Emby on PS5: Release Date, Installation, and Many Things (2023)

Is releasing of Emby on PS5 still pending? Many of us will love to see Emby on PS5, isn’t it right?

Well, since the date of launch (12th November 2020), it’s been almost more than 2 years but, users are still waiting for many things to come on PS5, Emby is one of them. It being free is one reason, but there are many other reasons like a beautiful display and a very nice interface. So, yes, if you are willing to have this on PS5, this wouldn’t be wrong by any side!

Do you know, the first regions to get the PS5 console were the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea? Yes, the PlayStation 5 was first launched in these countries, and then after almost a week, it was launched in the UK and Europe, on 19th November 2020.)

Well, the console is now available but, users are disappointed because they are still waiting for some apps to be used on their console!

In this guide, I am going to discuss the things that you should know about PS5 Emby including the release date, why there is a delay in release, the streaming app that you can use on your PS5, and many more… I am pretty sure that by the end of this post, you would have come to know many things about Emby on Playstation 5 which will be very beneficial for you.

So, without wasting any second, let’s dive in!

Streaming apps that you can use on the PS5

PS5 streaming apps

Many of us use a console to stream different kinds of apps on it. Some of us stream Movie and TV apps, Sports apps, Animation apps, Live TV apps, and Music apps while some stream other apps like Twitch or YouTube.

So, I am going to discuss all these types of apps that you can use on your PS5 console.

Movie and TV Apps on PS5

PS5 supports 4K streaming on both the standard and digital editions across several movie and TV apps. So, you can get an amazing feel by streaming such apps. It supports almost all popular movies and TVs apps including:

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Apple TV Plus
  • Disney Plus
  • HBO Max
  • Showtime
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • Peacock
  • Redbox
  • PlayStation Video

Sports Streaming Apps

This is good to go for the people who love streaming sports apps, PS5 has a good list of apps that can be streamed in it. Let’s see:

  • BT Sport
  • DAZN
  • ESPN Plus
  • NFL Sunday Ticket
  • WWE Network (Outside of the US)
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL

These are not all sports apps, but yet, are sufficient. 

Animation Apps

PS5 has added some very popular animation apps so that you can stay up to date with your favorite anime.

The anime giant apps that are available on PS5 are Crunchyroll and Funimation.

Live TV Apps

If you love watching live TV, there is a place. Although PS5 is a great place to stream apps without having cable services, sometimes you wouldn’t want to forget some live TV apps:

  • Now TV
  • Plex
  • Pluto TV
  • Tubi TV
  • Vudu
  • YouTube TV
  • CBS News 

Music Apps

Without music, something will always be missing! But, luckily there are some music apps that can be streamed on your PS5: Apple Music and Spotify.

This has limited options, yet you can enjoy music using these two apps.

It’s not over, there are some other apps too to stream, that as YouTube and Twitch. 

So these were the apps that you can stream and enjoy, but what about Emby? Is it available on PS5? 

Is Emby officially on PlayStation 5?

Is Emby officially on PlayStation 5?

For now, you will be disappointed because the Emby app is not on the PS5 console media server.  Even the official app wasn’t available on PlayStation 4, to access it, users used to use a web browser. Although the experience with the web browser is not so satisfying. 

On PS4, you can access Emby by connecting it through tv.emby.media on the web browser. 

Unfortunately, this is not available on PS5, you can’t access Emby even if you use the hidden web browser on your console.

Like older models, PS 5 has a hidden browser, but you can’t run Emby using it. 

Is there any trick to use Emby on PS5?

On the Emby community forum, a user has claimed that he made it work on the PlayStation 5. But he faced issues after. So, Yes, according to him, there is a trick, but it is at your own risk. 

If you are ready to take the risk, you can visit the link and try the steps that the user has mentioned there. In my recommendation, I would say to wait until any official announcement has not come!

Is there any hidden browser on PS 5? (Yes, here is how to use it?)

One additional thing I would love to address is that you should know about the hidden browser on your PS5 console. This will make many things simple for you! 

How to use Internet Browser on PS5?

Video Credit- MrMario2011

I think the above video is enough to understand how to access and use the internet browser on your PS5 console; no need to explain the steps in textual format. 

Why is the Emby app not on PS5, Yet? 

It is quite a common question and it is bound to come because Plex is on the PS5 so why not Emby?

Well, this has been answered by Luke (one of the administrators of the Emby media team) handsomely, “The issue isn’t just cost, it’s also getting accepted by Sony. They are picking and choosing selectively who they approve for app development.”

However, Plex is on the PS5 for a long time, even from the time when PS5 was launched. Plex has a paid plan, bigger resources, and a team, which could be a reason to work with Sony. 

When will the Emby app be released on PS5, any catch-up?

For now, no announcement has been made on the release date of the Emby app on PS5. 

Since the Sony team hasn’t provided any catch-up, Emby can’t start working till the clearance.

While the Emby team is in touch with Sony and making effort to get approval from them to work together and get their app on the console, it’s important to you to know the other options for now.

Devices That Currently Support Emby

Since the app is not currently on PS5, you don’t have any other option rather than to look into the devices that supports Emby.

These devices are:

Bottom Lines…

Honestly, it is very disappointing to not have the Emby app on PS5. On PS3 and PS4, it can be run (at least to some extent) via DLNA and the web browser respectively. But on PS5, it’s not possible- at least for now.

I will keep my eyes on the related news and updates and as any catch-up comes, I will update that right here in this post. Till then, you can go with the other supported device and enjoy Emby services on that. 

I hope this post has provided you with the piece of information that you were looking for. Enjoy your time! Have a great time!

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