Sony’s WF-1000XM4 are the best wireless noise-cancelling earbuds you can buy, but they’re pricey at $280

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The WF-1000XM4 are Sony’s latest true wireless earbuds.

  • Sony’s WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds come highly recommended.
  • Their sound quality and noise cancellation are second to none, and they have long battery life.
  • At $280, they’re premium earbuds designed for listeners willing to pay extra for the best performance.

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If their $280 price tag didn’t already suggest as much, Sony’s WF-1000XM4 are a high-end pair of wireless earbuds. Indeed, they’re even more expensive than Apple’s $250 AirPods Pro. At this price, the WF-1000XM4 are geared toward buyers who are willing to pay a premium for excellent sound quality and functionality.

In exchange for your wallet’s depletion, you get class-leading noise cancellation, water resistance, a wireless charging case, 24 hours of total battery life, good phone call quality in noisy places, comfortable ear tips, and phenomenal audio quality.

They aren’t perfect, though. In particular, they’re missing the Bluetooth Multipoint feature that lets you connect the buds to two devices at the same time, like a laptop and a phone. But, if you can afford them, the WF-1000XM4 are easily the best wireless earbuds in their price range.

Sony WF-1000XM4 specifications

Sony WF-1000XM4 Specs
Drivers 6mm
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.2
Codecs SBC, AAC, LDAC
Battery life Eight hours continuous music playback with ANC on; 12 hours with ANC off; 16 hours battery charge in wireless charging case
Charging USB-C, wireless
Water resistance IPX4
App Sony Headphones app for iOS and Android

Design and comfort

The WF-1000XM4 have a sleek and modern design available in black and Sony’s take on the color silver, which looks more like a beige. They’re not the most compact wireless earbuds we’ve tried, but they’re discreet enough that they don’t stick out of your ears.

The wireless charging case is fairly standard in size and function. It features a USB-C port on the back, and the wireless charging surface is located on the bottom.

You get three earbud tips in different sizes, including small, medium, and large. The WF-1000XM4’s eartips are made of a polyurethane foam rather than the usual soft silicone tips we typically see in earbuds. Sony says the foam helps isolate noise and “improves adhesion to the ear canal” by maximizing the surface contact area between the tip and your ear canal. I’m inclined to agree; due to their ear-plug style and foam tips, the WF-1000XM4 stay in my ears more securely than most earbuds I’ve tried.

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The earbuds feature a sleek design with foam tips.

Still, while the foam tips might be great for a secure fit, I wonder how long they’ll last after some wear and tear, as foam doesn’t seem as durable as silicone tips. That said, we haven’t faced any issues yet.

It’s also worth considering whether you prefer lighter fitting tips like those found on the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds or AirPods Pro. Those don’t fit as securely as the XM4’s ear-plug style, but they are more comfortable.

Something else to note – the Sony Headphones app measures whether the tip size you’re using makes a good seal in your ears, but I found that feature to be inaccurate. The app said the medium size tips created a good seal, but noise-cancelling performance was better with the larger size.

Sound quality

The Sony WF-1000XM4 are at the top of their class here, and their sound quality is unbeatable for wireless earbuds. Sound is clear, rich, and extraordinarily well balanced for all sorts of music out of the box. That’s to say they don’t have a flat studio sound – instead, they offer a pleasing balance of bass, mids, and highs that delivers for both softer and exciting music.

To be sure, the way sound actually sounds is subjective – some like more bass while others look for less, among other preferences. With that in mind, you may not actually like the way the WF-1000XM4 sound out of the box. If that’s the case, you can use the EQ settings in the Sony Headphones app to further shape the sound profile to your liking. This makes the WF-1000XM4 versatile for listeners with different tastes.

To test the WF-1000XM4, I listened to several tracks in a wide variety of genres, including classical, jazz, flamenco, reggae, rock/metal, and electronic.

Noise cancellation

I tested noise cancellation under a bridge where a major highway ran above me. The average decibel level with the highway’s traffic was around 75, and when cars drove by, the decibel level would jump to 88.

Noise cancellation is excellent on the WF-1000XM4, and they’re certainly among the top performing noise-cancelling earbuds we’ve tried. They easily handle lower frequency rumbles and do away with a surprising amount of higher frequency noise, too.

It’s a tough call between the WF-1000XM4 and the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, as both are comparable. Without a doubt, the WF-1000XM4 will make any commute or location quieter and significantly more comfortable. Plus, noise-cancelling technology in general lets you hear music better at lower volumes, which reduces the risk of hearing loss over time.

Battery life

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The WF-1000XM4 can get up to 24 hours of battery life with noise cancellation when combined with the included charging case.

Battery life is rated by Sony at eight hours on the buds themselves with ANC, which is class-leading. Combined with the 16 hours of charge in the case, you get 24 hours total. With noise cancellation off, Sony says you can get up to 12 hours with just the buds. And for phone calls, the company says you can get five and a half hours of talk time. A five-minute charge delivers an hour’s worth of listening time, the company claims.

We’re still figuring out the best way to test these claims, but so far, I have no reason to believe that Sony’s numbers are off.

Phone calls

Sony improved the tech for phone calls in the WF-1000XM4 with bone conduction and beamforming technology to better pick up your voice.

I tested phone calls under the same highway bridge where I tested noise cancellation. I called someone to see whether they could hear me comfortably among all the traffic noise. The person I called could easily hear me without noticing any ambient noise, but cars whooshing by were still audible to the callee. She was able to hear and understand me, but said that it could be problematic in a busy city, where cars are constantly driving past pedestrians.

The WF-1000XM4 also work great for video calls, which is worth noting since Apple’s AirPods Pro are notoriously bad for video calls.

App and other features

The Sony Headphones app is comprehensive, but it could do with a cleanup to make it easier to use. Odd language like “Suppresses headphone battery consumption” when you turn off noise-cancelling could be reworded to “Saves battery life” to make the feature easier to understand.

Otherwise, the WF-1000XM4 have ample features. I was dubious about “Speak to Chat” in my Sony WH-1000XM4 review, but I’ve grown to like the feature. It automatically turns on Ambient Sound mode to amplify ambient noise when the earbuds detect that you’re talking. It’s a great feature if you’re in the zone listening to music with noise-cancelling enabled, and someone is trying to get your attention. Just saying “what’s up” (or anything else) lets you hear what the person is saying. Once you’re done speaking, the earbuds return to whatever setting you had.

You’ll also find the equalizer in the app, which, while a little involved, is truly excellent. The WF-1000XM4 have a malleable sound and are eager to please. You also get options for giving priority to sound quality or a stable wireless connection, but I’ve never felt the need to enable the latter. You can also enable or disable Sony’s DSEE Extreme feature that upscales compressed music (most music you stream, unless it’s from high fidelity services like Tidal). More often than not, it’s hard to tell if it makes a difference. I usually leave these kinds of upscaling features off to prevent additional processing.

Sony boasted improved wind noise reduction with the WF-1000XM4, but this feature is in dire need of tweaking. It does seem to work, but it also seems to reduce or disable regular noise cancellation, which lets in ambient noise. You’re basically replacing one evil with another. Plus, you need to enable the wind reduction mode in the app, and there’s no way to enable it by tapping the touch sensors on the buds.

And finally, there’s Sony’s 360 Reality Audio. It supposedly delivers surround sound, but it only works with an utterly limited number of apps, including Deezer, Artist Connection, nugs.net, and Tidal. This feature shouldn’t be a consideration when you’re thinking about buying the WF-1000XM4.

Outside of the app, the WF-1000XM4 have an IPX4 water-resistance rating, making them a suitable option if you want wireless earbuds for working out, or anticipate using them outdoors when there’s a chance of rain.

Drawbacks

Unfortunately, the WF-1000XM4 don’t offer Bluetooth Multipoint. This feature lets you connect to two devices simultaneously, and there were times during my testing when I wished it was included.

I found myself watching a video on my laptop with the WF-1000XM4 and getting a call on my phone, but I couldn’t use the earbuds for the call because they were only connected to my laptop. You can switch the connection to another device fairly easily, but not quickly enough for unexpected events like a phone call.

To be fair, most wireless earbuds don’t have this functionality, save for Apple’s AirPods that easily switch between other Apple devices, and Jabra’s Elite 75T and 85T wireless earbuds. If that kind of functionality is important to you in noise-cancelling headphones, your best bet will be one of those aforementioned earbuds, or full-size headphones, like Sony’s excellent WH-1000XM4 or the Bose 700.

Should you buy the Sony WF-1000XM4?

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Sony’s WF-1000XM4 are an excellent choice for buyers who want high-end wireless earbuds.

If sound quality and noise cancellation are important to you, and $280 is within your budget, you should absolutely buy the Sony WF-1000XM4.

What are your alternatives?

If you know you don’t like ear-plug style earbuds, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are nearly identical in performance, and they have a lighter fit. Just note, they’re not water resistant.

Otherwise, for about $100 less than the Sony WF-1000XM4, the Jabra Elite 85T come highly recommended, and they include Bluetooth Multipoint tech for connecting to multiple devices, too.

The bottom line

Almost all wireless earbuds offer a more lightweight and compact experience compared to on-ear or over-ear headphones, but very, very few wireless earbuds are as good as the WF-1000XM4.

Pros: Excellent sound quality, impressive noise cancellation, long battery life, wireless charging case, comfortable fit, water resistance, versatile and malleable sound for personal preference

Cons: Can’t connect to more than one device at a time (Bluetooth Multipoint), pricey

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The best early Prime Day 2021 deals on Amazon devices – Echo Buds are already up to 33% off

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Amazon’s Echo Buds are on sale right now ahead of Prime Day.

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 will begin on June 21 and run through June 22. We’re expecting tons of deals on tech across all categories, and shoppers can already find early Prime Day discounts on select Amazon devices.

Amazon’s brand-new second-generation Echo Buds are now down to their lowest price yet. Other Amazon devices, like Fire TV Edition smart TVs and a couple Kindle bundles, are available with early Prime Day deals as well.

Prime Day is traditionally one of the best times to find an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot on sale, and a few models are available for modest discounts already. That said, we anticipate better Echo device and speaker deals when Prime Day officially starts.

To shop Prime Day deals, you need to be an Amazon Prime member. Prime subscriptions cost $13 a month or $120 a year. The service offers tons of perks, including free two-day shipping on many items.

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Best early Prime Day Echo Buds deals

Amazon just released its second-generation Echo Buds in May, and the new wireless earbuds are already $40 off ahead of Prime Day 2021. The Echo Buds with wired charging case are down to $80, while the Echo Buds with wireless charging case are available for $100.

The second-generation earbuds have a sleeker design and improved noise cancellation compared to the older model. Senior Tech Correspondent Lisa Eadicicco was impressed by the improvements Amazon made, and said the Echo Buds are “a great choice for anyone in search of affordable wireless earbuds that don’t compromise on features like noise cancellation and customization.” You can find our Amazon Echo Buds 2 review here.

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Top early Prime Day Echo smart speaker deals

Echo devices are some of the most popular smart speakers on the market, and they’re often available for some of their lowest prices during Prime Day. Though select Echo speakers were recently up to 30% off, that discount has now expired.

We expect big deals on speakers once Prime Day begins. Right now, however, you can find a modest $5 discount on fourth- and third-generation Echo Dots.

The fourth-generation Echo Dot offers new spherical design and slightly improved sound quality. That said, if the third-generation Echo Dot dips down to a sale price that’s significantly less than the fourth-gen model, we think it offers a better value.

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Best early Prime Day Fire TV Edition smart TV deals

Amazon’s Fire TV operating system comes built right into a number of smart TVs from Toshiba and Insignia. This enables simple streaming access with the same interface you’d see on a separate Fire TV Stick or Cube.

Both brands sell 4K, 1080p, and 720p Fire TV displays in a range of screen sizes, and many of these models are on sale right now ahead of Prime Day. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that all of these displays are considered entry-level TVs. They’ll get the job done for casual viewing, but for better picture quality and speedier smart TV performance, we recommend stepping up to a mid-range model from brands like TCL, Vizio, Samsung, or LG.

Though we don’t typically recommend TVs with 720p screens, the benefits of higher resolutions are hard to see on screen sizes under 43 inches. If you’re looking for a smaller TV in the 32- or 24-inch range for a bedroom or other secondary location, an inexpensive Fire HDTV could offer solid value, especially when they’re discounted. If you’re going bigger than 32-inches, however, it’s worth paying more for a 4K model.

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Top early Prime Day Kindle deals

Amazon’s Kindle devices are some of our favorite e-readers, and we expect deals across the entire lineup when Prime Day begins. Though there are no early deals on Kindle models right now, you can snag a discount if you purchase a Kindle bundle with a case and power adapter.

The Paperwhite Essential Bundle includes a leather cover and a power adapter for charging, while the Kindle Kids Edition Essential Bundle adds a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, along with a cover, charger, and screen protector.

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When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Amazon Prime Day 2021 will start on June 21. The two-day sales event will run through June 22. We’ll be keeping track of the best deals throughout the sale, so check back for the latest discounts.

Prime Day deals are exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers, so you’ll need to sign up to get deals on Amazon devices. Amazon Prime costs $13 a month or $120 per year, but new users can get their first 30 days of Prime for free.

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How to watch E3 2021: The biggest gaming event of the year starts this Saturday and continues through June 15

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  • E3 2021, gaming’s largest annual event, starts June 12 and runs through June 15.
  • Industry leaders like Nintendo, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Capcom will deliver world premiere trailers.
  • All of E3’s keynote presentations will stream live and gamers can participate in the event for free.

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E3, the video game industry’s largest annual conference, is returning as a virtual event after taking a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic. The show will begin on June 12 and continue through June 15 with premieres, announcements, and trailers from major industry players like Xbox, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Capcom.

Following the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X last year, E3 2021 is expected to focus on the next-generation of games being designed for those consoles. The Nintendo Switch remains wildly popular too, and Nintendo is reportedly working towards an announcement of a new version of the Switch with more power, a better screen, and improved battery life.

E3’s broadcast schedule also includes compilation showcases for PC and indie gaming, giving lesser-known titles an opportunity to shine on the industry’s biggest stage. Some games, like Warner Bros’ “Back 4 Blood,” have their own extended streams planned. Other E3 presenters and publishers include “Borderlands” creators Gearbox, gaming product specialists Razer, the gaming entertainment channel VENN, and Verizon.

How to watch E3 2021

You can watch every E3 2021 event live through the E3 2021 YouTube and Twitch websites. Broadcasts will begin at 1 p.m. ET on June 12.

Gamers can also sign up to participate in E3 2021 virtually for free by registering at the conference website. This will give you access to a feed of E3 announcements and let you visit different publisher booths for a closer look at upcoming games during the event.

E3 2021 schedule

Below, we’ve broken down the full E3 2021 schedule and what you can expect from the biggest keynote presentations.

Saturday, June 12

Publisher Start time
E3 Pre-show 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT
Ubisoft Forward 3 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. PT
Gearbox E3 Showcase 5 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. PT
GamesBeat Session 5:45 p.m. ET, 2:45 p.m. PT

Sunday, June 13

Publisher Start time
E3 Pre-Show 11:45 a.m. ET, 8:45 a.m. PT
“Naraka Bladepoint” by 24 Entertainment 12:30 p.m. ET, 9:30 a.m. PT
Xbox & Bethesda Showcase 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT
Square Enix 3:15 p.m. ET, 12:15 p.m. PT
“Back 4 Blood” by Warner Bros. Games 5 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. PT
PC Gaming Show 5:30 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. PT
Future Games Show 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT

Monday, June 14

Publisher Start time
E3 Pre-Show 11 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. PT
Verizon 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT
Intellivision 12:45 p.m. ET, 9:45 a.m. PT
Take-Two Interactive 1:15 p.m. ET, 10:15 a.m. PT
Mythical Games 2:10 p.m. ET, 11:10 a.m. PT
Indie Showcase 3 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. PT
Freedom Games 3:30 p.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. PT
VENN 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT
Capcom 5:30 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. PT
Razer 6 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. PT

Tuesday, June 15

Publisher Start time
E3 Pre-Show 11 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. PT
Nintendo Direct and Nintendo Treehouse 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT
Bandai Namco Entertainment 5:25 p.m. ET, 2:25 p.m. PT
Yooreka Studio 6:20 p.m. ET, 3:20 p.m. PT
GameSpot Play For All Showcase 6:35 p.m. ET, 3:35 p.m. PT
E3 2021 Awards Show 7:45 p.m. ET, 4:45 p.m. PT

Ubisoft

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Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” was one of the first titles released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

French publisher Ubisoft is the creator of games like “Assassin’s Creed,” “Far Cry” and “Rainbow Six.” During their E3 address you can expect to see more of “Far Cry 6,” which features actor Giancarlo Esposito of “Breaking Bad” and “The Mandalorian,” as well as gameplay from “Rainbow Six Extraction,” an online multiplayer game that previously premiered as “Rainbow Six Quarantine” in 2019.

Ubisioft has confirmed that a previously announced remake of “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” will not be shown at E3. “Beyond Good and Evil 2,” another long-awaited Ubisoft title, hasn’t shared any news since September 2020 but that last update anticipated a trailer arriving in 2021.

Xbox and Bethesda

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Xbox executive Phil Spencer addressing the crowd at E3 2019.

Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda has been one of the biggest stories in the gaming business this year, bringing a healthy library of iconic video game franchises like “Fallout” and “Elder Scrolls” into the Xbox family.

While Xbox launched it’s next-gen Series X and Series S consoles in November, the company has been slow to deliver exclusive games. At E3 we expect details on “Halo Infinite,” a flagship Xbox title that was originally intended to launch alongside the Xbox Series X|S but was delayed to fall 2021 to improve the finished product.

Bethesda has fewer announced games on its slate, but fans have been excited for new details on the space roleplaying game “Starfield” and the next “Elder Scrolls” game. Future Bethesda releases will reportedly be exclusive to Xbox consoles and Windows PCs.

Square Enix

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Square Enix released “Final Fantasy VII Remake” last year after more than seven years of development.

This Japanese developer publishes a wide range of blockbuster games, including “Final Fantasy,” “Tomb Raider,” and “Marvel’s Avengers.” The company has promised news on upcoming action game “Babylon’s Fall,” narrative adventure “Life is Strange: True Colors,” and the next big update for “Avengers.”

Square Enix’s Eidos-Montreal will also show a world premiere trailer for their latest game; the same studio previously worked on “Tomb Raider,” “Avengers” and “Deus Ex.”

Take-Two Interactive

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“Grand Theft Auto V” is one of the bestselling games ever, and it’s coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Take-Two is best known as the publisher of “NBA 2K” and the parent company of “Grand Theft Auto” maker Rockstar Games. Rockstar is currently planning to re-release “Grand Theft Auto V” for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Take-Two recently signed Tiger Woods to an exclusive deal for future games, so we may see some of PGA Tour 2K22 at E3.

Ultimately, Take-Two’s conference could feature a range of surprises from partner studios; early leaks indicate the publisher could announce a Marvel-themed crossover with its “XCOM” strategy games.

Capcom

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Capcom’s “Resident Evil Village” is one of our favorite games of 2021 so far.

Capcom plans to talk about updates coming to some of the big games it released earlier this year, like “Resident Evil Village” and “Monster Hunter Rise.” There will also be news on at least two upcoming titles, “Monster Hunter Stories 2” and “The Great Ace Attorney.”

Nintendo

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Nintendo fans hope to learn more about the latest “Legend of Zelda” game at E3 2021.

It’s not clear what exactly Nintendo has planned for this year’s E3 presentation, but there has been wide speculation that the company could be working on a new version of the Switch with 4K resolution and an OLED screen.

Fans are eagerly awaiting new details on “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2,” but Nintendo is planning to release a remake “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword” in July. The company recently announced a new Pokémon game called “Pokémon Legends: Arceus,” so we could see more of that, or the upcoming remakes of “Pokémon Diamond” and “Pearl,” too.

Bandai-Namco

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Bandai-Namco has two anime-inspired games set to arrive in the coming months, “Scarlet Nexus” and “Tales of Arise.” Expect to see footage of those two alongside more footage of “Elden Ring,” a new game from “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin and the creators of “Dark Souls.”

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11 PlayStation exclusive games that make the PS5 worth buying

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“Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart” is one of the few games that requires a PS5 to play.

  • Sony is publishing dozens of exclusive games to maintain the popularity of the PlayStation 5.
  • While future games will be designed to make the most of the PS5, many will work on PS4 too.
  • We’ve compiled a list of new and upcoming PS5 games, excluding ones you can also play on PC or Xbox.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is the fastest-selling video game console on the market, enticing millions of gamers to upgrade their machines for the next-generation of blockbuster releases. PlayStation’s large library of exclusive games play a major role in the brand’s lasting popularity, with hits like “The Last of Us,” “God of War,” and “Marvel’s Spider-Man” breaking sales records and earning game of the year honors.

Sony says it’s working on at least 25 upcoming PS5 exclusives, many of which will also work on PS4. That’s good news, since the high demand for the PS5 is expected to outmatch supply for most of 2021. Players who grab games like “Horizon Forbidden West” on PS4 will be able to play an even better version for free whenever they upgrade to PS5.

Just a handful of PS5 games, like “Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart” and “Demon’s Souls,” are unavailable on the PS4 due to their technical demands.

Below we’ve compiled a list of upcoming games you need a PlayStation console to play, excluding games that are also available on PC or Xbox consoles.

‘Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart’ – available now

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“Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart” is the latest entry in the popular franchise.

“Ratchet and Clank” has been a PlayStation exclusive series since 2002, and “Rift Apart” is the first new entry since 2016, when the series was rebooted and adapted into a movie.

Ratchet and his robotic sidekick Clank have invented a wide range of weapons and gadgets to battle the evil Dr. Nefarious and his cronies. In “Rift Apart” Ratchet travels through space and time to stop Nefarious from tearing the universe apart, using a mix of platforming and run-and-gun skills to progress through each new world. 

As a true PlayStation 5 exclusive, “Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart” makes use of the PS5’s speedy loading times to let Ratchet quickly slide between worlds, and will incorporate ray tracing for enhanced reflections and lighting. The game also adds a new playable character to the series named Rivet, who hails from another dimension.

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‘Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade’ – available now

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“Final Fantasy VII” has been remade for the PS4 and PS5 with upgraded graphics and gameplay.

The original “Final Fantasy VII” was one of the first major exclusives released on the PS1, and more than 20 years later “Final Fantasy VII Remake” has returned to PS4 and PS5 as an exclusive reimagining of the classic game.

“Final Fantasy VII Remake” has been design from the ground up with a new combat system and some of the most impressive graphics we’ve seen to date. However, “Remake” only contains about one third of the original “Final Fantasy VII” story, so sequels are on the way.

Released on June 10, “Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade” is the first story add-on for the game and it’s exclusive to PlayStation 5.  That same day, “Final Fantasy VII Remake” also received an update to improve performance on PS5 and add a camera mode to all versions of the game.

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‘Horizon Forbidden West’ – late 2021

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The sequel to “Horizon Zero Dawn” is in the works for PS5.

Horizon Zero Dawn” marked the debut of a new PlayStation franchise on PS4, pushing the boundaries of the console with its impressive visuals. Its sequel, “Horizon Forbidden West,” continues the open world adventure series on a new continent, with players once again assuming control over the huntress Aloy in a post-apocalyptic version of the western United States, including regions of San Francisco, Utah, and the Yosemite Valley.

The creators of “Horizon Forbidden West,” Guerilla Games, say the haptic feedback of the PS5 controller will let players feel the resistance of Aloy’s bow while aiming, and it will have special interactions when fighting against machines and humans.

Sony has confirmed that “Horizon Forbidden West” will be available on PlayStation 4, as well as PS5.

‘God of War’ (title unconfirmed) – 2022 or later

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A new “God of War” title is being developed for the PlayStation 5 but few details are known.

The 2018 reboot of “God of War” was one of the PlayStation 4’s most critically acclaimed titles, earning multiple “Game of the Year” awards with its polished gameplay and story presentation. Sony teased the game’s sequel during a PlayStation 5 event in September 2020 with a logo and the word “Ragnarok.”

Sony’s Santa Monica Studios said it’s aiming for a 2022 release for the “God of War” sequel, but hopefully we see a trailer before the end of the year.

‘Gran Turismo 7’ – TBA

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“Gran Turismo 7” will take advantage of the PS5’s powerful hardware.

“Gran Turismo” is Sony’s seminal racing franchise, with each new entry in the series pushing the limits of the PlayStation hardware. Sony has confirmed that “Gran Turismo 7” will incorporate ray-tracing visual effects, 3D audio, and haptic feedback using the PS5’s Dual Sense controller.

A release window for “Gran Turismo 7” hasn’t been announced yet.

‘Returnal’ – available now

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“Returnal” is only available to play on the PS5.

Returnal” is one of the few PlayStation games that actually requires a PlayStation 5 to play, thanks to its fast moving gameplay and mutating environments. Players control an astronaut stranded on an alien planet who realizes that each time she dies, she is reborn at the start of her journey.

The goal of “Returnal” is to fight your way across this alien world and free yourself from the planet’s cycle of life and death, but each death will reset your progress. That makes “Returnal” quite difficult to complete, but it’s an absolute treat if you enjoy challenging games.

Returnal” also offers one of the most impressive demonstrations of the PS5 hardware so far, making expert use of the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback alongside the console’s next-gen processing power.

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‘Destruction AllStars’ – available now

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“Destruction AllStars” carries on the PlayStation brand’s long history with vehicle combat games.

Destruction AllStars” is a vehicle combat game that pits players against each other in a vicious demolition derby. While the emphasis is on your car, drivers can hop out of their vehicle to avoid elimination and regain the upper hand by hopping in another car on the course.

Longtime PlayStation fans will remember “Twisted Metal,” a PlayStation-exclusive vehicle combat game that launched two months after the original PlayStation in 1995. “Destruction AllStars” may not have the same kind of dark humor, but PlayStation has a long history with the vehicle combat genre.

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‘Demon’s Souls’ – available now

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You can only play FromSoftware’s remake of “Demon’s Souls” on the PlayStation 5.

FromSoftware’s “Dark Souls” games have earned a legendary reputation among hardcore gamers for their difficulty, but the series’ origin actually dates back to a small PlayStation 3 exclusive called “Demon’s Souls” released in 2009.

Despite its heavy influence on recent action games, “Demon’s Souls” was never been released outside of the PS3, while “Dark Souls I” and “Dark Souls II” enjoyed remasters on newer consoles.

The dungeon crawling gameplay and haunting visuals of “Demon’s Souls” were remastered for the PlayStation 5, with developer Bluepoint Games rebuilding all of FromSoftware’s original game from the ground up with new character designs and stunning environments in 4K resolution.

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‘Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales’ – available now

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The Ultimate edition of “Miles Morales” also comes with the PS5 remaster of “Marvel’s Spider-Man.”

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” was one of Sony’s biggest PlayStation 4 exclusives, making the game’s sequel an excellent way to demonstrate the difference in power between the PS4 and the PlayStation 5.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales” once again takes place in New York City, one year after the events of the first game. Marvel fans will recognize Miles from the 2018 film “Into the Spider-Verse” and years’ worth of comic book appearances. His unique spider powers — an invisibility cloak and electric venom blasts — look even more impressive with the PS5’s ray tracing features.

While “Miles Morales” is playable on PS4, the vast improvements in visuals and loading times make it one of most impressive games designed for PS5. If you haven’t played the original “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” you can also get the remastered version for PS5 when you buy the $70 Ultimate Edition of “Miles Morales.”

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‘Sackboy: A Big Adventure’ – available now

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The mascot from Sony’s “LittleBigPlanet” series stars in his own game called “Sackboy: A Big Adventure.”

Sackboy, the mascot of Sony’s “LittleBigPlanet” series, got his very own game when the PS5 launched. Unlike “LittleBigPlanet,” which primarily focused on creating your own 2D platforming stages, “Sackboy: A Big Adventure” offers a full 3D range of motion and a set of premade levels for up to four players.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure” is available for PlayStation 4 too, though the PS5 enjoys faster load times and enhanced graphics. The difference between PS4 and PS5 isn’t quite as noticeable as it is for games like “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” though.

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‘Astro’s Playroom’ – pre-installed on PS5

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Every PlayStation 5 console comes preloaded with “Astro’s Playroom.”

“Astro’s Playroom” is a sequel to “Astro Bot Rescue Mission,” a virtual reality platforming game released for the PlayStation 4 in 2018. However, “Playroom” doesn’t require a PlayStation VR headset, and comes pre-installed on the PS5 for free.

“Astro’s Playroom” is designed to show players how to use the special features of the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller as they guide Astro across four different worlds. Players can discover hidden artifacts from past PlayStation consoles and build a gallery of Sony’s gaming history.

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‘Loki,’ Marvel’s new time-hopping original series starring Tom Hiddleston, is now streaming on Disney Plus

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  • “Loki” debuted on Disney Plus on June 9, with new episodes premiering every Wednesday at 3 a.m. ET.
  • The show stars Tom Hiddleston and continues phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • A Disney Plus subscription costs $8 a month or $80 a year.

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“Loki” is the latest Disney Plus original series, continuing the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s expansion from movies to TV shows. The new series starring Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson is the third original MCU show to premiere on Disney Plus, following “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”

Loki’s fate was left ambiguous at the conclusion of “Avengers Endgame,” where he came into contact with a mystical artifact called the Tesseract and disappeared. In trailers, Loki is captured by a group called the Timekeepers and asked to help repair the damage he caused when he used the Tesseract.

Hiddleston first played Loki in “Thor” in 2011 and was the primary villain of the first “Avengers” movie in 2012; the character has appeared in a total of six MCU films leading up to his original show. Like “WandaVision” and “Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” it’s unclear if “Loki” will be an ongoing series, but it should give fans an even better idea of what’s to come from Marvel’s phase-four projects.

“Thor: Love and Thunder” is due out in theaters in February 2022, but it’s unknown if Loki will make an appearance. “Black Widow” will be released in theaters on July 9, and will be available the same day on Disney Plus as a Premier Access movie with a $30 fee. The next MCU show on Disney Plus will be “Ms. Marvel,” with a premiere planned for this fall.

How to watch ‘Loki’ on Disney Plus

“Loki” premiered on Disney Plus on June 9. New episodes of “Loki” will debut every Wednesday during the season, and will appear on Disney Plus at 3 a.m. ET. Previously, MCU shows like “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” were released on Fridays.

You can visit DisneyPlus.com or download the Disney Plus app to sign up for the service. Disney Plus costs $8 for a monthly plan or $80 annually. If you’re also interested in subscribing to Hulu or ESPN+, you can sign up for a discounted bundle with Disney Plus starting at $14 a month.

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The Disney Plus app is available on Apple devices, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, and most smart TVs. Disney Plus includes support for 4K resolution and HDR (high dynamic range) contrast on compatible displays, as well as Dolby Atmos audio on supported systems.

What other movies and shows can I watch on Disney Plus?

Along with being home to nearly every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney Plus has a big catalog of classic movies and shows.

That includes Disney’s library of animated films, new Pixar releases, Disney Channel programming, documentaries from National Geographic, and entire franchises like “Star Wars” and “The Simpsons.”

Disney Plus original series like “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “The Mandalorian” were the most streamed shows in America as new episodes premiered.

For more details, check out our full Disney Plus review here.

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Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather faces YouTube star Logan Paul in a PPV match tonight – here’s how to watch the fight live

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  • Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight YouTube star Logan Paul in a PPV event at 8 p.m. ET.
  • The $50 pay-per-view (PPV) is available to order via Showtime, Fanmio, and most cable providers.
  • A Showtime plan is not needed to order the PPV, and existing members still need to pay the $50 fee.

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YouTube star Logan Paul will face undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition pay-per-view fight. Showtime and Fanmio will stream the pay-per-view event live from Miami, Florida, starting tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

You’ll have to pay $50 plus taxes and fees to watch Mayweather vs. Paul using the Showtime app, Fanmio app, or cable/satellite TV providers like Xfinity.

The fight will be the largest spectacle yet for Paul, who embarked on a professional boxing career alongside his brother and fellow YouTube star Jake Paul more than two years ago. While Jake has earned victories in his first three professional boxing matches, Logan lost his official debut against another YouTuber in November 2019.

Mayweather boasts an undefeated record with 50 wins and 27 knockouts; he last fought against former UFC champion Conor McGregor in 2017. At 44 years old, Mayweather no longer contends for world championships, but he’s still considered one of the best boxers of his generation and remains an influential figure in the sport.

Paul stands six inches taller than Mayweather and will likely weigh significantly more on the day of the fight, but Mayweather’s years of experience and unmatched technique make him the clear favorite. On the undercard, Badou Jack will face Dervin Colina in a light heavyweight match; and former NFL player Chad Johnson will make his boxing debut.

How to watch Mayweather vs. Paul

Mayweather vs. Paul is a $50 pay-per-view event produced by Showtime. You can order the fight to watch online via the Showtime app or the Fanmio app. You can also order directly through cable/satellite providers like Xfinity and Spectrum. The event starts tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

A Showtime subscription is not required to purchase the PPV. Though Showtime is presenting Mayweather vs. Paul, the event won’t be broadcast on Showtime’s cable channels. Showtime subscribers still have to pay $50 to their TV provider or through the Showtime app to watch the fight.

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The Showtime app is available on Apple devices, Roku, Roku TVs, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, and Android smart TVs from Sony and Hisense. You can also visit Showtime.com to watch on your computer.

The Fanmio app is available on Apple devices, Google TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV. Fanmio PPV purchases of the fight also include a free limited-edition shirt.

Here’s the full fight card for Mayweather vs. Paul

  • Chad Johnson versus Brian Maxwell [four-round exhibition]
  • Jarrett Hurd versus Luis Arias [10-round super welterweight fight]
  • Badou Jack versus Dervin Colina [10-round light heavyweight fight]
  • Floyd Mayweather versus Logan Paul [eight-round exhibition]
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‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,’ the latest movie in the blockbuster horror series, is now streaming on HBO Max

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Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as Lorraine and Ed Warren in “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.”

  • “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” hit theaters and HBO Max on June 4.
  • Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star in this supernatural thriller based on a real murder trial.
  • The movie will be available to stream until July 5; HBO Max members need the ad-free plan to watch.

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“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” premiered in theaters and on HBO Max on June 4. The film is the latest Warner Bros. movie available for streaming the same day it arrives on the big screen.

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in the movie, which is based on the real-life murder trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson. The Warrens claimed that Johnson was possessed by a demon during the exorcism of a young boy, which drove him to kill his landlord several months later.

“The Devil Made Me Do It” is the newest movie in The Conjuring Universe, a series of films based on the Warrens’ career case files. The franchise also includes “The Nun,” “The Curse of La Llorona,” and three “Annabelle” films. The first two films in “The Conjuring” series are among the highest grossing horror movies of all time, and have garnered critical acclaim as well.

Where to watch ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’

“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” is now available on HBO Max for a limited time. Subscribers to the ad-free plan can stream the movie through July 4.

HBO Max costs $15 a month for ad-free access to thousands of movies and TV shows, along with every Warner Bros. theatrical release for 2021. A cheaper, ad-supported plan is available for $10 a month, but it doesn’t include Warner’s theatrical releases.

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You can watch HBO Max using the dedicated app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple devices, Android, Xbox, PlayStation, and most smart TVs. You can also visit HBOMax.com to stream via your computer browser. “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” is available to stream in 4K with support for Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and HDR10 formats.

Where to stream The Conjuring Universe

There are eight films in The Conjuring Universe so far, and they’re all currently available to watch on HBO Max. Below you can find a full list of The Conjuring Universe movies and where to watch them.

What else is coming to HBO Max?

Warner Bros. will continue to bring its new theatrical releases to HBO Max throughout 2021. “Those Who Wish Me Dead” starring Angelina Jolie is streaming now and “In the Heights” from “Hamilton” creator Lin Manuel Miranda is due out June 10.

The kid-friendly “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” starring LeBron James and the Looney Tunes, is scheduled to hit HBO Max on July 16, followed by “Suicide Squad” on August 6. “Malignant,” a new horror movie by “The Conjuring” producer James Wan, is due out in September.

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Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather faces YouTube star Logan Paul in a PPV match this Sunday – here’s how to watch the fight live

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  • Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight YouTube star Logan Paul on June 6.
  • The match headlines a $50 pay-per-view (PPV) event presented by Showtime.
  • A Showtime plan is not needed to order the PPV, and existing members still need to pay the $50 fee.

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YouTube star Logan Paul will face undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition pay-per-view fight on June 6. Showtime will stream the pay-per-view fight live from Miami, Florida, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

You’ll have to pay $50 plus taxes and fees to stream Mayweather vs. Paul using the Showtime app, or you can order it through your cable or satellite TV provider.

The fight will be the largest spectacle yet for Paul, who embarked on a professional boxing career alongside his brother and fellow YouTube star Jake Paul more than two years ago. While Jake has earned victories in his first three professional boxing matches, Logan lost his official debut against another YouTuber in November 2019.

Mayweather boasts an undefeated record with 50 wins and 27 knockouts; he last fought against former UFC champion Conor McGregor in 2017. At 44 years old, Mayweather no longer contends for world championships, but he’s still considered one of the best boxers of his generation and remains an influential figure in the sport.

Paul stands six inches taller than Mayweather and will likely weigh significantly more on the day of the fight, but Mayweather’s years of experience and unmatched technique make him the clear favorite for this exhibition bout. On the undercard, Badou Jack will face Dervin Colina in a light heavyweight match; and former NFL player Chad Johnson will make his boxing debut.

How to watch Mayweather vs. Paul

Mayweather vs. Paul is a $50 pay-per-view event produced by Showtime. You can order the fight to stream online via the Showtime app, or purchase it through your cable/satellite provider. The event will start at 8 p.m. ET on June 6. A Showtime subscription is not required to purchase the PPV.

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The Showtime app is available on Apple devices, Roku, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, PlayStation, and smart TVs from Samsung and LG. You can also visit Showtime.com to watch on your computer.

Though Showtime is presenting Mayweather vs. Paul, the event won’t be broadcast on Showtime’s cable channels. Showtime subscribers still have to pay $50 to their TV provider or through the Showtime app to watch the fight.

Here’s the full fight card for Mayweather vs. Paul

  • Chad Johnson versus Brian Maxwell [four-round exhibition]
  • Jarrett Hurd versus Luis Arias [10-round super welterweight fight]
  • Badou Jack versus Dervin Colina [10-round light heavyweight fight]
  • Floyd Mayweather versus Logan Paul [eight-round exhibition]
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Prime Video lets you stream tons of movies and shows as part of an Amazon Prime membership or standalone plan – here’s how to sign up

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  • Prime Video – Amazon’s on-demand streaming service – includes thousands of movies and TV shows.
  • The service is included with a Prime membership for $13 a month or $119 a year.
  • You can also add extra Prime Video Channels, like HBO and Showtime, to watch even more content.

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The perks of an Amazon Prime membership seem so numerous that most of its 100-million-and-counting US subscribers are probably only using a fraction of them. You can use it for groceries with AmazonFresh, take advantage of free two-day shipping on tons of products, and get exclusive deals during Amazon’s annual Prime Day sale.

But, if you want to catch a new film or TV show, one of the best membership perks is definitely Amazon’s streaming service: Prime Video.

Prime Video features thousands of popular shows and movies, including original films like “Coming 2 America” and “Borat 2,” as well as exclusive shows like “The Boys.”

In addition to its large library of on-demand content, Prime Video includes Prime Video Channels. This feature lets you add streaming access to popular networks for an extra monthly fee. The streaming service also offers a selection of live sports, including the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.”

If you’re looking for a way to get the most out of your Amazon Prime membership, here’s how you can start watching Prime Video today.

What is Prime Video?

Prime Video is an on-demand streaming service that’s included in your Amazon Prime membership. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can also sign up for Prime Video on its own.

You can watch thousands of titles on Prime Video, including many award-winning movies, original programs, and critically acclaimed original TV series.

The streaming service has roughly 24,000 movies and over 2,100 shows to choose from. You can also rent or buy additional movies and TV episodes not included with your subscription, and add over 100 premium channels with Prime Video Channels.

How much does Prime Video cost?

Prime Video is included with an Amazon Prime membership for $13 a month or $119 a year. If you’re not interested in any of Amazon Prime’s other perks, you can sign up for Prime Video on its own for $9 a month.

Students at US colleges and universities can save 50% off and pay just $6.49 a month for Amazon Prime thanks to Prime Student.

Can I try Prime Video for free?

New members can get a free trial of Amazon Prime – which includes Prime Video – for 30 days. That’s one of the longest free trial periods you can get for any streaming service.

After the trial period you can continue paying the regular rate or cancel your plan. You’ll need to cancel your subscription before the end of the trial in order to avoid paying for your next month.

What devices can I use to watch Prime Video?

You can watch Prime Video on your web browser, iOS and Android devices, and more. Here’s a list of devices compatible with Prime Video:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
  • Opera
  • Android
  • iOs (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • TiVo
  • Apple TV
  • Sony Smart TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart TV
  • LG Smart TV
  • Vizio Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • JVC Smart TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Amazon Fire Tablet
  • Amazon Echo
  • PlayStation consoles (3, 4, and 5)
  • Microsoft Xbox Series (Series X, Series S, One)

How does Prime Video compare to other streaming services?

Prime Video‘s cost falls somewhere in the middle of the pack compared to other popular streaming services, like HBO Max ($15 a month) and Peacock (as low as $5 a month). Its standalone price is essentially the same as a basic Netflix plan ($9 a month), although that Netflix option is limited to standard definition while Prime Video offers up to 4K streaming at no extra cost.

Unlike competitors’ streaming services, Prime Video is the only one you can get as part of an Amazon Prime membership. If you frequently have Amazon items shipped to your home or want free delivery on grocery orders over $50, the addition of Amazon Prime for $4 more a month is a no brainer.

Does Prime Video support 4K and HDR?

Prime Video supports a number of advanced video and audio formats, including high dynamic range (HDR), 4K Ultra HD, and Dolby Atmos.

All HDR titles use the HDR10 and HDR10+ formats. Another HDR format, Dolby Vision, is also supported on a select number of titles.

When it comes to advanced audio, Prime Video supports Dolby Atmos on some shows and movies, but the selection is nowhere near as big as it is on Netflix or Disney Plus. The info page for each title typically reveals whether it supports audio formats like Dolby Atmos.

You should check your devices first to see if your video and audio gear will play Prime Video content in these advanced formats.

What shows and movies are on Prime Video?

Prime Video has a wide range of series and films. This includes a number of exclusive 2021 Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated movies like “Sound of Metal” and “One Night In Miami…,” as well as new releases such as the Amazon original “Coming 2 America.”

The service isn’t short of shows, either, including popular originals like “The Boys” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Prime Video also features children’s shows like “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” based on the book of the same name.

Outside of original content, the streaming service includes a rotating library of hits from the past – like “Gladiator” and “Back to the Future” – along with the option to pay extra for Prime Video “cinema” releases that are still playing in theaters.

The streaming service is also making ground in the sports market. In March, the National Football League announced a 10-year deal that gives Prime Video the exclusive rights to air its “Thursday Night Football” games starting in 2022.

What does Amazon’s purchase of MGM mean for Prime Video?

Amazon struck an $8.45 billion deal to acquire MGM in May 2021. The deal could have a big impact on what Prime Video subscribers get to watch.

MGM is home to a number of popular franchises including Rocky, James Bond, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Real Housewives,” and more. In total, the studio has made over 4,000 films and 17,000 TV shows, according to a press release.

Many existing MGM titles and new entries in the studio’s franchises could now become a part of Prime Video’s library. But, it’s not as straightforward as all MGM titles leaving other streaming services to head to Amazon.

For instance, WarnerMedia and Turner Broadcasting have a hold on the streaming rights to MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz,” “Gone with the Wind,” “Singin’ in the Rain” and all movies before 1986. If Amazon wants these films on Prime Video, it would have to make a separate deal.

It’s also unclear when MGM titles will make their way to Prime Video. As one Citigroup analyst told Barron’s, the titles would “likely” move to the streaming service “over time.” There are also other parties that still have input concerning future MGM releases, such as Eon Productions’ creative control over decisions regarding future James Bond shows and films.

Upcoming movies that have already been announced for other streaming services, like “No Time to Die” and “Creed III,” should still make their way to Epix and Paramount Plus first thanks to existing deals.

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How to watch all the announcements from Apple’s biggest software event of the year

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  • Apple’s WWDC keynote address will stream live on June 7 at 1 p.m. ET.
  • The keynote is expected to reveal new features coming to iOS 15, MacOS 12, and WatchOS 8.
  • WWDC runs through June 12 with more than 200 conference sessions for developers to watch and join.

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will be a virtual event for a second consecutive year, starting with a keynote address on June 7 at 1 p.m. ET.

The keynote is expected to feature details related to new Apple software like iOS 15, MacOS 12, and Watch OS 8, as well as potential product announcements for staple Apple devices like the MacBook Pro.

How to watch Apple WWDC, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple’s WWDC 2021 keynote will stream live on YouTube and Apple.com starting at 1 p.m. ET on June 7.

If you’re watching at Apple.com, it’s recommended to use Safari on iOS 12 or later, but the stream should be accessible via the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge on various devices.

The YouTube stream of WWDC will be accessible through the YouTube app and website, but we’ve noticed that Apple’s YouTube video seems to run a bit behind the Apple.com feed during live events.

After the keynote address, WWDC will continue through June 12 with more than 200 conference sessions planned. The event gives developers who create software for Apple devices a chance to connect with the company, learn about upcoming features, and improve their skills.

You can view WWDC sessions online at Apple’s developer site starting June 8, or watch inside the Apple Developer app on an Apple device.

What to expect from Apple at WWDC

Apple used last year’s WWDC keynote to introduce its M1 chip, which has significantly improved battery and overall performance for the latest iPad Pro and MacBook models. We anticipate Apple announcing an update to the MacBook Pro, given the company’s track record for annual revisions to its flagship notebook, and a successor to the M1 chip could be introduced too.

WWDC will also likely introduce iOS 15 and the next MacOS after Big Sur. Major updates for iOS and MacOS usually arrive in the fall when new iPhones are released, but Apple often teases new features at WWDC and opens public testing of the upcoming software in the following weeks.

Apple’s last major keynote address was an April event called Spring Loaded, where it introduced iPad Pros and iMacs using M1 chips, a new Bluetooth tracker called AirTag, and a purple iPhone 12.

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