Although Netflix seems to be on everything with a screen and everything that can be connected to a screen – I think they’ve said that themselves before – they have no plans to support PlayStation TV, which launched in the US yesterday and is currently devoid of video application support.
According to Gizmodo, you can download Hulu, Netflix, and even YouTube apps, but upon attempting to open them you’ll get an error message saying that the content “is not compatible with PlayStation TV”.
Since these are essentially PlayStation Vita apps – Netflix is still missing from that device in Europe, too – it’s understandable why they aren’t currently available, and while Hulu are working towards fixing the issue, Netflix statement is quite blunt: “We have no current support plans for Netflix on PS TV.”
Sony have released a statement on the issue:
PS TV plays entertainment content, including popular movies and TV shows that can be downloaded from PlayStation Store. At launch, PS TV has video streaming apps Crackle, Crunchyroll and Qello. Stay tuned for additional entertainment content we’ll be adding soon to the PS TV lineup.
Furthermore, it appears that many games – such as Borderlands 2 and the Sly Collection – aren’t compatible with the device. We had expected this, with Sony revealing the full list of compatible games before, but it’s a shame.
It looks as though PlayStation TV will be a device focused around PS4 remote play on a different TV as well as PlayStation Now games streaming, rather than a standalone media device.