecoldgangstaa said:

November 7th, 2:45 pm

Yes! Good to know I’ll have Crunchyroll, Crackle, Neflix, and Hulu support on day one!! :)

andycnelson said:

November 7th, 2:49 pm

HBO Go much?

Wrru said:

November 7th, 3:11 pm

Flixster, what about Flixster. It was mentioned on the PS4 announcement awhile back.

wjang said:

November 7th, 3:55 pm

what’s up with youtube? no uploading and now no app?

sully1311 said:

November 7th, 3:59 pm

HBO GO, IGN, VidZone and Flixster are coming soon, just not at launch. It was on the but it seems like they’ve deleted it so we are probably not supposed to know yet!!

SpooNManX said:

November 7th, 4:30 pm

Sony must have had a falling out with Google, so don’t expect a YouTube app anytime soon on the PS4.

They won’t even let you use that handy SHARE button to share your game vids on YouTube.

Is Redbox Instant by Verizon going to be forced on us like it was on the PS3 or will we be able to remove it?

SpooNManX said:

November 7th, 4:31 pm

I’d also like the

PLAY MY OWN DAMN MP3 app added.. Thanks

DeeBG said:

November 7th, 4:41 pm

@50 Sony Music Entertainment licenses out to many network; while I actually prefer the Vevo app and content (I use it on my iPad a lot). For whatever reason, Sony decided to partner with VidZone to provide this content.

@Others There has already been some upset over that fact that videos won’t be able to be natively streamed/captured to YouTube on launch, which seems odd in that YouTube has been trying to get their user streaming service out of beta for a couple of years (maybe Google wants people to use Hangouts instead?). I also think it’s interesting that Music Unlimited (it’s there, they just tacked it on at the end) is the only service provided out of the gate that streams music.

Obviously with TuneIn Radio making an appearance on both the PS3 as well as the Vita, that it would have been possible to have it on the PS4 at launch, but that would go against their plan of having Music Unlimited as the sole built in music streamer (I doubt DLNA media servers will be tightly integrated since you can’t even rip your own CDs to the HDD anymore).

DeeBG said:

November 7th, 4:43 pm

Sorry for the back-to-back posts but I thought this was worth adding. I would wait until the system actually launches before making formal complaints (I’m happy Crunchyroll made the cut but I also worked there for ~8 months so maybe I’m a bit bias), but with Sony stating that they will not offer Music Unlimited at the extremely discounted rates after the “3 months for $3” promotion is over (which I think is what got a lot of us to even check out the service) and taking away content channels while at the same time not adding any additional/replacements, they better have some more news to offer in the next week or the blog/forum might go up in flames. Just be careful what you say on open message boards, as I can see Xbox fans saying, “Oh if you wanted multimedia so bad with your gaming, I guess you should have bought an Xbox One!” or something to that effect =p.


November 7th, 4:56 pm

No TuneIn? :(

DeeBG said:

November 7th, 5:06 pm

@115 Sully, looks like you are absolutely right. While I couldn’t find a cache of the older page, I took the URL of a graphic used on that page and in this case swapped out “epix” for “flixster” and sure enough the content exists as you can see by visiting – hbogo, vidzone and ign all provided graphics as well. Interestingly but probably not surprising, “youtube” results in a 404 error.

Kchow23 said:

November 7th, 5:15 pm

I suppose that the apps that aren’t on the PS3 already probably won’t be there for Canadian PS4 owners. Any idea when we will finally get NBA Game Time? and also Youtube is missing :\

Ry-Dog said:

November 7th, 5:33 pm

is the PS4 gonna get a YouTube app after launch. please Google, release a YouTube app for the PS4 ASAP.

tusunami said:

November 7th, 6:13 pm

And just think these apps are just the beginning there will be more incoming!!!!!!!!!!

Ticalis said:

November 7th, 6:39 pm

Bring the plex app and iheart to psn!

guitarpete987 said:

November 7th, 6:49 pm

I hope that YouTube comes on soon, because aside from Netflix this is the most important app for me that I use on my PS3.

Oh, and I wouldn’t hold my breath on Spotify coming to PS4. As long as Sony is pushing Music Unlimited, I don’t think they would be willing to let a rival music app on their system.

snakeeyes211 said:

November 7th, 6:52 pm


SpooNManX said:

November 7th, 6:59 pm

Please use names when replying. Sony has been deleting a lot of comments and the replies using numbers no longer make sense.

Anyway, why do people find it odd that Music Unlimited is the only music app (and only way ANY music can be listened to on the PS4). You do realize Sony owns it right?

Ayumi666_88 said:

November 7th, 7:22 pm

Pls give us HBO GO

SCoopat said:

November 7th, 7:37 pm

@guitarpete987 and @SpooNManX they allow for competitors to be on the Playstation when it comes to video ( VUDU, Amazon ). So why not allow competitors for music too?

deadreckoning666 said:

November 7th, 7:43 pm

So, is HBO Go confirmed to be coming at SOME point?

SpooNManX said:

November 7th, 7:57 pm

SCoopat: People would protest if they nixed Netflix and Amazon VOD from the PS4.

Sort of how everyone should be protesting about the lack of being able to play our own music on our PS4.
The only people that seem to care are music lovers. The iPod crowd and people who never knew you could play your own music on many PS3 games, don’t have a clue.

TheCraZyCloWn said:

November 7th, 8:10 pm




Twitter integration

Ability to have our own “Apps” meaning Websites Applications

The Weather Network

A better improved Life with PlayStation

PlayStation Home


the list can go on and on…

SpooNManX said:

November 7th, 8:21 pm

I’d be happy if the PS4 can do as much as the 7 year old PS3… MP3, DNLA, YouTube, use 3rd party Bluetooth headsets. Then add the ability to Share your game videos to YouTube.

I think pretty much all of that is expected by most PS3 owners.

UserSkillz said:

November 7th, 9:00 pm

Google+ is a must, not everyone uses facebook.

guitarpete987 said:

November 7th, 9:28 pm


The problem for me is not CDs. It’s not being able to use DLNA to access the huge lossless music library I have stored on my MyBook NAS. Why can’t I do this when I can do it juts fine on my PS4? This just stinks! I’ve already sent Sony several nasty e-mails.

ColonelOCorn said:

November 7th, 9:46 pm

Phil – Aereo and Youtube would be excellent. Aereo is great stuff.

naija_boi86 said:

November 7th, 9:47 pm

please get the timewarner cable app so i can watch my cable on my console!!!

TheCraZyCloWn said:

November 7th, 10:04 pm

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November 7th, 10:07 pm

Got to have minez Netflix

biggunner7 said:

November 7th, 10:36 pm

Big LOL PS4 is coming up and the xbox 360 still has more apps

honkayjeezus said:

November 7th, 10:38 pm

WHERE IS YOUTUBE????????????

biggunner7 said:

November 7th, 10:40 pm

and cant use Bluetooth headsets day 1 C’mon now what a JOKE

RJPhillips said:

November 8th, 1:52 am

Cancelling Sunday Ticket was just disappointing… if you don’s want to sell the subscription please let who does have DirecTV to use it… I am looking forward to the Ps4 but there are alot of disappointments. The main reason I bought my Ps3 on day one was the reverse compatibility… I will not buy the Ps4 for a while because of this horrible lack of hardware. I would have paid an extra $100 for this option…. There will for sure be a delay before I buy a new one…

sirbflo114 said:

November 8th, 3:44 am

The ps3 really has the best user interface when it comes to Amazon and Netflix. Crackle is also pretty good. YouTube used to be slow and clunky but now it is awesome on the ps3 with a much greatly improved user interface especially with speed, video quality and scrolling search. I gotta believe YouTube will soon be on the ps4 after launch…. I would like to see a much better internet browser.

amigaice2 said:

November 8th, 4:25 am

PLEX or DLNA, MP3s, YouTube, Pandora.

Matthawk said:

November 8th, 4:52 am

Skype please, and integrated into the console like Xbox. This was one feature I was looking forward to having before cancelling my Xbone preorder.

my360broke_again said:

November 8th, 5:23 am

So…. As an American in Japan nothing at all that I can use. cool. Pretty stupid that even if I pay for the service I still cant use it just beucase I am in Japan. Its not like Japanese people are going to some how be able to get american credit cards to pay for American Net Flix and watch TV shows and Movies in English.

BIGSI01 said:

November 8th, 7:29 am

What about UK apps? I guess netflix only

KRONOS-- said:

November 8th, 5:56 pm

As a subscriber to Music Unlimited, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu Plus, I’m glad those apps will be available day one on PS4. Thank you!!

AeroChic470 said:

November 8th, 7:52 pm

Do you think HBO Go will show up on the PS4 or will it only be on Xbox???

GooseDaPlaymaker said:

November 8th, 10:47 pm

This is BS. I’ve got BOUGHT MOVIES on my VUDU app for my PS3, I was kinda ASSUMING that all apps would be passed down to the PS4, with new apps alongside it? What is this about? This is total BS…*smGDh*

GooseDaPlaymaker said:

November 8th, 10:48 pm

NOW…we’re talking. :-D

BoNeSaW23 said:

November 9th, 8:54 pm

Where is HBO GO!?! Why cant SONY make this happen?

BoNeSaW23 said:

November 9th, 8:57 pm

I just went back and read more comments after posting and seems like EVERYBODY wants HBO GO!
Anybody at SONY reading/listening to your consumers?

NDGO said:

November 10th, 7:33 am

Since Crackle is owned by Sony, you know what would be nice? If Crackle was free for Playstation Plus Members <3 *hint* *hint*

NDGO said:

November 10th, 7:35 am

Oh and I’d prefer an Xfinity APP as HBOGO doesn’t work to well with Xfinity.

Morteth said:

November 11th, 5:28 am

I wish I lived in USA. I want all those apps too! Living in Europe sucks D:

Welmosca said:

November 13th, 10:05 am

Crunchyroll and NBA for Vita please.

FalconDeadEye said:

November 18th, 7:08 pm

Youtube app,hello!

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