Sony confirms Apple TV app is coming to PlayStation 4 and 5 in Nov

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The Apple TV app is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Sony revealed Thursday.

According to Sony, the Apple TV app will join Disney+, Netflix, Spotify, Twitch and YouTube as streaming services that will be available when the PS5 ships on November 12. (Amazon Prime Video, MyCanal, Hulu, Peacock, and others are also coming soon.)

Referring to Apple TV, Sony’s blog post notes:

“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.”

Sony doesn’t reveal exactly when PS4 users will gain access to the Apple TV app. It would seem to make sense for it to arrive on PS4 and PS5 around the same time, though. That likely means that it’s PlayStation bound across the board in November.

The Apple TV app is already available on LG and Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, and Roku — as well as Apple’s own devices. However, its arrival on PS5 and PS4 is certainly big news for anyone who uses their PlayStation as a media hub. To date, more than 113 million PS4 units have sold. Many of these customers will, of course, have access to another device for accessing the Apple TV app. But a significant number will not.

The Apple TV app is coming to consoles

The Apple TV app lets users watch Apple TV+ shows and movies, alongside iTunes purchases and rentals, and other content.

It’s not just PS4 and PS5 that are set to get Apple TV either. A recent report suggests that Apple TV is also coming to Xbox.

Between them, this could help net Apple some more subscriptions to its Apple TV+ service, which launched almost a year ago in November 2019.