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Here are all the streaming apps you can use on the PS5

YouTube TV is now on the PS5, and it joins a loaded slate of streaming apps.
December 6, 2021
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Most users want extensive game libraries when choosing a new console, but there’s so much more to consider. If you’re hoping to catch up on your favorite shows, or you want to rock out to some music, you need a good selection of apps. Luckily, Sony’s PlayStation 5 comes with a pretty sizable list of options. Here are the best PS5 streaming apps to download right now.

Related: PlayStation 5 buyer’s guide

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 adjust the list as apps come and go. You can also check out the PlayStation Store for more content.

PS5 streaming apps:

Movie and TV apps

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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 several 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

PS5 ESPN Plus streaming

Even though sporting events took somewhat of a hit throughout the pandemic, they’ve come back stronger than ever. If you’re itching to get back to the action, here are the sports streaming apps to download:

You can now only download WWE Network outside of the United States as of March 2021. It’s not gone for good in the US, but it’s become part of Peacock.

See also: The best streaming services for sports

Animation apps

Funimation android app

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:

  • Crunchyroll
  • Funimation

Live TV PS5 streaming apps

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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.

See also: The best TV apps and live TV apps for Android

Music apps

Spotify menu on a smartphone on a bed of rocks

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 two options:

However, you can use the PS5’s web browser to stream Pandora if you want, and a dedicated app may be in the pipeline.

See also: The best music apps and tools to maximize your listening experience

Other streaming apps

PS5 YouTube streaming

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 setup:

  • Twitch
  • YouTube