Sony’s proven over the past few months that it’s not stupid – and thus it’s aware of how important entertainment applications are to the future of the PlayStation 4. But while its message hasn’t focused on media capabilities anywhere near as closely as its primary competitor, that doesn’t mean that it’s overlooked the functionality at all.

Writing on the PlayStation Blog earlier today, SCEA’s business development executive Phil Rosenberg has confirmed that there’ll be eleven apps available from 15th November in North America. Options will include favourites such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu, as well as Crackle, Crunchy Roll, EPIX, Redbox Instant, Vudu, and Yupp TV. Sports fans will also be able to stream content from NBA Game Time and NHL GameCenter Live.

Of course, this is just the beginning, with the platform holder promising that more services will be added soon. You’ll be able to find all of the apps in the ‘TV & Video’ section of the next generation console’s dashboard. Streaming solutions are yet to be confirmed for the UK, but expect the BBC iPlayer, Netflix, and LoveFilm to make the cut. Will you be using any of these? Press play in the comments section below.