A new Disney Plus app is now available for Sony’s PlayStation 5 that allows users to stream their favourite movies, TV shows, originals, and more in 4K HDR quality.
As noted by The Verge, PS5’s former version of the Disney+ app was actually a PS4 app that was running on the newer console, which meant visuals were capped at 1080p resolution, whereas the relaunched Disney+ app has been designed natively for PS5 and now supports 4K High-Dynamic Range playback across the service’s growing catalogue of titles.
“A key part of our global expansion strategy is to meet consumers wherever they are, which is why we’re excited to enhance Disney+ for PlayStation 5 users,” Jerrell Jimerson, EVP of Product and Design for Disney Streaming, said in a press release. “The ability to support 4K HDR video streaming on the platform will also improve the viewing experience for fans.”
The relaunch of the Disney+ app on PS5 comes a couple of months before the streamer rolls out a new subscription model that includes the launch of an ad-supported membership tier. The ad-supported subscription will be available on December 8 for $7.99 a month, while the ad-free subscription will now be known as the “Premium” tier at $10.99 a month.
PS5 users can download the new Disney+ app from the media section of the console’s homescreen. Disney+ subscribers will then need to log in to gain access to the service’s library and start streaming titles at 4K HDR quality, with a full catalog of movies and shows to choose from, including the likes of Hocus Pocus 2, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and Andor.
Andor is Disney Plus’ fourth live-action Star Wars show. The series just dropped its fifth episode, which IGN called a “good” chapter that “settles back into setup mode” by plunging further into “the developing dynamics between Cassian and his skeptical new friends,” substituting “edge-of-your-seat tension” for “small character moments” that look to pay off in the future.
Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.