With all the hullabaloo on new streaming video boxes and sticks as well as smart TVs coming in the market, many avid gamers still go by the uber-popular Sony PlayStation4 (PS4) for their daily dose of gaming experience. But do you know that there is more to the PS4 than just what meet every gamer’s eye? Yes, it also acts as a streaming box of sorts that allow users to watch movies and television shows, listen to jolly or head-bangin’ music, watch sports live, and listen to the news at the same time.
Just like your favorite Roku or Fire or Chromecast streaming devices, this one also comes with spectacular entertainment set. The question on everyone’s mind however, lies on which part of the entertainment varieties does the PS4 truly reign supreme?
When you buy a PlayStation 4 bundle, you get a full box with a standard rectangular console, an HDMI cable, a USB charging cable, an earbud headset and a DualShock wireless controller, which defines the very essence of perfect gaming experience. The state-of the art controller features some of the toughest innovations that put immersive gaming into a whole new level of personal experience never before imagined.
Definitely, no streaming video or stick device controller can deliver the same manual maneuvering like the DualShock 4 controller. Its 6-axis sensors and touch pad boast of precision control, intuitive sharing, and buoyant interactive game play to a great gaming experience—plus you can choose from its playful colors to suit your gaming preference.
Focus: Immersive Gaming Experience
Unlike other streaming devices, the PS4 is focused on the gamers market with its immersive gaming experience. Built with 8-core Jaguar single-chip custom processor with patented AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next engine, high-tech 1.84 TFLOPS graphics processor, and in-house 500GB hard disk drive, this is one gaming device that truly brings luxuriant Hi-Fi graphics and ultra-immersive play to the nth level.
Some of the games featured on Playstation 4 – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Dark Souls III, DOOM, Overwatch: Origins Edition, Battleborn, HITMAN, MLB The Show 16, Ratchet and Clank, Trackmania Turbo, Infamous: Second Son, Bloodborne, Little Big Planet 3, and more. Some of the upcoming hit games like Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, LEGO Star Wars the Force Awakens, No Man’s Sky, Paragon, The Last Guardian, Yakuza, GT Sport, Final Fantasy XV, Deus X: Mankind Divided, Streetfighter V, Horizon Zero Dawn, Dreams, and many more—have many gamers’ heart fluttering in deep anticipation.
What makes the PS4 truly engaging is its shared gaming experience that allows camaraderie among friends and family members as well as in the virtual community where a gamer belongs to. With just a press of a button, one can upload of video game played and broadcast it in real time.
Add On: Entertainment
Like other streaming devices for homes, the PlayStation 4 also offers world-class entertainment albeit not as powerful as its gaming platform. One can still listen to thousands of music from Spotify and other downloadable music platform, watch movies and TV shows from Amazon, Netflix, HULU, YouTube, HBO Go, VuDu, and many more. Sports fanatics may also enjoy live or recorded telecast of some of the greatest sporting competitions across the globe. Indie offerings also run aplenty in PS4. But still, this device fail to beat some of the best video streaming device for homes in terms of coverage and scope.
Without a doubt, the PlayStation 4 truly delivers astounding graphics and smart user-friendly interface with superlative boosting power of an equally dazzling wireless controller. It is, without question, every gamer’s dream with its hassle-free, intuitive online gaming experience that elaborates on fun and immersive experience. While the PS4 console doubles as a Blu-ray player and media streaming box, other streaming devices still has a slight edge in other non-gaming entertainment features like streaming content or media portal apps. All in all, it is every gamer’s dream but not so much so for other media streaming fanatics who want more entertainment experience.