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Lovefilm Coming to PS3 from November


Lovefilm Coming to PS3 from November

The Lovefilm movie streaming service is coming to the PlayStation 3 for UK users, according to reports. The information was revealed in a video posted to the official PS3 channel on YouTube, though the video has since been pulled.

The Lovefilm service will be added via a software update to the PS3 Media Cross bar, enabling customers with a Lovefilm account to stream movies directly to the console. As you would expect there will be free trials available for those that haven’t signed up before, while existing users will be able to manage their Lovefilm accounts via the PS3.

The move has been long awaited for UK users, and brings parity with the US, which has long had Netflix access via the PS3. However, we’ll have to wait and see how enticing the costs and packages are. The PS3 already has a movie streaming service via Sony’s own PlayStation Network but hopefully we’ll see a greater range of titles available via Lovefilm.

Xbox 360 owners who are also Sky subscribers already have access to movie streaming service via Sky Player, and Microsoft’s Zune Pass service, which enables Xbox 360 users to rent movies, is being launched in conjunction with Windows Phone 7.

Link: Image via EverythingPlaystation.


October 12, 2010, 3:00 pm

I was a Lovefilm subscriber for about 6 months earlier in the year. Good service to begin with though one that gets a little slower as time goes by, an observation made by most of my friends who also use the service (perhaps not bothered about existing customers?). It was particularly good for game rentals in my opinion.

A PS3 streaming service may entice me back, but to be honest the streaming quality would have to be hugely better than what Lovefilm currently offer via their web service. The quality of those streams were horrible.


October 12, 2010, 3:03 pm

Not good news in my book. Final nail in the coffin for any kind of Netflix priced packages coming to the UK. Clearly they've not been given any new signs to think Netflix will resume plans to come to Britain. I suppose Apple TV will eventually follow suit.


October 12, 2010, 4:17 pm

Is this a rental or a subscription service? Netflix in the US sounds great as you pay a monthly fee which gives you access to a library of streamed movies and TV shows. If it's pay just per view then meh.


October 12, 2010, 5:35 pm

Sony's Bravia and BluRay players internet platforms already offer Lovefilm so presumably the costs/packages on the PS3 will be the same as on those.

Simon J

October 12, 2010, 5:42 pm

I wonder if Lovefilm will have sorted out their dispute with Universal Pictures by then? Currently they are unable to rent any Universal title (such as Kick-Ass, Bourne, etc) because of a long running dispute. I have now moved to Blockbusters because of this.


October 12, 2010, 7:36 pm

I'm a LoveFilm subscriber, for the past year and I quite like the service. It has slowed down a lot though - they seem to get lazy in posting times after a few months. Having said that, I do complain to them every time they annoy me and to their defence they always placate me with a good resolution. It's annoying that they need a poke with a stick every now and again to keep the service level high.

Annoyed about the PS3 support as I was hoping for a WD Live tie in.


October 13, 2010, 12:02 am

If you used the Lovefilm player on a 40inch + TV the pixels would be the size of fists. It's awful. Also you would be playing these low quality, hugely overpriced (except the free stuff) films on a device that plays blue-ray, from a service that rents blue-rays.

Feels kinda silly now doesn't it?

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