- Today PlayStation Network Sr. Director Susan Panico
has officially announced that VUDU
is coming to the PS3, adding another choice for PSN members to experience media instantly!
reports that "ratings, recommendations, and most interestingly, support for PS3's Move controller" will be rolled out in version 2.0 of the movie service's UI during mid-December.
To quote: It's been an exciting and busy couple of weeks on the PlayStation Network. Last week we shared the news that NHL will begin streaming live games to the PlayStation 3 and that Hulu Plus is now available to all PlayStation Network members and we're not slowing down!
I'm happy to report that beginning next week, VUDU, the HD movie streaming service, will be available to all PS3 users in the United States that are registered to PSN, making it the only gaming console to offer VUDU.
With VUDU, we're adding another layer of great entertainment content to PlayStation Network and providing another choice for PS3 users to experience cinema-quality entertainment in the comfort of their living rooms. Access to VUDU doesn't require a subscription. Simply pay-as-you-go for the content you want.
All of you with a free PlayStation Network account can get in on the VUDU action. Simply go to the PlayStation Store and download the VUDU app for free.
Once you've downloaded the app, you'll see it appear in the XMB under the "Video" icon and from there, will have access to thousands of movie titles - available for instant viewing in HD and HDX 1080p formats with no buffering or downloading, and with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Surround Sound.
Many of the hit movies are available for rental or purchase right when they are released to DVD and Blu-ray, giving you the most instant access when you want it.
You can recommend movies for your friends to watch using its social network integrations or just peruse VUDU's video store and discover what's available. It's quite simple. Check it out!