Believe it or not your shiny, new, $400 PlayStation 4 will do more than just play video games. It’s capable of providing a whole spectrum of entertainment options through familiar apps such as Amazon Instant Video and Netflix, as well as more obscure apps that you’ve probably never heard of but it can’t hurt having. Sony has announced that the PS4 with debut with a total of eleven such entertainment apps:
- 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.
“PlayStation is deeply committed to providing the most immersive gaming and entertainment experiences to gamers,” said Phil Rosenberg, senior vice president, business development and publisher relations at SCEA. “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.”
The PlayStation 4 launches on November 15, 2013.