Sony announces expanded PlayStation Plus membership to rival Xbox Game Pass

Sony has announced plans to launch a games subscription service to rival Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. Game Pass is effectively the closest thing the games industry has to a Netflix equivalent, offering Xbox players access to more than 100 games as part of a monthly subscription. Now, Sony is looking to get in on the […]

Sony trials PlayStation Plus Video Pass in Poland

Sony is testing a video streaming service for its PlayStation platform. The service, called PlayStation Plus Video Pass, is being trialed in Poland and offers access to a small library of content owned by Sony Pictures. At present, 15 movies and six TV shows are available, with Sony promising more every three months.  Rather than […]

Sky Deutschland launches Ticket on new Xbox and PlayStation consoles

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland is launching its low-cost OTT option Sky Ticket on new game consoles the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5. The service will be available on the Microsoft device on November 10 and on Sony’s PlayStation on November 19. Sky Ticket providers a reange of entertainment and […]

Sony launches POP kids app on PlayStation 4

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched an PlayStation on-demand app for children in the UK that features some of the best-known shows from its free-to-air kids channel POP. SPT partnered with Sony Interactive Entertainment UK (SIE UK) for the launch of the POP App, which is aimed at seven to 11 year-olds and is available […]

PlayStation VR sales top 900,000

Sales of Sony’s October-launched PlayStation VR headset reached 915,000 as of February 19, according to president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House. In an exclusive interview with the New York Times, House revealed that Sony is well on track to beat its internal goal of one million headsets sold by mid-April – […]

PlayStation VR adds support for 3D movies

Sony has added 3D movie support to PlayStation VR in the latest software update for its PlayStation 4 games console. Sony said in a blog post that version 4.50 of the PS4 system software will let users watch 3D Blu-rays via PlayStation VR, with the addition of stereoscopic 3D support. The update also adds external hard […]

PlayStation Vue launches on Android TVs

Sony’s over-the-top TV service PlayStation Vue has launched on Android TVs in the US and will soon add PC and Mac support. “You can sign up for PlayStation Vue via the web for these two new devices without the need of a PlayStation console,” said PlayStation Vue head of product, Dan Myers. PS Vue account […]

Sky Germany taps Accedo for PlayStation streaming

Sky in Germany has worked with TV application specialist Accedo to bring its online TV service, Sky Online, to PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles. Sky used Accedo XDK, the firm’s cross-platform development toolkit, for the rollout with the app now live on both generations of PlayStation. “Having launched Sky Online, together with Accedo, on Samsung […]

Samsung boosts UK Smart TV Hub gaming options

Samsung is bolstering its UK gaming line-up with the addition of the PlayStation Now and GameFly Streaming apps to its smart TV store. The new apps join a growing line-up of services available to download through its smart TV hub, which include Amazon Instant Video, Curzon Home Cinema, Mubi and YouTube. “At Samsung, we are […]

Accedo partners with Norway’s NRK for VoD service

TV apps specialist Accedo has partnered with Norwegian public broadcaster NRK to power its VoD service for smart TVs.  The NRK TV VoD service launches today across smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, and Philips, as well as on PlayStation 3 and 4 games consoles. The VoD offering – which includes more than 40,000 free […]