Sony To Discontinue PlayStation Store Movie And TV Purchases And Rentals
Sony has announced that it is going to discontinue movie and TV purchases and rentals on the PlayStation Store.
Revealed on the PlayStation Blog, the store will “no longer offer movie and TV purchases and rentals through PlayStation Store as of August 31, 2021. According to Sony, the decision was made after observing “tremendous growth” from PlayStation fans using “subscription-based and ad-based entertainment streaming services,” such as Netflix, YouTube, Disney + and others.
Users will still have access to the content they’ve purchased beyond the August 31 deadline, with the movies and TV shows available for “on-demand playback” across the PS4 and PS5, as well as mobile devices.
Sony rounded off the post by saying that the company looks forward to “further enhancing the entertainment experience on PlayStation.” Perhaps we’ll see something to replace this system in the future but, for now, Sony is shuttering the service as it observes the trend towards streaming content.
In other Sony news, here’s everything you need to know about the PS5 DualSense controller drift, as a class-action lawsuit is filed related to the issue. A Bloomberg report recently claimed that internal storage upgrades would be coming to the PlayStation 5 via a firmware patch arriving later this year.
Sony recently held a State of Play showcase, revealing a number of games including Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade and Sloclap’s Sufi.
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