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PS4 to launch with 11 entertainment apps

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The PlayStation 4 will have 11 entertainment apps available to users at launch, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog from Sony Computer Entertainment America senior vice president of business development Phil Rosenberg.

The follow digital services will be available to download and use on the PS4 starting launch day, Nov. 15:

  • Amazon Instant Video, which offers users access to more than 150,000 titles, including newly-released movies and currently in-season TV shows, for rent or purchase.
  • Crackle, a multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television offering movies, TV shows and a score of original programming.
  • Crunchyroll, which streams the latest anime from Japan.
  • EPIX, through which users can stream more than 3,000 titles on-demand.
  • Hulu Plus video streaming service for current shows.
  • NBA Game Time, which gives access in real time to stats, scores, highlights and schedules for every game.
  • Netflix streaming video and movie service.
  • NHL GameCenter LIVE, which allows users to stream out-of-market games.
  • Redbox Instant by Verizon, allowing users to rent and stream movies on demand.
  • VUDU, the world's largest selection of HD movies and shows, including some that have yet to be released on DVD.
  • YuppTV, which streams Indian TV channels and more than 600 movies.

These apps can be downloaded from the TV and Video section on the PS4 home screen or through the PlayStation Store. According to Rosenberg, Sony will announce the inclusion of more apps in the future.