35 Best Streaming Services on PlayStation

If you didn't already know, Sony's PlayStation isn't just a powerful gaming console: it's also a media player that can host music apps like Spotify, livestream apps like Twitch, and perhaps most notably, streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+. And it makes sense for the console to be an all-around entertainment hotspot. After all, it's built to support 4k and crisp surround sound, which is basically all you need for the ultimate TV and movie viewing experience. 

Now, if did already know all that, what you might be surprised to learn is that PlayStations are fully equipped to host not just on-demand streaming platforms, but also live TV streaming services like Sling TV, sports services like ESPN+, and specialty streaming services like Crunchyroll and CurioistyStream. In fact, it's not uncommon to find PlayStations listed under the "compatible devices" sections of most, if not all, streaming services. Sony also recently set up what it calls "Sony Pictures Core," a storefront that allows you to rent theatrical releases and watch them on the console, just in case whatever title you're looking to watch isn't available on streaming platforms yet. 

At the time of this writing, we found more than 30 noteworthy services that can be downloaded on this device, so if you're interested, read on to learn all about the best streaming services on PlayStation below. 

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If you're a T-Mobile customer, you've likely already heard of the phone service's "Netflix on Us" bundle. Depending on your T-mobile plan, you're eligible for a Netflix subscription at no additional cost, regardless of the streamer's price hikes. The most common Netflix plans it provides customers with are the Netflix Basic subscription (valued at $10/month), which is ad-free and available to watch on a single device, and the Netflix Standard subscription (valued at $16/month), also ad-free and available to watch on two devices. T-Mobile says you can also upgrade your phone plan if you want to get the Netflix Premium subscription for free. 

Eligible T-Mobile plans start with a single line of the Go5G Next, Go5G Plus, and Magenta MAX plans, all of which get the Netflix Basic subscription for free. 

Price: free for channels available

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG TV, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung, Samsung TV, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Wii, Xbox

Features: 2 device log-ins, 4k-compatible, 6 device log-ins, annual subscription, Dolby Atmos, kid profiles, likely to work with a VPN, multiple profiles, offline downloads, on-demand content, picture in picture, spatial audio, up to four concurrent streams, up to two concurrent streams

If you purchase a one-year subscription of STARZ on Verizon's +play platform, you can get 12 months of Netflix Premium for free via the Netflix & Starz bundle. This saves you up to $240 in annual costs, since you'll only have to pay $75 (or about $6/month) for both Starz and Netflix for an entire year. After the 12 months are up, Verizon automatically charges you the regular monthly price of Netflix Premium, which is now $23/month. If you have an existing Netflix account, you can link it to this offer and transfer your billing to +play. 

The +play platform is an online hub that centralizes subscriptions so you can access them all in one neat place. At the moment, it's only available to Verizon wireless, 5G Home, and LTE Home customers.

Price: $74.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG TV, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung, Samsung TV, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Wii, Xbox

Features: annual subscription, likely to work with a VPN, on-demand content, picture in picture, spatial audio

One of the many deals offered by Verizon's +play platform is the Netflix & NFL+ bundle, which is exclusively available to Verizon wireless, 5G Home, and LTE Home customers. The bundle combines Netflix Premium, which allows you to watch ad-free on up to four devices, with NFL+, which has everything from all-22 coaches films to NFL Redzone. Outside of +play, this would cost you around $30, but Verizon's bundle is available for a discounted rate of just $25/month. 

If you already have a Netflix subscription bought outside of the +play platform, Verizon allows you to transfer your billing to avail of this deal. If you did buy a subscription on the +play platform, however, you might have to wait till the end of your billing cycle before you can sign up for this deal. Existing NFL+ subscriptions can't be transferred to +play or linked to this bundle.  

Price: $24.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG TV, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung, Samsung TV, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Wii, Xbox

Features: ad-supported option, annual subscription, likely to work with a VPN, on-demand content

If you're a hardcore baseball fan, you'll be delighted to know that you can tune in to your favorite pastime via MLB.TV, the league's official streaming service. A subscription allows you to watch out-of-market games, as well as Minor League matches, local Pregame and Postgame shows, and expert commentary through MLB Big Inning, on all major streaming services live and on-demand. If you want to follow every team, you can pick their All Teams package for $25/month ($70 yearly) but if you're only interested in a single team, you can pick their Single Team package for $20/month ($60 yearly). It's important to note, however, that only out-of-market games can be watched live. Due to blackout restrictions, you'll have to wait 90 minutes after a local or national game has aired before viewing it. Another important reminder: if you're still on the cord and have the MLB Extra Innings cable TV package, you're likely entitled to a free MLB.TV subscription. Contact your provider to check whether you're eligible.

Price: $19.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, PlayStation, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung, Samsung TV, Website, Xbox, Xfinity Flex

Features: annual subscription, trial

The most popular Disney+ bundle is the trio bundle, which combines Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for the reasonable price of $12.99/month. But if you don't care much for sports, we're here to tell you that you can actually get a leaner (and cheaper!) deal with just Disney+ and Hulu. It's called the Disney+ Bundle Duo and it gives you access to Disney+'s family-friendly hits as well as Hulu's more contemporary original movies and TV shows.

As of this writing, the bundle doesn't allow you to download titles, and you'll have to upgrade to pricier tiers if you want to avoid the ads, but at $9.99/month, it does give you up to 37% in savings compared to purchasing each service separately. Not a bad deal if you're after a good mix of blockbuster and indie fare.

Price: $9.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Hisense, iOS, LG, PlayStation, Roku, Website, Xbox

Features: 4k-compatible, annual subscription, Dolby Atmos, kid profiles, likely to work with a VPN, multiple profiles, parental controls, picture in picture, spatial audio, up to four concurrent streams, up to two concurrent streams

If you have an American Express Platinum card, you can get up to $20 in credit statement when you sign up for a Disney+ subscription directly on the site using your card. This applies to all of Disney+'s offered services, whether it's their most basic, ad-supported on-demand service, which costs $8/month, or their premium bundle that combines Disney+ with Hulu and ESPN+, which can cost up to $20/month. Availing of the Disney+ AMEX bundle lets you save up on these streaming costs and could help you rack up to $240 in annual savings. Just don't forget to enroll your card on AMEX's site, and you should be ready to enjoy this bundle's benefits.

Price: $7.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, PlayStation, Roku, Xbox

Features: 4k-compatible, ad-supported option, annual subscription, Dolby Atmos, kid profiles, likely to work with a VPN, parental controls, picture in picture, spatial audio, up to four concurrent streams, up to two concurrent streams

For $7 more, you can upgrade your Disney+ Trio Bundle, which costs $13 and includes Hulu and ESPN+, for a premium version. The Disney+ no-ads bundle has everything the regular bundle has, but this one allows you to watch Disney+ and Hulu without ads (unfortunately they will still be present in ESPN+) and download movies and TV episodes you can watch offline or on the go. These may be small changes for some, but they can make all the difference for others. Depending on your needs, the premium Disney+ bundle could be a worthy addition to your streaming lineup.

Price: $19.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, iOS, PlayStation, Roku, Xbox

Features: 4k-compatible, annual subscription, Dolby Atmos, kid profiles, likely to work with a VPN, multiple profiles, offline downloads, parental controls, picture in picture, spatial audio, up to four concurrent streams

Crunchyroll is a video-on-demand streaming website that specializes in anime and is available in 170 countries. It has also recently absorbed a competitor, FUNIMATION, offering an even bigger catalog. You can opt for either a free ad-supported plan or subscribe to the paid tier. The free version doesn't include simulcasts or access to all of Crunchyroll's content, but for $7.99 per month the premium tier removes those limitations. You can access Crunchyroll via web browser (www.crunchyroll.com), while the Crunchyroll app is also available on all major platforms, mobile devices including Android and iOS, and media streaming devices including Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV Chromecast, and Android TV, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Price: $7.99/month

Free Trial: 14 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Roku, Xbox

Features: ad-supported option, annual subscription, likely to work with a VPN, offline downloads, on-demand content, quarterly subscription, up to 6 concurrent streams, up to four concurrent streams

If you purchase Cricket Wireless' unlimited phone plan, you get a free account with Max bundled in. Through Max's ad-supported plan, you can watch countless HBO shows, Warner Brothers movies, and Discovery documentaries on your phone, and you can also create up to 5 profiles and simultaneously stream on 3 different devices (including a smart TV). This bundle is only available on Cricket's most expensive unlimited phone plan, which costs $60, but along with Max, it also comes with 15 GB mobile hotspot, 150 GB cloud storage, unlimited texts to select countries, and coverage extending to Mexico and Canada. It's a fair price and one of the few phone-streaming bundles available now that AT&T has discontinued its Max bundles.

Price: $60/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox

Features: 4k-compatible, ad-supported option, Dolby Atmos, kid profiles, likely to work with a VPN, multiple profiles, offline downloads, on-demand content, parental controls, picture in picture, spatial audio, up to three concurrent streams

Crave is a Canadian subscription service founded in 2014 that gives users exclusive access to US titles and theater releases, as well as original shows, live content, and Canada-only movies and series. In particular, the service has a deal with studios Warner Bros. and Paramount, and with channels HBO, HBO Max, Showtime, Comedy Central, and MTV, so you can be sure to find the most in-demand releases on the service. Crave plans start at $9.99/month for single users, while the premium package costs $19.99/month.

Price: $9.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Bell Streamer, Chromecast, iOS, LG Smart TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Website, Xbox

Features: 4k-compatible, ad-supported option, offline downloads, on-demand content, up to four concurrent streams

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