Sony to offer 18 entertainment apps for PS4 in Europe and other regions on Friday

Sony offered PlayStation 4 buyers in the U.S. 11 media apps to download for the launch of the console earlier this month. Today, the company revealed that customers in Europe and other regions will also get streaming apps to download and use for the console when the PS4 begins its second wave of launches on Friday.

The European PlayStation blog states that a total of 18 apps will be released for Europe, along with, on Friday. However, not all countries in the launch regions will get access to all of the apps. Here is the full list, along with the countries that will be able to access each app.

  • Music Unlimited (UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand)
  • Video Unlimited (Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, 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)
  • BBC iPlayer (UK)
  • VidZone (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK)
  • Amazon/LOVEFiLM (Germany, UK)
  • Netflix (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK)
  • BBC Sports (UK)
  • BBC News (UK)
  • Wuaki.tv (Spain)
  • Total Channel (Spain)
  • Demand5 (UK)
  • Maxdome (Germany, Austria)
  • RTBF (Belgium)
  • NOS Sports (Netherlands)
  • Ximon (Belgium, Netherlands)
  • Watchever (Germany)
  • Viaplay (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden)

In addition, Australia and New Zealand residents will be able to download the Quickflix app on December 4th. Sony plans to add over 20 more apps to the PS4 in the European regions between launch and spring 2014, including TuneIn, Game One, Filmo TV and MUBI.

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My folks bought themselves a 70" Sony 3D TV with all the bells and whistles back in June. It comes with a lot of this preloaded crapware. I gotta say, it's complete garbage.

To me, this, and the list above, does not inspire confidence for Sony's ability to deliver any sort of interesting software that goes beyond gaming. History will tell, but I suspect the Xbox will own this console generation. We're at a crucial time where people are going to start demanding more than just games from their consoles. This list is downright embarrassing and sad.

Now if you can only have it NOT SHOW services you have downloaded to your system like on the PS3.

I downloaded Netflix and Hulu Plus downloaded why do I have to see all the other options on the 'dashboard'. Put them in some kind of folder.

WhatTheSchmidt said,
I suppose you don't play online then?

I don't and this is the exact reason I'm choosing a PS4 this generation.

It's a shame actually because I kinda wanted to get the XBO, as I have a Surface and might get Windows Phone next year. I just hate monthly payments that much... oh and as for gaming online, we can still play F2P games online without paying

kayzee said,

I just hate monthly payments that much... oh and as for gaming online, we can still play F2P games online without paying

Aren't you paying monthly payments on your smart phone (or going to have to)? Also, $60 per year is hardly going to kill you. Let me see that's 5 dollars per month or .16 per day. Hardly seem to be enough to be complaining about.

I personally think that you were never going to by an XBO to start with because you are a PlayStation fan (which is okay), I say that because of your comment of "we can still play F2P games online without paying" The "We" in that comment shows that you are already on team Sony (otherwise who are "we"?)...lol

You will also pay that same 60 dollars to Sony before the year is out (If you haven't already). Not wanting to pay 60 for XBL is merely an excuse/defense mechanism to support the blindly guide console war.

Enjoy your choice, I'm going to get both and enjoy what both consoles have to offer, and I'll pay for PSN Plus and XBL. it's only $10 per month for the both of them.

Once again I could be wrong about you (although I doubt it) it's simply my opinion and what I grasped from your comment.

uxo22 said,

Aren't you paying monthly payments on your smart phone (or going to have to)? Also, $60 per year is hardly going to kill you. Let me see that's 5 dollars per month or .16 per day. Hardly seem to be enough to be complaining about.

I personally think that you were never going to by an XBO to start with because you are a PlayStation fan (which is okay), I say that because of your comment of "we can still play F2P games online without paying" The "We" in that comment shows that you are already on team Sony (otherwise who are "we"?)...lol

You will also pay that same 60 dollars to Sony before the year is out (If you haven't already). Not wanting to pay 60 for XBL is merely an excuse/defense mechanism to support the blindly guide console war.

Enjoy your choice, I'm going to get both and enjoy what both consoles have to offer, and I'll pay for PSN Plus and XBL. it's only $10 per month for the both of them.

Once again I could be wrong about you (although I doubt it) it's simply my opinion and what I grasped from your comment.

Well I have owned PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 lol... (although had an original Xbox as well) but as I said I was prepared to move camps, but it just hasn't compelled me to do so.

I know the payments per month are affordable and of course I could do it. But over the course of the lifetime of the machine you're almost paying for it again. Lets say the current generation lasts 7 years... £40 x 7 = £280 + the XBO cost of £450 making a grand total of £730. Versus £350 total cost of 7 years of ownership of the PS4.

So overall, you're paying more than double the cost to be in the Microsoft camp. Nearly £400 saving isn't something to be sniffed at imo.

I get what you're saying, however you're talking about paying and additional £380 over a 7 year period again that's £4.52 per month or £0.15 or 20 us cents per day. Again negligible cost for a very compelling argument. And that it you choose over that 7 year period NOT to play online multiplayer on the PS4.

I think the choice as you already know it yours. But, I probably loose £ per day in the seat of my truck. Hell a cup of coffee cost about £1.50 per cup.

uxo22 said,
I get what you're saying, however you're talking about paying and additional £380 over a 7 year period again that's £4.52 per month or £0.15 or 20 us cents per day. Again negligible cost for a very compelling argument. And that it you choose over that 7 year period NOT to play online multiplayer on the PS4.

I think the choice as you already know it yours. But, I probably loose £ per day in the seat of my truck. Hell a cup of coffee cost about £1.50 per cup.

The simple fact is I don't game online, but I do watch TV services... so it just makes sense for me. Why pay for stuff when I don't need to?

I'm happy with my situation and you're happy with yours, that's all that really counts! I hope you enjoy this new generation

Why does the EU get all these extra things, while we in the US do not? I am tired of Sony ignoring people who do not live in the EU.

Oh, and isn't it great how Sony only cares about games, and not media?

Unless I'm missing something, and this is another one of your, "When fanboy x does it it's OK, but when fanboy y does it it's the end of the world and you're labeled a hater," rants, the US isn't being ignored because the apps they are releasing are for services specific to the region. Just like there are media apps on the US PS4 that are not available to the EU. This is nothing new or specific to one company. You can't stream BBC content in US, and I highly doubt you have a Ximon account, so there's no point in releasing these apps to the US market, or fussing about it.

Also, Sony never said that they only cared about games and not media, so we can stop pretending that they said otherwise. I also really don't care to here what you claim some random anonymous Sony fanboy said because it's not true.

It was not a response to any particular group of people, but as usual, you see my name and you need to go on the attack. It was a response to people in general who find the need to complain about something not being available in their country. It happens with all countries.

And your complaint that it happens because the services are not available in all countries, this happens with all companies, be it Microsoft, Apple, Google, etc. But people complain when those services are not available, look at Bing for example.