While the PlayStation 4 may be a much more capable gaming console than the PlayStation 3, it’s yet to really catch up to its predecessor in the media department. Fortunately, the format holder is hoping to close that gap in the UK this summer by teaming up with media giant Sky to bring both Sky Go and Now TV to its next generation console.

The latter will launch first, allowing members to stream all sorts of movies and television shows to the system. It’ll be followed by the slightly more ambitious Sky Go later in the year, which enables satellite subscribers to watch live and on-demand content across a variety of devices. Both services should really broaden the black box’s media functions.

"Now TV has been a great addition to the PlayStation 3 entertainment portfolio, so bringing it to the new PS4 is going to delight all users of the newest, most powerful member of the PlayStation family,” said a chuffed SCEUK gaffer Fergal Gara. “Sky Go joining both PlayStation platforms further enhances our credentials as the ultimate gaming and entertainment package."

It’s unclear whether you’ll need a PlayStation Plus subscription to access these services, but given the platform holder’s stance on media applications such as Netflix, we’re going to assume that you won’t. While this likely won’t interest our overseas readers, this is actually quite a coup for the UK, which is enhanced by Sky’s silence on Sky Go for the Xbox One.

[via eurogamer.net]