Sony adds online movies to PS3
Downloading movies straight to your hard drive is great - especially when it's to your PS3. Come to think of it, very convenient since it's already hooked up to the big-screen TV. With this function, I wouldn't mind just getting one for the amenities - ok that may be going a bit far, but I must admit that Sony knows what we want.
Sony's movie and television sales and rental service went live Tuesday at the PlayStation Network which is accessible through the PS3.
The roster of show providers includes Fox, MGM, Disney, Paramount and Sony Pictures.
Television shows can be viewed for 1.99 dollars per episode and film rental prices range from 2.99 to 5.99 dollars, Sony executives said during a press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
PlayStation 3 users can buy movies for download at prices from 9.99 to 14.99 dollars.
In a unique twist, downloaded video can be transferred to Sony's handheld PSP game devices for viewing on the go.
A day earlier, Sony rival Microsoft announced an alliance with Netflix in which the popular US online video rental service's members will be able to stream films for viewing using Xbox 360 videogame consoles.
Netflix lets members download films for viewing on computers and maintain online queues of DVDs that are mailed to homes