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PS5 Streaming: How to Set It Up and What to Watch

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Discover which services you can stream and how to do it

This article explains how to create a PS5 streaming setup so you can easily use your PlayStation 5 to stream content from a wide range of services and sources.PS5 Streaming

What to Know:

  • Major streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+ are available.
  • You can also use the PS5 to stream NFL Sunday Ticket, ESPN Plus, and WWE Network.
  • Use Plex to stream content from your local network.

How to Watch Movies, TV Shows and Sporting Events on PlayStation 5

The Sony PlayStation 5 offers a wealth of different streaming services so you can watch movies, TV shows and sports on your console. When you first set up the console, it recommends a selection of apps to install but here’s what to do if you need to add more.PS5 Streaming

Many of these services require a subscription to the company in question so bear in mind that additional costs may be involved.

  1. On the PlayStation 5 dashboard, tap the R1 button to go to Media.

  2. Tap down to pick out shows and movies the PlayStation 5 recommends you watch.
  3. Browse through the streaming apps you may already have installed and tap on a show that you wish to watch.
  4. Click All Apps to download additional media apps to stream movies and TV shows from.
  5. Click on the app you wish to use and log in to begin streaming content.

How to Stream Music on PlayStation 5

One of the most popular music streaming services is Spotify and it’s available on PlayStation 5. Here’s how to use it.

  1. On the PlayStation 5 dashboard, tap the R1 button to go to Media.

  2. Scroll to All Apps and tap down to find the Spotify icon on the list of available apps.

  3. Click Download to download the app.
  4. Click Open when it’s finished downloading.
  5. Log in to your Spotify account.
  6. Start playing music through your Spotify account.

How to Watch YouTube on PlayStation 5

YouTube is a popular home for music, videos, and everything in between. Here’s how to watch it on PlayStation 5.

The process to download YouTube is the same as for Spotify so if you’ve already done that, simply follow the same steps but find YouTube listed under Media Apps.

  1. On the PlayStation 5 dashboard, tap the R1 button to go to Media.

  2. Scroll to All Apps and tap down to find the YouTube icon on the list of available apps.

  3. Click Download to download the app.

  4. Click Open when it’s finished downloading.

  5. Start browsing YouTube or choose to log in to your existing account by clicking Sign In.

How to Stream Your Own Files to PlayStation 5

If you want to stream your own files to your PlayStation 5, Plex is one of the best solutions but it requires a little set up. We’ve already extensively covered how to set up a Plex Media Server but here’s what to do with the PlayStation 5 side of things.

Plex also offers a number of free to view movies through the app so it’s a good option if you simply want free movies to watch legally.

  1. On the PlayStation 5 dashboard, tap the R1 button to go to Media.

  2. Scroll to All Apps and tap down to find the Plex icon on the list of available apps.

  3. Click Download to download the app.

  4. Click Open when it’s finished downloading.

  5. Scroll down the list to find the content on your Plex Media Server.

    Make sure your PC/Mac or server already has Plex set up for the task.

Which Streaming Services Are Available on PlayStation 5?

There are many streaming services and apps available on PlayStation 5. Here’s what you can watch or listen with.

Not all services are available in all countries. Check your country’s eligibility first.

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Apple TV Plus
  • Crunchyroll
  • Dazn
  • Disney Plus
  • ESPN Plus
  • Funimation
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • NFL Sunday Ticket
  • Peacock
  • Pluto TV
  • Spotify
  • Tubitv
  • Vudu
  • WWE Network
  • YouTube
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