One Central Destination on PS4 for All Your Streaming Apps
Sony has announced a refreshed UI experience for its TV and Video section on PS4.
The update — which is now rolling out in the US — is all about convenience and discoverability. It’s basically one big hub that will highlight new and popular movies and TV shows across all your streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, YouTube, as well as PlayStation Video and PlayStation Vue.
Having a central destination means it will be easier to explore new content without jumping in and out of various apps. There will also be new ‘Featured’ and ‘Spotlight’ sections. The former will show a mix of the best content from various video services while the latter will show popular content based on a rotating theme like “Superheroes” and “Award Season.”
Having a connected YouTube account will display a personalized and curated YouTube experience with video recommendations. Sony is promising that personalized recommendations for other services are in the works. With PlayStation Vue, the section will now show you live channels that are popular in your area.
Rest assured that, despite having an updated interface, users will still have full direct access to all video streaming applications. You’ll still be able to browse for new streaming apps and still watch the videos you own from the PS Store.
Having a revamped and more streamlined TV and Video section on PS4 is long overdue. Many people use their console for more than just gaming, so this should make those users happy. We’re hoping the update will also begin rolling out to other regions besides the US.
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