With the big launch of the PlayStation 4 only days away, Sony have revealed the apps and services that will be available to you at launch.
The PlayStation has always been one for great entertainment options through all platforms and the PlayStation 4 is certainly no different with apps and services being made available including Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, IGN, BBC and VidZone
Also, whilst other consoles require a subscription in order to get into these great services, PS4 users can access all of these features without subscribing to PlayStation Plus. The list of services include:
Music Unlimited – a cloud-based digital music streaming service that hosts a global catalogue of over 20 million licensed songs including all major labels, leading independent labels, and major publishers worldwide. The Music Unlimited service is the ultimate music subscription service for users who want to play their music whenever and wherever and will be available on PS4 from launch day.
Video Unlimited – the Video Store of PlayStation Store – an à la carte video streaming/download service that features thousands of movies, including the latest blockbusters and classic films from every major studio, as well as independent studios from across the globe, in standard definition, 1080p HD and 3D. It also features a selection of popular TV shows from a wide variety of content providers. Movies are available to rent or buy without subscription, with rental movies available to start viewing up to 30 days from purchase, and can be viewed multiple times within 48 hours on the same device once viewing begins. The Video Unlimited service will also be available on PS4 from launch day on November 29th.
There will also be a number of apps coming between launch and December 4th including:
BBC iPlayer – enjoy BBC TV all in one place, allowing users to watch and listen to programmes on their TV using a PS4. With over 400 hours of TV and Radio there is always something to suit every taste (29th November)
VidZone – PS4 users can stream thousands of music videos directly – with no limit to how many personalized video playlists can be created. VidZone is updated constantly with the latest music and all time classics, with the added incentive that users can instantly let their friends know which videos they recommend by sharing via Facebook (December)
Amazon/LOVEFiLM – Streaming unlimited movies and TV Series direct to your PS4 is easier than ever. Connecting is easy, with users simply logging in with their normal LOVEFiLM username and password then choosing from thousands of films to watch instantly (29th November)
Netflix – you can watch what you want, when you want, with no adverts or hassle. Bringing the world of cinema and TV straight into your home quickly and easily, the Netflix service will be available to all PS4 users from launch day. (29th November)
Other services that will be available at launch include greats such as BBC Sports, BBC News, Wuaki.tv, Total Channel, Demand5, RTBF, NOS Sports, Ximon, Watchever, maxdome & Viaplay and then joined by Quickflix on 4th December
There will also be a further 20+ apps and services made by Spring 2014. This will include Game One, FilmoTV and TuneIn – the latter letting PS4 users listen to the world’s sports, news, talk, podcasts, interviews and music from over 100,000 global radio stations and 2 million on-demand programmes.
The launch services and the territories that they will be available are:
|IGN||AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, DENMARK, GERMANY, INDIA, IRELAND, ITALY, KUWAIT, LUXEMBOURG, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, QATAR, SOUTH AFRICA, SAUDI ARABIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, UAE, UK|
|Netflix||DENMARK, FINLAND, IRELAND, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, SWEDEN, UNITED KINGDOM|
|Amazon / LOVEFiLM||GERMANY, UNITED KINGDOM|
|Viaplay||DENMARK, FINLAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN|
|Music Unlimited||UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand|
|Video Unlimited||Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK|
|VidZone||AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, IRELAND, ITALY, LUXEMBOURG, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM|
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