Playstation 4 on-demand launch partners revealed

The BBC iPlayer, Lovefilm and Netflix areamong the services offered by the Playstation 4 console when it launches on Friday.

A total of 18 services will be available from launch, with another following on December 4. An additional 20-plus apps are scheduled to launch on the platform by Spring next year.

Launch apps available to Playstation Pluscustomers include the BBC iPlayer in the UK, Amazon-owned Lovefilm in the UK and Germany and Netflix in Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK.

Emerging on-demand platform will be available in Spain, while MTG’s Scandinavian service Viaplay will be offered across that region.

German Playstation Plus subs will be able to access the Watchever and Maxdome platforms, with the latter also available in Austria.

Demand5, the Channel 5 on-demand service, is to go out in the UK, along with another pair of BBC apps, BBC Sport and BBCNews.

Belgian pubcaster RTBF is offer programming in that territory. Belgium also gets Ximon, along with the Netherlands. Spanish users will be able to access Total Channel.

Streaming service Quickflix will be added to users in Australia and New Zealand in December.

Other apps available from launch include Video Unlimited, VidZone, IGN, NOS Sports and Music Unlimited.

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