Sony reveals PS5 media remote, streaming apps

PS5 media remote

Sony today showed off a new media remote for their upcoming PlayStation 5 console. They also announced details on the platform’s streaming options.

“At the launch of the PS5 console, there will be a new Media Remote to conveniently navigate and control the entertainment experience on PS5. Users can power on the PS5 console and quickly navigate media with built-in play/pause, fast forward and fast reverse controls,” Phil Rosenberg writes on the PlayStation Blog.


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The PS5 media remote also “lets users adjust volume and power settings on compatible TVs, and also features dedicated launch buttons for the following entertainment apps, Disney+ Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube,” he adds.

On day one, PlayStation 5 will have the following streaming apps:

  • Apple TV
  • Disney+
  • Netflix
  • Spotify
  • Twitch
  • YouTube

Sony says that additional streaming apps are coming to PS5 at a later date. They include Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, MyCanal, Peacock, and more. Unlike on PS4, the PS5 apps will have their own dedicated media space within the UI, so you will not need to download them.

Last week, Sony gave us a first look at the PS5 user interface. The console is scheduled to launch on November 12. There are two models: one with a Blu-ray disc drive and another disc-less all-digital model. The design is slightly different, but the gameplay experience is the same.

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Watch the full user experience video below!

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