Neon Shines Bright on PS4

PlayStation 4 users can immerse themselves in the virtual reality of Westeros’ seven kingdoms with today’s release of Sky’s streaming service Neon on the 4K games console.

The Neon app can be downloaded from the PlayStation store for both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro.

It allows users to not only stream Sky’s TV series and movies but also to explore key properties using PlayStation VR.

With the cinematic mode, they can journey through the seven kingdoms of Westeros in Game of Thrones, and experience the AI-populated futuristic western-themed park in Westworld or the epic battle between Captain America and Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War.

“What better way to expand Neon’s reach than to partner up with the most popular gaming console in New Zealand,” Neon chief Cuan Gray, says in the press release.

“Our content is the perfect accompaniment to PS4 with series like Fargo, Big Little Lies, The Walking Dead and Catastrophe, plus the much-awaited Twin Peaks coming express in May.

“Neon also has an impressive selection of big blockbuster movies like X-Men Apocalypse, Independence Day: Resurgence and Warcraft and the upcoming Superman Returns.”

The initiative is the latest improvement to Sky’s hitherto half-hearted streaming service, which remains the country’s most expensive at $20 a month and, until recently, mostly stocked with SD fare.

It launched with SD streams three years ago and only this year has begun to beef up its HD content with not only movies and SoHo staples but also exclusive premieres like Nashville, RoyalsYoungerThe Girlfriend Experience and Guilt.

Game of Thrones (seasons 1-6) was Neon’s most popular attraction last year, followed by The Walking Dead, Banshee, Girls and Fear the Walking Dead.

Top movies included Minions, Fifty Shades of Grey, Inside Out, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Pitch Perfect 2.

This year will see not just the latest season of SoHo hits like Ray Donovan in HD but also their earlier seasons.

Lined up in HD for next month are Versailles, Hell on WheelsDivorce and the movies Hall Pass, Hereafter, Ice Age: Collision Course, Lights Out, Now You See Me: The Second Act, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, The Purge: Election Year, The Rite, Superman Returns, Unknown and War Dogs.

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