Sony may have officially launched the PS5 media remote to make it easier to navigate the entertainment services of the next-gen console. However, something was missing from the media remote control images: the entertainment services available.
In addition to the standard volume, play / pause, and navigation buttons on the remote, there were four buttons at the bottom of the controller that weren’t hidden. Thanks to leaked images from the accessory’s user guide, we may know which entertainment / streaming services the PS5 is partnering with – and it may limit the PS5 release window.
Brazilian website Tecnoblog (via GamesRadar) posted images of the leaked instruction manual (the Brazilian version), which clearly showed the four dedicated buttons at the bottom of the remote control for Netflix, Spotify, YouTube and Disney +.
7;s more to it than that
While it’s no big surprise that these prominent streaming services are getting dedicated buttons on the PS5 media remote, it’s interesting that Disney + won’t launch in South America until November 17th.
As mentioned above, the button leaks are from a Brazilian user guide, suggesting that – at least if these buttons may change from region to region – at least in South America, these services are partnering with the PS5.
Given that it would be strange for Sony to share its console with a dedicated button for a streaming service that is not yet available in that region, the inclusion of Disney + suggests that we may not have the PS5 version yet on November 17th – especially if we expect the PS5 to launch globally on the same day.
Although Sony has not yet confirmed the PS5 price or release date (outside of a “Holiday 2020” window), rumor has it that the new PlayStation will be released in mid-November. A VGC report suggests a release date around November 13th.
According to the report, Sony has posted “significant marketing expenses” for the week of November 13th. Sources claim that starting in this window would be what they expected. Additionally, Microsoft sources told the publication that the PS5 is expected to launch the week of November 13th that falls on November 17th.
While we’re not sure if November 17th will be the launch date for PS5, it seems possible that the PlayStation 5 will launch within that time frame. As with all leaks, however, we can only speculate and wait for Sony to officially confirm the PS5 release date. With Microsoft finally confirming the release date for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, it probably won’t be long before Sony follows suit.