Netflix, BlinkBox, LoveFilm, ITV And NowTV Missing The Next-Gen Launch

Well that's a bit useless.

Netflix, BlinkBox, LoveFilm, ITV Player and NowTV will not be available on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One systems in the UK at launch.

“We don’t have any confirmed information about these devices, but we will always try to be on as many devices as possible,” explained LoveFilm, while Netflix said they had no news on apps for Xbox One or PlayStation 4, but their “goal is to be on every device”.

Blinkbox, who has just launched their PlayStation 3 app, NowTV and ITV gave similar responses. The BBC and Channel 5 have yet to respond to our enquiries regarding a PS4 and Xbox One version of their players.

Back in August Sony posted a blog that explained “BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport, BBC News, Demand5 and LoveFilm” would be coming to PlayStation 4.

The question, then, is when?

Source: Twitter 1 /2 / 3/ 4/ PS Blog

12 Comments

  1. Not surprised at all at this. They don’t, for whatever reason, seem keen on providing an alternative to their own walled gardens, certainly at launch. It’s crap like this which puts me off buying anything at launch.

  2. Have to say I’m not overly worried at the moment, my PS3 will be running side by side with the 4 for a while.

  3. If the browsers are as good as the updated PS3 one or better then you can get them through there, although quality will undoubtedly take a hit, as well as convenience.

  4. All the catch-up services are on my Virgin Tivo box anyway, so that’s not an issue. Netflix I did use on PS3, which I’ll be keeping, but is also on my new Bravia which I bought specifically for PS4. Same with DLNA.

    My only issues are the lack of uploading to YouTube via the Share button, and the apparent lack of ability to back up to an external hard drive. But they’ll come in time. Basically, as long as the thing plays games, it’s all good as far as I’m concerned.

  5. I expect the new browser will be capable, so long as they have’t limited it in order to push their own services.

  6. This link contradicts this.

    http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/18404/article/netflix-confirmed-for-playstation-4-at-launch/

    I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough lol.

  7. Not really surprised by this at all. Vita has been out for 2 years and still has no Netflix app despite it being available in the US since launch.

  8. I still think they should of sorted confirmed dated for this kind of stuff.
    Not even going into cd/mp3/dnla stuff, I don’t want to get a ps4 when there are still many aspects of ps3 that are superior.
    Just downloaded the TuneIn Radio app the other day.

  9. Are you telling me I won’t be able to unbox my PS4 connect to the internet and watch the latest Downton Abbey? Cancelled.

  10. Sources 1 and 2 are appearing the same to me.

    I wonder who will be first out of the gate with their service… I’m guessing Netflix will be ahead of the game with being the more international brand.

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