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PS4 UK launch apps revealed as Netflix, BBC iPlayer and Lovefilm

Updated Sony tops Microsoft's Xbox One app selection
Tue Nov 26 2013, 16:47
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JAPANESE ELECTRONICS MAKER Sony's Playstation 4 (PS4) console will launch with BBC iPlayer and Demand 5 apps in the UK, but Netflix and Lovefilm are nowhere to be seen.

The PS4 has yet to launch in the UK, with a release date set for 29 November, but Thesixthaxis has managed to get its hands on the console early, revealing what apps users can expect to find on day one.

BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport, IGN and Demand 5 are the apps that will come pre-installed on the Sony games console, good news for fans of football and dodgy Australian soap operas. This also sees Sony getting one-up on Microsoft's Xbox One games console, which doesn't launch with any BBC apps.

A BBC spokesperson said earlier this month, "While we are working to bring BBC iPlayer to Xbox One in the future, we have no further details to share at this time."

However, those who are hoping to re-watch Breaking Bad on their new PS4 might be disappointed, as there is no Netflix app to be seen, and Amazon's Lovefilm is also absent from the console, despite both apps launching on the Xbox One.

Netflix has told Thesixthaxis that its goal is to be on "every device," so it probably won't be long until the TV and movie streaming service arrives on the PS4.

The PS4 goes on sale in the UK next week, 29 November, while the Xbox One went on sale today.

Check out our PS4 pricing, release date and availability roundup.

Update
Sony has since confirmed the full list of apps which will launch on UK PS4 consoles, and it seems Netflix won't be missing after all.

The full list includes; Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, BBC iPlayer, BBC News BBC Sports, Netflix, Lovefilm, and Vidzone. µ

 

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