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Entertainment Services Offered on PlayStation 4

Learn about the entertainment services offered on the PS4 from expert gamer Rob Pimentel in this Howcast video.


So what entertainment services are on the PS4? Maybe you're done playing a game, you want to just sit back and watch something or mess around on the Internet. Luckily, the PS4 has a number of options.

Now the main ones are here in TV and Video. They offer things like Amazon Streaming, Redbox Instant, Neflix. All the standard fare you'd see in something like a Roku or any sort of console these days. Crackle, NHL, Epix, you name it. Beyond that, it has an Internet browser, so anything you can pull up on the Internet, maybe some music or YouTube videos, things like that, you can use that as an entertainment service.

There's something called Live From Playstation, and this is actually, I guess if you want to watch other people play Playstation game. Because the dual shock 4 has a share button built into it, and because there is streaming functionality in any game you play, it is possible to stream those games through the Playstation onto Twitch or Ustream, and using this Live From Playstation button, I could actually go in and find somebody playing a game I might be interested in, and just watch them play. And even communicate with them, leaving comments, going back and forth and talking with them.

And then beyond that, these last two options are Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited. And what these are are pay services by Sony, very similar to Netflix or Hulu where you're paying a monthly fee and you're getting this content that you can watch and stream and download. So that's just a quick look at all of the entertainment options for the Playstation 4.

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