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PlayStation TV's Video App Selection Is Rather Sparse Right Now

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Those looking to pick up a PlayStation TV micro-console tomorrow with an eye on streaming television shows and movies might be a little disappointed. Right now it's got Sony's streaming service, Crunchyroll, Crackle, and that's it.

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Surely there will be more streaming apps coming to the PlayStation TV in the near future, but as of the night before launch, this is all I can download. Thank goodness for that Crunchyroll premium anime streaming membership I keep forgetting to cancel.

There seems to be a mistaken notion that any app that can play on the PlayStation Vita can play on the PlayStation TV. That is not the case, at least not currently.

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If I search the store for Netflix, Netflix PS Vita indeed pops up. But should I attempt to download it...

Illustration for article titled PlayStation TVs Video App Selection Is Rather Sparse Right Now

Should I choose the "OK" option it will download, but the app will not open.

So unless you're really into the Sony Entertainment Network, Anime, or whatever it is Crackle is showing these days, you might want to hold off on picking up a PlayStation TV for video streaming until some of the bigger players show up. Then again, if you're picking up a product with "PlayStation" in its name purely for video streaming there is something wrong with you.

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notgoodforyou
NotGoodForYou

The thing I never got is, how does this expect to play Vita games when a large number of them require the use of the touch screen? Like, Killzone: Mercenary, for example?