One remote to control everything
Modern consoles have become more than just a game center, and they are also an entertainment center. With the possibility of accessing streaming content platforms, it is inevitable that many users use their consoles as command centers with which to enjoy their leisure, so console manufacturers began to pay attention in this regard.
For this reason, Sony has announced that the PS5 multimedia controller, in addition to controlling all aspects of the playback control of a movie in Blu-ray or digital format, will include 4 predefined buttons to launch 4 applications that millions of users usually use all over the world.
– PlayStation UK (@PlayStationES) October 22, 2020
We are obviously talking about one of the most used streaming content services in the world, since this remote control will incorporate four buttons that will directly launch the following four services: Disney +, Netflix, Spotify and Youtube.
PS5 will be a multimedia center
Considering the speed that PlayStation 5 will offer with the help of its integrated SSD and its memories, switching from one application to another will be an extremely fast task to execute, so with these shortcuts it will be a matter of a couple of seconds so that we can move from the last chapter of The Mandalorian to the last season of Dark.
But in addition to the services that come as direct access in the multimedia command, there will be many more that will be in the form of an application in the PS Store. In the official PlayStation blog they have named all the services that will be prepared for the launch of PlayStation 5, and for now the confirmed applications are the following:
- Apple tv
- Disney +
Some important ones are missing, such as Amazon Prime Video, but we imagine that it will be a matter of time until the application is available in the application store. Hopefully, yes, it is for the launch of the console.
As we can see on the Game website, the command will have a price of 29.99 euros when it goes on sale on November 12 (a week before the launch of the console in Europe), so you will have to add 30 euros more to the price of PS5 if you want to enjoy the full experience when watching one series quietly from the sofa. And yes, with the Dual Sense you will still be able to navigate through the menus, but you already know that there is nothing like a traditional remote control.
As far as Amazon is concerned, the remote appears in the distributor’s catalog, but at the moment it is not available for reservation, so we will have to keep waiting until we get closer to the official launch date.