Since the launch of Apple’s video streaming service ‘Apple TV+’ in March 2019, making the TV app available on different platforms has been the company’s endgame. Today, it is confirmed that Apple’s TV app is officially coming to game consoles, starting with Sony. According to PlayStation, the app will be available on November 12, the same day the release for the PlayStation 5 is scheduled.
Apple TV app launching on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Head of Global Partner Development and Relations Phil Rosenberg has recently announced the launch on PlayStation’s blog. Rosenberg went on to say that PlayStation users will now be able to enjoy personalized recommendations on the app along with Apple’s original shows on its streaming platform:
”Enjoy Apple TV+, Apple TV channels, new and popular movies, and personalized, curated recommendations on the Apple TV app. 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 app will be available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Users will be able to subscribe to Apple TV+ and, access their movie and TV show purchases from the iTunes Store. All of Apple’s original content like Snoopy In Space, Central Park, and others will be available for PlayStation subscribers.
Rosenberg further stated:
”As we showed in our tour of the PS5 User Experience, there will be a dedicated space exclusively for media entertainment. It’s located right next to the Game home screen, so you can quickly switch between Game or Media content.”
Along with Apple’s application, other streaming apps are also coming to PS5 soon:
- Amazing Prime Video
- Hulu (US)
- Peacock (US)
In addition, Sony’s new Media Remote for PS5 will include buttons for Disney+, Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube. The remote will help users control media playback and adjust the volume on compatible TVs. Even though PlayStation announced it first, Apple also has a TV app for Xbox in the works and it might release at the same time.
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