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Apple and Sony reportedly working to bring the Apple TV app to PlayStation

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What you need to know

  • Sony and Apple are reportedly working to bring Apple TV to PlayStation.
  • Recently it transpired that Microsoft is also bringing the same app to Xbox.
  • The PlayStation implementation might also get HomeKit support as well.

It's honestly a surprise that it doesn't already exist, but it appears that Sony is working with Apple to bring the Apple TV app to PlayStation. This just hours after it transpired that an app is also in the works for Microsoft's Xbox, too.

According to 9to5Mac, not only is Sony working with Apple on getting PlayStation in on the act, but it might also gain HomeKit support as well.

9to5Mac has learned that Apple is also working with Sony to bring the Apple TV app to PlayStation consoles. Our anonymous source also believes HomeKit support could arrive at some point but that feature may not launch at the same time as the Apple TV app.

Apple has already worked with multiple companies to get the Apple TV app onto streaming sticks, TVs, and more of late and it's a natural progression to add the same app to game consoles, too. There's no mention when an app could come to PlayStation, or which consoles will get it. But I'd suspect that PS5 is a pretty safe bet at this point.

The inclusion of the Apple TV app will give gamers another way to watch Apple TV+ content, not to mention the entire iTunes store – including TV shows and movies.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.