The Best Streaming Apps on Sony’s PlayStation 5 in 4K HDR

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Have you seen The Queen’s Gambit on the PlayStation 5 yet? 

The console may look like a stone tower from a Lord of the Rings movie, but damn, the specs, features, and visual quality are awesome, according to a plethora of reviews. After such a long time, you can now finally see Apple TV that was not available in previous versions of Sony’s PlayStation series. 

Is the New Sony’s PlayStation 5 Good for Streaming? 

Sony announced that PS5 users can get their hands on more streaming apps after the launch, besides the one that are already available, so that’s good news! You can also do a live Twitch or YouTube stream via PS5 and we have shared the step-by-step process below on how to do it on your own. 

In this console-loving guide, however, we will discuss all the streaming apps available on PS5, whether the new Sony console is better than Xbox Series X, how to start a twitch stream on the PS5, and other unanswered questions. Stick around! 

List of Streaming Apps Available on the PS5

Like Ke$ha used to say, the party doesn’t start until I (Netflix) walk in. Sony’s PlayStation 5 obviously comes with a Netflix app as well as 19 other streaming apps, all of which are listed down below. If you want to watch a live channel on PS5 which is not on our list then you can get it through your cable TV provider. It’s as simple as that. 

Besides streaming apps, the PS5 has Spotify to satisfy your music FOMO. Amazing times, huh! However, PS5 is missing out on HBO Max, Showtime, STARZ, and CBS, whereas the Xbox Series X offers these streaming apps. You can get these streaming apps via your cable TV provider or Hulu if you are an existing subscriber. 

Plus, you can get AMC, CBS All access, and Showtime on your PS5 via Apple TV, so don’t worry too much about getting channel-specific apps.  

  • YouTube
  • Netflix
  • Disney+
  • Prime Video
  • Apple TV
  • Hulu
  • Peacock
  • Plex
  • Twitch
  • Tubi
  • Pluto TV
  • Crunchyroll
  • Funimation
  • Vudu
  • ESPN
  • DAZN
  • WWE Network
  • NFL Sunday Ticket

How to Set up Live Streaming from Your PlayStation 5 

Are you even a console gamer who doesn’t do any live streaming? 

If you haven’t done this before, then let us tell you that live streaming games on a new console is exciting as hell. There are many high-profile celebrities too that are regular Twitch streamers ranging from Post Malone, Wil Wheaton, Paige, Kun Aguero, T-Pain, Mia Khalifa, Max Holloway, and Miley Cirus. Here’s how you can become a streamer on either Twitch or YouTube via PS5: 

To Twitch or YouTube:

Step 1: Connect your PSN account to Twitch or YouTube by selecting Settings > Users > Account > Link Account. The second way is to load the game directly from your PS5 main dashboard, press the Create button from your PS5 controller, and select the Broadcast icon. 

Step 2: Choose the three-dotted button beside the Go Live button to customize the live-stream settings. You can choose whether or not to display the camera, chat, voice chat, or activity from this option. 

Is PlayStation 5 Better Than Xbox Series X?

You just love comparing stuff, don’t you? When it comes to streaming apps, PlayStation 5 falls behind Xbox Series X because the latter currently supports up to 40 streaming apps. On the other hand, the PS5 offers 20 streaming apps for now and will add more to the list in the future. That being said, the PS5 may have fewer streaming apps but the user interface is better and cleaner than Xbox Series X. 

You can open the list of streaming apps from the top-left corner of the main menu. All you have to do is select “Media” and you are pulled into the streaming ecosystem on the PS5. The best part is you can see platform-specific shows and movies in the form of just like you see a list on Netflix and Disney+. For instance, the Game On list offers all the shows and movies based on popular games. 

FYI: Xbox is missing this awesome feature. 

Let’s give another point to the PS5 because if you have previously bought any video content on your PS4 then you can watch it on Sony’s new console. That’s a slam dunk! Moreover, both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 have locked horns when it comes to the user interface, movie recommendations, and type of content on the streaming apps that are available at the launch. 

Is PlayStation Really Worth the Hype? 

Besides 4K HDR, PS5 has mentioned 8K support resolution on the box but it is still unclear whether or not the console completely supports 8K. This means even if you are watching a movie with 8K resolution, the PlayStation 5 will make the movie appear in 4K. Yup, that’s the maximum your factory-fresh PS5 can do for now when the device is on full throttle. 

Sony, however, said that PS5 users will be able to see videos, movies, and shows in 8K in the future, and can be able to use other high-grade display features like HDMI 2.1 or auto low latency mode. Let’s wait for software updates! We trust Sony with the upgrading promises because they have previously updated the 4K Blu-ray player and we love PlayStation! Moving on. 

This might be a shocker to you but while the PS5 doesn’t yet support 4K Blu-ray videos, neither does the Xbox Series X. But the faster SSD (solid-state drive) on PlayStation 5 allows you to load streaming apps quicker that the previous console versions. You can also enjoy squeaky clean visuals and frame rates of several PlayStation games on your new PS5 which includes Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Borderlands 3, The Witcher Wild Hunt, Fortnite, Ghost of Tsushima, and much more. 

Sorry, we missed out on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War but you have to spend some extra $10 to upgrade the game to PlayStation 5. Leading on with the glory praises, PS5 doesn’t make any sound when it is working because of large cooling fans and heatsink as well as air vents.

FAQs

  1. Does PS5 Have Cloud Storage? 

PS5 has 825 GB storage but you can easily purchase extra storage if need be. Sony will obviously certify extra storage drives for the PS5. However, you can buy SSD on the market from any Sony’s competitor at cheaper prices. That’s a win-win!  

  1. Can I upgrade games from my PS4 to PS5? 

Yes, you can upgrade as many games as you want. For instance, you can install Cyberpunk 2077 and GTA Online on your box-packed PS5, but only for the first three months after the launch. If you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, then you can play 18 best PS4 games since the day of the launch. Big news!

Play has no limits… but your pocket does

PlayStation 5 has run out of stock according to Sony and they will be soon filling their empty inventory. You can purchase a new PS5 from many online retailers. The only caveat is the price, which is more than the actual set price for a PS5, $499. 

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