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The PlayStation 5 media remote has buttons for Disney+, Spotify, more

Sony has unveiled the PlayStation 5’s official media remote, which gives a glimpse of which streaming services will be available on the next-generation console. The remote has dedicated buttons for Disney+, Spotify, Netflix, and YouTube.

In addition to those four services, Sony revealed the full list of apps coming to the console on day one. The list includes Apple TV+ and Twitch. Sony says that more streaming services are coming to the console in the future, including Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, Hulu, and MyCanal.

PS5 Media Remote

The Twitch and YouTube apps are integrated into the system, allowing players to livestream to Twitch or share clips directly to YouTube. The Spotify app allows PS5 owners to play music from the app in the background while playing a game.

In the same announcement, Sony revealed the Apple TV app is coming to PlayStation 4, as well. There’s currently no set release date for the app.

The remote itself is fairly similar to when Sony first showed it off, other than filling in the previously blank app buttons. It features volume control, navigation arrows, and standard video playback buttons.

The remote launches on October 30, two weeks before the PlayStation 5’s November 12 release, and retails for $30. It is currently available for pre-order on Target’s website.

As revealed in last week’s user interface video, all PS5 streaming apps live in the console’s dedicated media space, which is separate from the game interface. All apps are immediately available in the control center and do not need to be downloaded individually.

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