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PlayStation 4 entertainment apps detailed ahead of launch

PlayStation 4 entertainment apps detailed ahead of launch

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Sony Computer Entertainment America has just revealed its launch lineup of entertainment apps for PlayStation 4 and there aren't many surprises. Established names in video on demand (VOD) like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video are all there, joined by a number of fringe players including Sony's own Music and Video Unlimited services. In fact, there's nothing coming to PlayStation 4 that someone used to PlayStation 3's streaming options will be excited by.

The full list features just 13 apps:

  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Crackle
  • Crunchyroll
  • EPIX
  • Hulu Plus
  • NBA Game Time
  • Netflix
  • NHL GameCenter LIVE
  • Redbox Instant
  • VUDU
  • YuppTV
  • Sony Music Unlimited
  • Sony Video Unlimited

PlayStation 4 launches in the US and Canada on November 15th, the week before Microsoft's new Xbox. While Xbox One focuses heavily on entertainment, featuring a HDMI passthrough that lets you watch cable TV through your console, Sony has so far positioned PlayStation 4 as more of a console than an entertainment hub.