When Sony's Playstation 4 next-generation console launches on November 15, there are 11 available online apps that will launch alongside it as well.
On November 15, Sony launches its Playstation 4 next-generation console to consumers. Asides from the consoles, there are plenty of games that will be launching alongside the Playstation 4. However, Sony is aiming to make Playstation 4 more than just a gaming console; it aims to make the console into a complete entertainment system. With online streaming increasing in popularity, many streaming services are expanding to gaming consoles.
One example would be Viz Media's “Neon Alley” streaming anime service for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. Asides from a bunch of games being launched with the Playstation 4, Sony has given confirmation of 11 apps for the console that will be available at launch.
The 11 apps are as follows: Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Crunchyroll, EPIX, Hulu Plus, Music Unlimited, NBA Game Time, Netflix, NHL GameCenter LIVE, Redbox Instant by Verizon, Video Unlimited, VUDU, and YuppTV. Currently, Crackle, Hulu and Netflix have original content available for viewing.
Amazon Instant Video is the online streaming service provided by Amazon. Crackle is an online streaming service that offers free and often original content. Redbox, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and VUDU work in a similar fashion. For anime lovers, there is the Crunchyroll app that they can take advantage of; also, this app is useful for those that like Korean dramas. YuppTV is geared towards the demographic that enjoys quality programming coming out of India. For the sports fans, there's NHL GameCenter LIVE and NBA Game Time.
In related Netflix news, it has been announced that the streaming service has entered into a partnership with Marvel Comics. Starting 2015, Netflix will be streaming 5 original live-action Marvel Comics series: “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” “Jessica Jones,” and “The Defenders.” All five take place in the same story universe with the first four building up to the fifth series which will be a mini-series.
These apps launch with the Playstation 4 on November 15.