Sony revealed the list of auxiliary applications that will be available on Playstation 4 in the U.S. on launch day, this November 15. A total of 11 apps can be found on the PS4 ecosystem, but bear in mind that some may come with additional fees.
Primarily, the list consists of several hubs for TV shows and movies, as well as some sports channels. It will need to compete with Xbox One’s earlier reveal of on-screen fantasy sports lineups for the latter, which is not an easy task.
Naturally, you’ll need to be connected to the internet to use these online services.
The list of applications is as follows:
- Amazon Instant Video: Stream TV shows and films from a large library, either by piece or through a Prime Instant Video subscription for unlimited access.
- Crackle: TV and movie streaming. Includes features like Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.
- Crunchyroll: Tastefully offensive brand that offers anime features available for viewing nearly instantly after Japanese broadcast.
- EPIX: Documentaries, comedy and blockbusters like The Avengers for authenticated subscribers on the PS4
- Hulu Plus: Unlimited TV show streaming service, with classics like Family Guy.
- NBA Game Time: Basketball broadcasting, complete with schedules, replays, score tables and other statistics.
- Netflix: TV programs and movies streaming. This comes with its own line of exclusive titles, like Orange is the New Black.
- NHL GameCenter LIVE: Subscription-based ice hockey network.
- Redbox Instant by Verizon: Streaming films for subscribers. It also doubles up as a physical renting system through their kiosk. Four rentals awarded each month.
- VUDU: Stream HD movies and TV shows, including titles that arrive prior to DVD release.
- YuppTV: Large selection of Indian TV channels, as well as some films.
Apart from these apps, Sony also still offers its Music Unlimited database, which holds over 22 million songs.
On that note, a recent explanation from Sony revealed that the PS4 would not support .mp3 files and won’t be usable as a media center. It looks like your only option is using these applications, which Sony graciously provides.