Sony One of the big PS5 interface changes has been saved for the day before launch. And it is that if you read our review, you will have noticed that we did not talk about two fundamental aspects: the new multimedia system of the PS5 and the new interfaces de PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus y PlayStation Now.
Now, and as we say to a launch day, we can show you what you are going to find when you turn on your PS5. And the most important change has to do with the multimedia options, which are now separated from the games and the apps have their own secti on, including an aggregator that shows the most relevant content of all the channels available on the console, which are some:
PS5 has all the major streaming apps and TV channels available, all of which were on PS5 along with the recently announced arrival of Apple TV. There are some absences as in the case of HBO (at least in the region of Spain), yes, but for now and for the launch most users will have all the most important apps.
New multimedia hub
However, there is something interesting. The company has created a hub in the multimedia section that aggregates the content of all the apps, showing the news or the most relevant in the same place, in a very visual way and with direct access to the content:
It is a very visual concept, which is similar to YouTube mobile apps or, for example, the interfaces of some of the most popular smart TVs. At the moment, and in the time that we have been with the PS5, the content has been updated quite regularly, including the premieres of the month of November of most platforms. However, it will depend on each user and, above all, on the level of customization that they have activated when configuring the console in the privacy options: closer to taste or more generic but with greater privacy.
In general, the PS5 multimedia apps work wonderfully, they are fluid like the rest of the interface and some like Netflix or Disney Plus allow you to view the content in 4K with HDR, especially in the case of Netflix, which has more content than this type available.
On the other hand, Sony has also taken advantage of the launch of PS5 to completely renew your store and those of PS + and PS Now. Now they are no longer independent apps, since they are integrated into the main screen of the console like the rest of the elements, be it a game or the library itself.
They are very visual, and in the case of the st ore, it takes great advantage of the personalized recommendations options, showing the most relevant content for each user:
They all have the same structure, both Store, Now and Plus, and the truth is that they include some interesting options, such as direct access to the code redemption system or payment methods or something as simple but as latest as the wish lists, that now include each of the interfaces one separately for each of the subscription systems: PlayStation Store has its own separate wish list from PS Now, which is great to know if the content is included in our subscription or not:
PS + to PS5
In the case of PS + there is no wish list, of course, but next to the recently released PlayStation Plus Collection we also have available a direct access to our synchronized games in the cloud, another of the key functions of PS5 for subscribers.
PS Now en PS5
In addition, each of the stores shows in a different way in each game if we already have it in the library or if we even have it installed, to see at a glance if that particular content we have bought in the past, for example, on PS4 . This is what it looks like in the PS Now interface:
The PS5 has undergone a complete interface redesign compared to the PS5. If you want to know more details you can read our PS5 review, the amazing DualSense review o la review of Muscle Man: Miles Morales for PS5, the first title to see first-hand the potential of the Sony console.