When the PS4 Ultimate FAQ came out some days ago, it looked like the console would be pretty bare bones in terms of multimedia support at launch. The lack of DLNA service support, playing of MP3’s and audio CD’s seems mind-boggling to this day. However, Senior Vice President of Business Development at SCEA Phil Rosenberg has clarified on the PlayStation Blog that there will be 13 main digital entertainment apps available on the launch date of the PlayStation 4 here in North America.
The list (Updated):
- Amazon Instant Video
- Hulu Plus
- NBA Game Time
- NHL GameCenter LIVE
- Redbox Instant by Verizon
- Sony Music Unlimited
- Sony Video Unlimited
It may seem decidedly light, but remember that all consoles go through their teething stages in the days, weeks, months and sometimes years after the launch of a new console. The PlayStation 4 has a long way to go before everything will be working as intended.
Still, there are a great number of notable applications missing. Youtube (can still browse, but app is not available), Facebook, Twitter, HBO Go, ESPN; there are countless things still missing from the confirmed list of PlayStation 4-supported apps at launch.
Many, included myself, wanted a game system out of Sony. For the immediate future, it looks like that is exactly what we’re going to get.
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