Movie fans in the UK may have Sony Playstation consoles, but they don’t have Netflix. They do have LOVEFiLM, the subscription service that mirrors Netflix in terms of both disc delivery and streaming. However, until now, LOVEFiLM has not embedded itself in mass pop hardware, like the video game consoles. On Wednesday, a Playstation/LOVEFiLM deal was announced:
Film Fans on LOVEFiLM subscription packages of £5.99 or above will be able to stream thousands of titles via their PS3. You’ll also be able to scroll through titles on the page and search through categories including ‘Pick of the Week’, ‘Most Watched’ and ‘Highest Rated’, so you will never be short of a great film to watch. Don’t worry if you’re not a member because you will benefit from exclusive incentives to join the service, including free trials. We’ll be back with more information on the service nearer to launch.
It will be interesting to see if foreign pay TV deals allow for great subscription video options (or fewer) than the U.S. platforms. Here’s a video demo of the new service: