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PS4 and PS5 will abandon the sale and rental of movies and television series


PS4 and PS5 will abandon the sale and rental of movies and television series

PlayStation confirms that everyone who has previously purchased content will be able to download and view it without problems.

The purchase and rental of movies on PlayStation will cease very soon, on August 31. This was announced by Sony in a statement published on the platform's official blog. According to Vanessa Lee, head of SIE's video department, "We are focused on providing the best entertainment experience for PlayStation fans, which means evolving our offering as customer needs change."

In his words, the company has seen a "tremendous growth" in subscription services and entertainment through streaming services. "With this change in consumer behavior we have decided not to continue offering purchases and rentals of movies and television series through the PlayStation Store."

The Japanese company points out that when these changes take effect, those who have acquired this type of content will have the option of downloading them to their devices, whether it is PS4, PS5 or mobile terminals. "We thank our fans for their continued support , we look forward to continuing to enhance the PlayStation entertainment experience."

Platform growth

In recent years, streaming platforms such as Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime Video or Disney + have taken over the audiovisual offer on home systems. Both the previous generation consoles and the new PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have specific applications to view this content. The only one that is lame in that sense is Nintendo Switch, which still does not give shelter to this type of program. 

Source | PlayStation Blog