Now the PS5 is ready to go. Apple is now also on the PlayStation 5. You read that correctly: The iPhone manufacturer makes the leap to the new game console. GIGA knows the details of the collaboration with Sony.
Update from November 12th: Just in time for today's launch of the PS5 in the USA and elsewhere, the Apple TV app can now be found free of charge in the game console's download store. Perhaps even more important: If you have a PlayStation 4, you can also download Apple's app and henceforth have access to all the content of the Apple TV app.
With the Apple Arcade game flat rate, the iPhone manufacturer is trying to establish itself in the games business, but now there is a collaboration with Sony and a premiere on the PS5. But this opening has nothing to do with games.
Cooperation with Sony: Apple TV directly on the PS5
As Sony announced in a blog post, the PlayStation 5 will support “Apple TV” right from the start. Means both content from the streaming flat rate Apple TV + and other content from the Apple TV app are supported. The app itself – as for example with Amazon's Fire TV Stick – does not have to be downloaded separately. And where exactly can you find Apple TV on the PS 5? There is a dedicated area on the game console for media entertainment. It is located right next to the Games start screen so that users can quickly switch between game and media content.
Not yet on the market, already screwed on – the new PS5:
More apps and a special remote control
The apps from other providers can also be found there, so Apple has to fight for the favor of PS5 customers. Also in the ring are Disney +, Netflix, Spotify, Twitch and YouTube.
So that customers can also use the services on the PS5 more conveniently, Sony has also presented a suitable remote control for the PS5. In addition to the usual control buttons, there are also buttons for Disney +, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. Unfortunately, Apple is still missing out on that, it does not yet have the significance that would justify such a position. By the way: Apple TV is not only reserved for the PlayStation 5, because the message also tells us that the app and services will also be available for the PS4 soon.