PlayStation 5 Might Be The Most Powerful Streaming Device Ever Made
But, it likely won’t be available until sometime in 2020
In an interview with Wired, Sony revealed some of the details of the next-gen Playstation console, likely called PlayStation 5 (PS5). While it will come with a top-of-the line eight-core processor and graphics chip, most notably for streamers it will come a SSD hard drive and support for up to 8K video.
With the addition of SSD, everything should just feel snappier. In their tests, high-end games that used to load in 15 seconds — took under a second. That means all your favorite streaming apps should launch and perform that much faster. While there are few 8K TVs on the market, many were announced at CES in January that should roll-out (at a hefty price) later this year. Also, included is support for 3D audio which is like Dolby Atmos, but without the need for external hardware.
Unfortunately, the device won’t launch in 2019 and is likely over a year away. Right now, of the Live TV Streaming Services only PlayStation Vue is supported on PS4 devices, but other streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and Disney’s upcoming Disney+ streaming service are all supported.