Chat and share with great social features
The social interface on the PlayStation 4 is richer and easier to use than ever. When you add PlayStation Plus (a must), you can play multiplayer games with friends (or arch enemies). And while there, you can share your brilliance with the online world – and make the most of party chat and game communities. You can also connect your PS4 profile with gaming communities like Twitch.
Put your feet up with the best in TV, movies, and music
Your PlayStation 4 is also your living room’s entertainment hub. As well as playing Blu-ray discs, you can stream TV shows from the regulars like Netflix and Amazon, music from services like Spotify and VEVO, football from PlayStation F.C., and even subscribe to specialist services like Crunchyroll for anime fans.
At last, escape into virtual reality gaming
If you’re looking to enter the world of virtual reality (VR) gaming, the PlayStation 4 is the only games console (right now) that supports it. Yes, you’ll need to get some VR goggles, too, but flying an X-wing, pretending you’re Batman, and exploring the surface of Jupiter are all-consuming, immersive experiences you won’t forget in a hurry.
Keep playing, and charging, with standby mode
It’s a small thing, but this is a bit of a game changer. With the new standby mode, you don’t have to switch off your PlayStation 4 when you’re not using it, and if you leave it on, it doesn’t use as much power or create as much heat. Plus, you can now use your downtime to charge your controller.