Film Streaming Service Blinkbox Hits PS3
On demand film and TV streaming service Blinkbox is now available on PS3.
Launched in April 2008, the service plays home to over 5,000 movies and TV shows from content partners including Warner Bros, Universal, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, BBC Worldwide and Aardman.
Blinkbox has designed a platform specifically for the PS3′s internet browser and has optimised its service for the console’s controller, according to the Associated Press.
Content can be rented or purchased to own, and is automatically resized by Blinkbox’s webpage for the best fit on any TV screen. While some content is freely available, paid TV show rental prices begin at 39p, with films starting at 99p.
"The PS3 is the first of a number of devices to which we will be bringing Blinkbox, enabling customers to use our service on their TVs for instant streaming of new blockbuster movies – available on the same day as their release on DVD – as well as a growing library of free ad-supported titles," said Blinkbox CEO Michael Comish.
"As a console owner myself, I knew that fellow gamers wanted access to the very largest selection of movies for instant viewing, and did not want to lose valuable hard-drive space or have to wait for their downloads. Blinkbox brings the movie and gaming worlds together, now we just need someone to make a good movie of a game."