What you need to know
- You can now download the Apple TV app on PlayStation.
- The app is available on the PlayStation Network on PS4.
- It also means the app will be available for PS5 from launch.
As noted by Sigmund Judge:
The Apple TV app is now available to download globally on the PlayStation Network through Sony Playstation 4 ahead of today’s #PlayStation5 launch in 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 🇯🇵 🇦🇺 🇳🇿 🇰🇷 🇸🇬 pic.twitter.com/orIx0Qa9fGThe Apple TV app is now available to download globally on the PlayStation Network through Sony Playstation 4 ahead of today’s #PlayStation5 launch in 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 🇯🇵 🇦🇺 🇳🇿 🇰🇷 🇸🇬 pic.twitter.com/orIx0Qa9fG— Sigmund Judge (@sigjudge) November 12, 2020November 12, 2020
Judge notes that the PlayStation version of the app "may be the best version of the TV app as far as performance goes", describing it as "blazing fast". The app also supports Remote Play.
Sony announced back in October that Apple TV would be available for PS5 on Day 1, alongside a host of other streaming services including Disney+, Netflix, Twitch, and YouTube. As Judge notes, the app is available globally from the PlayStation Network on PS4 ahead of today's PS5 launch.
Sony's new PS5 comes out today, November 12, in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. It will roll out to the rest of the world next week on November 19. The PS5 costs $499, whilst the PS5 Digital Edition will be $399.
The new app is also a chance for Apple to put its Apple TV+ streaming platform in the home of millions of potential new users. It will also allow PlayStation users to enjoy all of their already-purchased iTunes content, including movies and TV shows.
Apple TV+ boasts a library of steadily-growing original content, including WWII thriller Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks, and the smash-hit comedy series Ted Lasso, starring Jason Sudeikis.
With the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S being released earlier this week, Apple TV is also available to download on the Xbox Series X and Series S.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9