While Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer and all that lot are great, it’s not particularly easy to try and keep tabs on what is available on each one if you subscribe or have access to multiple free streaming services. Sony are taking a leaf out of the books of Amazon’s TV sticks, Apple TV and the like by combining all of these services so you don’t have to hop in and out of each app.
It’s live now on PlayStation 4, with the TV & Video section replaced with an app of sorts. There’s now a top bar that lets you dip into all of the pre-existing apps, but below that you have a variety of featured films and TV shows in Netflix or Amazon-esque categories.
Right now, there’s not a lot of cross-service proliferation, with only PS Store and Now TV getting featured in the handful of sections, which kind of defeats the purpose of this (unless Sony’s real intention is to push the content on the PS Store) but this should grow to tap into others soon.
This is now available in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Do you watch a lot of tele through your PS4? What do you think of this little reorganisation effort from Sony?
Source: press release