The excitement and anticipation for PlayStation 4 (PS4) is about to further increase. Sony Corp has announced that at least 11 entertainment apps would be readily available on the upcoming videogame console upon its launch next week, particularly on November 15.
The electronics and game console manufacturer assured potential PS4 gamers that they could leverage the power of the current PlayStation Network. Gamers would be given access to a wide array of services upon the release of the console. Those would include popular TV shows and movies, live sports programming, and specialized content.
The company disclosed that many of those apps are already being enjoyed by PlayStation 3 users. Thus, it is not surprising that those would also be accessible on PS4.
11 apps and more
The list of entertainment apps for PS4 is spearheaded by Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video. These are logically among the most popular apps that could be available to the next-generation console. Other apps to complete the initial list are Crunchyroll, Crackle, NBA Game Time, Redbox Instant by Verizon, Epix, NHL GameCenter LIVE, YuppTV, and Vudu.
All these entertainment apps for PS4 could be accessed through the PlayStation Store. Aside from all these 11 programs, Sony’s very own Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited would also be part of the services available on PS4 upon its pending launch.
PlayStation Plus membership
It is also possible for PS4 gamers to access the multi-player mode on the console. However, it is first necessary to have a PlayStation Plus membership to do so. The membership could cost $49.99 in annual subscription for the PlayStation Plus program. This would include an attractive multi-player support. The program could cost less than $5 each month.
Gamers could also opt to take the monthly membership option, which would cost just $9.99 per month. This alternative was first announced by Sony during E3. The annual membership stands to become a cheaper option in the long run but the monthly basis could be ideal for those who don’t intend to keep it that long.
PS4 is scheduled for a November 15 release. This early, Sony has already assigned a price tag to it of $399.99. That is a hundred bucks cheaper compared to the price of Microsoft Corp’s Xbox One, which would cost $499.99 when it becomes available in the market a week after the launch of Sony’s new console.
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