Sony’s ‘Video Unlimited’ Service Bows on PS415 Nov, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Movie and TV episode transactional VOD service complements music stream platform on new gaming system
Sony Network Entertainment International Nov. 15 said its digital streaming video service, “Video Unlimited,” is now live on the PlayStation 4, which launched today in the United States.
Video Unlimited features a library of more than 200,000 titles across nine countries featuring Hollywood movies and TV shows, well as films and TV shows from local studios. Content can be rented and purchased via the PS Store and streamed directly to the PS4. Movies and TV episodes are available on the service in 1080p high-definition or standard-definition.
The service is available on Sony's Bravia TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and Home Theatre systems, Xperia tablets and smartphones, and PCs through Sony's Media Go app. It is also available on the PS3 and PS Vita.
In addition to accessing video content through the PS Store, users can access Video Unlimited in PS4's "What's New" area, to see lists of recently watched titles and related content that their friends have recently purchased, watched or rated (with their permission).
When users select the Video Unlimited app, they can also access their purchased and rented content and can get specific details on that content, including rental status and viewing progress.
"PlayStation fans love all forms of digital entertainment, whether it's a blockbuster game or the latest Hollywood movie," said Michael Aragon, VP and GM of global digital video and music services at Sony Network Entertainment International. "Video Unlimited brings gamers all of the great video content they expect and delivers a totally new and fun experience on PS4."