Sony and LOVEFiLM, a leading European film subscription service, have announced a groundbreaking partnership to bring LOVEFiLM to the millions of PlayStation 3 users across the UK. An agreement between the companies will see LOVEFiLM become an official PS3 integrated subscription film service partner. LOVEFiLM subscribers will be able to stream the UK’s largest choice of subscription titles directly to their TVs, through their PS3s and open a new world of interactivity with LOVEFiLM. How ace is that?
The partnership will soon take LOVEFiLM, currently with 1.4 million subscribers, into PS3’s three million-and-growing UK households.
LOVEFiLM Chief Executive, Simon Calver, said:
“This is game-changing for LOVEFiLM and transformational for the UK home entertainment market as a whole. PS3 already has a very large installed customer base of all ages, all of whom will soon be able to benefit from our unique combination of instantly available content, streamed through their PS3, as well as DVD, Blu-ray and Games rental by post. To become PS3’s partner for our service is a tremendous endorsement of the value, choice and convenience offered by LOVEFiLM.”
The LOVEFiLM service will become available on the XMB on all internet-connected PS3s, providing most members of LOVEFiLM on subscription packages access to thousands of titles from major studios and independents, streamed instantly to their TV via their PS3, in addition to the rental by post services. Members will be able to scroll through titles on the page, also search through categories including ‘Pick of the Week’, ‘Most Watched’ and ‘Highest Rated’, view ratings and search through the LOVEFiLM instant offering by title, actor and genre. LOVEFiLM will offer any PS3 users who are not already LOVEFiLM subscribers, exclusive incentives to join the service, including free trials.
“We know there is a huge interest within our audience for film, and so the addition of LOVEFiLM to our current range of services is a very natural fit and one which significantly enhances the value proposition of PlayStation 3,” said Ray Maguire, MD of Sony Computer Entertainment UK. “LOVEFiLM has a proven track record of success and innovation in the film distribution field and is a very welcome addition to the PlayStation family that I’m confident PlayStation gamers will embrace enthusiastically.”
For more information about LoveFilm’s services, follow the link: http://www.lovefilm.com/browse/film/watch-online/
It’s quite a good service. A lot of people have complained that the service freezes or lags, but I’ve not experienced any, my only gripe is I wish they had more movies for each genre. Currently each genre has 100 movies you can watch online.
Movies often pause after a hour or so – very annoying. Rarely finish watching a movie because of this problem. Have a hardwired network connection to my ps3 so can’t be down to poor wifi signal. Not likely to carry on with the lovefilm service much longer! Online movies not reliable enough to have friends round.
Watched the first 2 Evil Dead films on it the other week at my brothers. We had a 30 second freeze about an hour into the first one, but apart from that it was fine.
Signed up for it myself, and now, after having a browse, couldn’t find anything I wanted to watch.