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 […]

FilmoTV to launch first French SVOD service for Playstation

French subscription video-on-demand service FilmoTV has partnered with multi-screen app firm Dotscreen to launch what they claim is the first French SVOD offering on the Playstation. The app is available for Playstation 3 and 4 consoles as well as on Sony Bravia connected TVs, offering a catalogue of “hundreds of movies” for €9.99 per month. The […]

Russian VoD site Tvigle launches PlayStation app

Russian video-on-demand site Tvigle has launched an app for Sony PlayStation consoles.  The firm said it was the first Russian online video provider to launch on the device, and would open up the service to more than a million PS3 users in Russia. The app will also be available on the soon-to-launch PS4 console. Tvigle […]