Most users want extensive game libraries when they choose a new console, but there’s so much more to consider. If you ever want to catch up on your favorite shows or play music for a party, you need some solid app support. Luckily, Sony’s PlayStation 5 comes with a pretty sizable list of options. Here are the best PS5 streaming apps to download right now.
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Sony announced quite a few PS5 streaming apps at launch, but the list has grown in the past few months. We’ve included all of your current options, and we’ll be sure to add apps as they launch. You can also check out the PlayStation Store for more content.
PS5 streaming apps:
Movie and TV apps
The PlayStation 5 is an impressive piece of hardware, and it offers some serious streaming power. It supports crisp 4K streaming on both the standard and digital editions across a number of apps. Of course, if you have the standard edition PS5, you can also enjoy 4K Blu-ray discs, but that’s not what we’re here for. Here are all of the movie and TV streaming apps you can get for your PS5:
Sports streaming apps
Even though sporting events have taken somewhat of a hit over the course of the pandemic, they haven’t gone away. The NHL and NBA are well underway, and Major League Baseball is right around the corner. If you’re itching to get back to the action, here are the sports streaming apps to download:
While you can currently grab WWE Network for your PS5, the service will soon shut down. It’s not going away for good, but it’s set to become part of Peacock.
See also: The best streaming services for sports
There’s nothing wrong with escaping to your favorite far-away worlds, and the PS5 makes it easier than ever. Sony has added some animation heavy-hitters to its menu so you can stay up to date with My Hero Academia, Polar Bear Cafe, and many more. Check these PS5 animation streaming apps out:
Live TV PS5 streaming apps
Although the PS5 is a great way to say goodbye to your cable provider, sometimes you still want to enjoy live TV. Many of the apps above have you covered for live sports and next-day streaming, but you’ll need a few of these for real-time TV:
Don’t forget, you can always add some of your owned content to Plex to make it an all-in-one streaming destination.
The PS5 is loaded with video streaming apps across almost all categories. However, the music streaming market is still a little bit limited. Right now, you’re limited to just one option:
However, you can use the PS5’s web browser to stream Pandora if you want, and a dedicated app may be in the pipeline.
Other streaming apps
It’s tough to pack all of the PS5 streaming apps into specific categories. However, there are a few more options for you to consider. These deal mainly with video game streaming and user-uploaded content. Give these apps a try to round out your arsenal: