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News: Recreate Gogglebox with the All 4 App on PS4

Recreate Gogglebox with the All 4 App on PS4

Hollyoaks, here we come

Just in time for Christmas: the All 4 app is launching today on the PlayStation 4. This means that you'll be able to spend your holidays watching old episodes of Peep Show, while simultaneously declaring Homeland's Claire Danes "the one". The app will, of course, include access to Channel 4 catch-up content, as well as...

News: Stay in Touch with PlayStation Messages App for iOS, Android

Stay in Touch with PlayStation Messages App for iOS, Android

App happy

As the old adage goes: one app is never enough, so why not have another one? Sony's whipped PlayStation Network messaging functionality out of the PlayStation app, opting to create a standalone PlayStation Messages app to complement it. Available right now for iOS and Android devices, the free download promises to help you "contact your...

News: PS4's Twitch App Streams to the NA PlayStation Store

PS4's Twitch App Streams to the NA PlayStation Store

Stream scene

If you've been twitching over the prospect of watching people play video games on your, er, video game console ever since a native Twitch app was announced for the PlayStation 4, then you may be thrilled to learn that the functionality has rolled out in North America today. It's important to note that this isn't a replacement for Live...

News: Twitch App to Stream to PS4, PS3, and Vita This Year

Twitch App to Stream to PS4, PS3, and Vita This Year

Watch people play games on your games console

The stream scene has been twitching for one very important feature since the PlayStation 4's launch: a native Twitch app allowing all broadcasts to be viewed on the new-gen console. There's good news coming out of TwitchCon 2015 today, then, as it's been announced that a new client will deploy on the...

Guide: How to View Photos, Play Music, and Watch Videos with PS4 Media Player

How to View Photos, Play Music, and Watch Videos with PS4 Media Player

Use your home network or USB drive to access all of your entertainment

Sony put a big emphasis on games when it launched the PlayStation 4, and its laser focused marketing won the hearts and minds of gamers. But as its new PlayStation Vue commercial so astutely illustrates, just because games are the focus of the format, doesn't mean that owners...

Rumour: ITV and Channel 4 Streaming to UK PS4s

ITV and Channel 4 Streaming to UK PS4s

'Appy now?

Does anyone even watch television "live" anymore? Fair enough, sporting events are best enjoyed as they happen, but we can't remember the last time that we sat down at 19:00PM on the dot to catch the latest episode of Emmerdale – it's all about on-demand these days. It's frustrating, then, that the PlayStation 4 has been missing the...

News: You Can Finally Watch Taylor Swift Videos on PS4, PS3

You Can Finally Watch Taylor Swift Videos on PS4, PS3

Everything has changed

Spotify may be missing Taylor Swift's back catalogue, but Vevo will fill that Blank Space. The music video streaming service – owned and maintained by Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Google – will be launching on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Europe later today, bringing its massive library...

News: HBO GO Sits in the PS4's Iron Throne from Today

HBO GO Sits in the PS4's Iron Throne from Today

Ice and fire

It's taken its sweet time, but HBO GO will finally stream to the PlayStation 4 from today in North America. The application will work just like the PlayStation 3 version, and will ask you to authenticate your console with your current cable/satellite service through here. Once you've done so, you'll be free to catch up with shows like...

News: Spotify Streams to PS4, PS3 in Partnership with PlayStation Music

Spotify Streams to PS4, PS3 in Partnership with PlayStation Music

Music Unlimited out on its ear

Fans of every artist except Taylor Swift will be able to treat their ears to some premium audio streaming on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 this year, as Sony has teamed up with Spotify to launch a new PlayStation Music service. This will deploy in 41 markets around the world soon, and will bring with it all 30...

News: PS Vita App Near Will Cease Searching for Game Goods Soon

PS Vita App Near Will Cease Searching for Game Goods Soon

Sony also pulling the plug on YouTube

This isn't going to do anything to reassure people that the PlayStation Vita is alive and well. Sony has announced this morning that it will be discontinuing support for the YouTube, Maps, and Near applications on its flagship handheld soon. The video streaming software will be delisted from the PlayStation...

Guide: How to Access the PS4's YouTube Application

How to Access the PS4's YouTube Application

The cats are calling

Even we thought it was strange when the PlayStation 4 launched without a native YouTube application – but we suppose that this is the same company that just deployed PlayStation TV without Netflix. Fortunately, the format holder has realised the error of its ways, and dropped Google’s video streaming service onto its system...

News: You Won't Be Doing Much Video Streaming on PlayStation TV

You Won't Be Doing Much Video Streaming on PlayStation TV

Turn off

Sony may want to check that it’s not breaking any advertising standards here, as the PlayStation TV seems like a pretty poor video streaming system. Back at E3 2014 earlier in the year, a laborious Shawn Layden monologue mentioned that the diminutive device would host plenty of “video and music streaming services”. As it turns out,...

News: Sky Go and Now TV Send a Signal to PS4 This Summer

Sky Go and Now TV Send a Signal to PS4 This Summer

The sky's the limit

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...