PS5 will support the best streaming apps at launch, including Apple TV

PS5 Media Remote
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Update: Sony has since clarified that Amazon Prime Video will be available at launch on PS5. We've updated the article accordingly.

Sony has lifted the lid on which entertainment apps are coming to the PS5 in a blog post and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it's basically all of them.

All the usual streaming giants are supported on PS5, including Netflix, Twitch, Spotify, YouTube and Disney Plus. You’ll be able to find them in the dedicated ‘Media’ space on the PS5’s home screen. 

One surprise inclusion, though, is that Apple TV has made the cut. The service is also coming to PS4 and lets PlayStation owners enjoy Apple TV Plus, Apple TV channels and new and popular movies. 

Sony has also stated that Amazon Prime Video, MyCanal, Hulu and Peacock will be available at launch, and anime fans will be pleased to hear that Crunchyroll will be present, too.

Available alongside the PS5 at launch, users can purchase the new Media Remote which offers convenient access to all your entertainment on PS5. 

You can adjust volume and power settings on compatible TVs, and it also comes with dedicated launch buttons for Disney Plus, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. It costs $29.99 / £24.99 and is available to pre-order now. 

Just like on PS4, you’ll be able to play your favorite tracks from Spotify as background music while you game – a feature that took quite a while to make it onto PS4 – and Twitch will once again allow you to livestream your gameplay straight from the console.

Sony does note that a PlayStation Network account is required to use these services, and that some streaming apps will require paid subscriptions or are region specific, as you’d expect.

Adam Vjestica

Adam was formerly TRG's Hardware Editor. A law graduate with an exceptional track record in content creation and online engagement, Adam has penned scintillating copy for various technology sites and also established his very own award-nominated video games website. He’s previously worked at Nintendo of Europe as a Content Marketing Editor and once played Halo 5: Guardians for over 51 hours for charity. He is now an editor at The Shortcut.