With just 3 more days until the Sony PS4 launches here in the UK, Sony has announced the official line-up of day one apps that will be available on the PS4 this Friday.
In total over 18 apps will be available across Europe when the console launches this Friday, ranging from apps that were available on the old PS3 such as BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and Netflix to newer PS4-specific apps like BBC Sports and Vidzone.
In total we in the UK will have access to 10 of the 18 apps, with the other apps being regional variations.
The full list of the European apps and territories is below.
- BBC iPlayer – UK
- BBC Sports – UK
- BBC News – UK
- Demand 5 – UK
- Netflix – DENMARK, FINLAND, IRELAND, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, SWEDEN, UK
- Amazon / LOVEFiLM – GERMANY, UK
- IGN – AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, DENMARK, GERMANY, INDIA, IRELAND, ITALY, KUWAIT, LUXEMBOURG, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, QATAR, SOUTH AFRICA, SAUDI ARABIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, UAE, UK
- Music Unlimited – UK, IRELAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, ITALY, GERMANY, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, FINLAND, SWEDEN, DENMARK, AUSTRIA,
- Video Unlimited – AUSTRALIA, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, SPAIN, UK,
- VidZone – AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, IRELAND, ITALY, LUXEMBOURG, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, UK
- RTBF – BELGIUM
- NOS SPORTS – NETHERLANDS
- XIMON – BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS
- Total Channel – SPAIN
- Watchever – GERMANY
- Wuaki.TV – SPAIN
- maxdome – GERMANY, AUSTRIA
- Viaplay – DENMARK, FINLAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN
UK users of the PS3 who are upgrading to the PS4 might be a bit annoyed at the lack of Channel 4’s 4OD and ITV Player, which they will be losing for the time being if they are replacing PS3 for PS4. However, both apps will likely be coming soon, they just won’t be available for your perusal this Friday.