Rising energy prices affect video game creators


Consider new video streaming options on PS5, PS4 as energy prices rise.


 While the PS5 is a great all-around entertainment box, it may not be your best bet for recently relaunched streaming apps like Netflix and Disney+. This is because the power consumption when using your next-gen system is higher than when using a dedicated device like a Chromecast or Apple TV.Many of us keep a close eye on our energy use for what seems like common sense, for economic or environmental reasons.

According to the FlatPanelsHD analysis shared by Eurogamer.net, the PS5 consumes around 70-80 watts while watching, compared to just 2.5-3.2 watts on Chromecast or 3-4 watts on Apple TV. . . . This comparison is even more modest, around 90 to 95 watts on an original PS4.Not to mention that using your console to watch your favorite programs will cost you more than alternatives with less power.

It's also worth noting that the experience on PlayStation is perhaps not as good as it sounds, as a result pushing HDR that is often not natively supported, and the lack of framerate compatibility that can provide video stutters. It is also known that the PS5 does not support Dolby Vision or Atmos, which is a big concern for fans.

Now, of course, we don't suggest deleting your Netflix and Disney+ apps — if you only spend a few hours a week watching programs on your consoles, it's not worth buying a Chromecast instead. But in times of high energy prices, it’s worth remembering.

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