The Sony PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller works with Android devices and PCs

Sunday, 25 Oct, 2020

By making the cover plastic so easy to remove, Sony has also allowed itself and developers the opportunity to include custom covers with game releases.

Austin Evans tried connecting Sony's new DualSense Controller with his Pixel 5, and the process worked without a hitch.

In that announcement, Sony confirmed that the PS5 Media Remote which will launch with the console at an additional US$30 cost will have face buttons dedicated to Disney+, Netflix, YouTube and Spotify. Apple TV will sit within the PS5's media space alongside other streaming apps.

Apple TV can have somewhat confusing branding if you're not familiar with it, as it's effectively the name for Apple's set top boxes, but also its store for selling and renting third party content, while Apple TV+ is its own subscription streaming service with monthly fees.

It is important to note that app such as YouTube and Twitch will bring deeper integration with the PS5.

The UI for the new console was revealed last week, showing separate tabs for gaming and entertainment on the PS 5 home screen. However, both services are coming to PS5 along with MyCanal, Peacock, "and more" according to Sony, we just don't know when yet.

"Users can power on the PS5 console and quickly navigate media with built-in play/pause, fast forward and fast reverse controls", Rosenberg says of the remote. You'll also be able to use it to control compatible TVs, probably via IR, which is a nice touch.

PlateStation is offering free worldwide shipping for their faceplates but customers will be getting their products, hopefully, within two weeks of the PS5 lanch on November 19th. We don't have official Malaysian details just yet, but the PS5 Digital Edition will retail for Dollars 399.99 (~RM1,652), while the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will go for USD 499.99 (~RM2,065).