According to Sony itself, Apple’s TV app will be launching on both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 on November 12, the same day the company’s eagerly-awaited new PlayStation 5 console is scheduled to go on sale.
The announcement was made today on Sony’s official PlayStation blog.
With the TV app, PlayStation 4 and 5 owners will be able to enjoy Apple TV+, Apple TV channels, new and popular movies, as well as personalized, curated recommendations. “That means users can enjoy Apple Originals like ‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’, ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Morning Show’ through Apple TV+, subscribe to premium channels and buy or rent movies and TV shows and access past purchases from Apple,” the post explains.
Other entertainment services will be added to the PlayStation software too, including Disney+, Netflix, Spotify, Twitch and YouTube. Additional streaming apps coming to the PlayStation 5 include Amazon Prime Video, MyCanal, Hulu, Peacock and more.
You won’t need to download these video apps separately:
Within the Media space, you’ll no longer need to download entertainment apps through PS Store — it’s all in the Media space. Creating dedicated Game and Media spaces for the PS5 user experience will make it fast and easy to switch between gaming and entertainment content whenever you want. The PS5 console also features a new Control Center that makes controlling your music easier than ever before, so you can quickly switch between channels, skip, and pause your music.
Sony’s new Media Remote will be available at launch.
The remote features dedicated launch buttons for the Disney+, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube apps. No word of Apple TV+ in this context. Are these button assignments paid placements or something that Sony chooses to implement on its own? Curious to know…