News – LOVEFiLM coming to PS3

October 13, 2010 by  
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The popular LOVEFiLM rental service is coming to UK PS3’s. If you’re on a subscription package of £5.99 per month or above you’ll be able to instantly stream films to your PS3, in which there’s currently thousands to choose from. While those without subscriptions will be offered incentives to join, which will include free trials to try and woo you into putting your cash down.

The LOVEFiLM app will appear on the XMB on all Internet connected PS3’s. You’ll also be able to scan the most watched, highest rated and pick of the week, and search through by genre and actor.

Ray Maguire, MD of Sony Computer Entertainment UK commented: “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, “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.”

LOVEFiLM Chief Executive, Simon Calver also seems ecstatic about the new relationship: “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 & 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.”

According to a video on the LOVFiLM site the service should be going live next month.