The next generation of games consoles are on the way and there’ll be plenty of choices for playing music on Sony’s next PlayStation.

The long awaited 5th generation of the PlayStation is on its way next month. Whilst the new generation brings with it lots of exciting new potential for games, it will also double up as a media centre for streaming.

Sony have revealed the music services available on the new console from launch:


  • Listen while you play. Just as with PS4, users can play their favorite songs as background music in-game with Spotify. You can choose from more than 60 million songs while you’re battling bosses or roaming through an open-world adventure.


  • Also integrated with PS5, you can broadcast and share your epic gameplay moments directly to your YouTube channel, or sit back and watch new and trending content shared from around the world.

It’s a fairly limited round up to start with but they’re planning to bring more streaming apps to the PS5 shortly after its launch.

Sony have announced a media remote that can be bought separately to control your streaming experience. It features built-in buttons specifically for Spotify, YouTube, Netflix, and Disney+ to take users straight there.

There will also be a variety of TV and Film streaming apps available from launch:

Apple TV

  • Enjoy Apple TV+, Apple TV channels, new and popular movies, and personalized, curated recommendations on the Apple TV app. That means users can enjoy Apple Originals like Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, Ted Lasso, and The Morning Show through Apple TV+, subscribe to premium channels, and buy or rent movies and TV shows and access past purchases from Apple. The Apple TV app will also be available on PS4.


  • The dedicated home for movies, shows, shorts, and originals from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. From original series like The Mandalorian, to fan favorites like The Simpsons, you can watch your favorite stories right from your PS5 console.


  • Catch up on top entertainment hits such as Stranger Things, The Haunting of Bly Manor and more. With thousands of TV episodes and movies in Netflix’s library, there’s plenty to choose from.