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These are the entertainment apps to be available on the PlayStation 5 from launch

The PlayStation 5's Media Remote. (Source: Sony)
The PlayStation 5's Media Remote. (Source: Sony)
A Sony executive's latest blog post has revealed that 6 different major content-streaming platforms will be compatible with the PlayStation 5 from day 1. They include Spotify, YouTube, Disney Plus and Netflix, which will get their own dedicated buttons on the console's also newly-announced Media Remote. Other apps may become available thereafter.

The prevailing climate of Covid-19 lockdowns may drive demand for electronics that can handle gaming, streaming and other means of passing the time in one. Sony appears eager to address this, which is just as well as the PlayStation 5 (PS5) heads towards its release. The company's head of global partner development and relations, Phil Rosenberg, has just outlined the console's streaming compatibility out of the box.

Accordingly, it seems the PS5 will be able to run Spotify, YouTube, Disney+, Netflix, Apple TV and Twitch by default, the content from which will be managed in a dedicated Media Space. Of these, Twitch is now touted to be "deeply integrated" into the console's UX, which include options for live-chatting and gameplay-sharing.

Then again, it is not one of the few with branded buttons right on its Media Remote, a new non-gaming peripheral finished in DualSense white. (The executive did not mention whether it is to be an optional purchase or not.)

Its controls should summon the corresponding app right from the PS5's previously-teased UI. Rosenberg has also noted that the hotly-anticipated new cosole should also pick up first-party versions of other services, including Hulu, Prime Video, MyCanal and Peacock, in the near future.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-10-23 (Update: 2020-10-26)