LoveFilm coming to PS3? Accidental upload reveals all
An advert uploaded to SCEE’s official PlayStation 3 YouTube channel has revealed plans to release a LoveFilm app for the PlayStation 3. The video, which has since been removed, said that from Autumn, PlayStation 3 owners will be able to stream films hosted on LoveFilm to their TVs via their consoles.
LoveFilm is a British company that has made its name providing DVD rentals in the post, your account is managed via the LoveFilm website. The company has recently been making inroads into the film streaming market, and they already boast an impressive library. Here’s what the advert had to say:
From Autumn, film fans on LoveFilm subscription packages can start streaming thousands of titles through their TV to their PS3.
Open up a world of interactivity and scroll through popular titles and search through categories including ‘Pick of the Week’, ‘Most watched’ and ‘Highest Rated’.
Free trials and incentives will be made available to those who are not already a LOVEFiLM subscriber so no-one misses out!
With thousand of popular titles available on LOVEFiLM, there will never be a shortage of great films to watch.
A screenshot showing the app on the dashboard can be viewed below:
Sony has yet to confirm this news, but it’s looking pretty conclusive, especially as it was leaked on their own official channel. It’s hardly surprising news; Sony recently released the SMP-N100 – their answer to Apple TV – and one of the facilities which that device has to offer is the the ability to stream LoveFilm to television sets. It makes sense that LoveFilm would want to also be on Sony’s main home media centre, the PlayStation 3.
It’s a move which will benefit both parties. Sony will have another cool feature on their console while LoveFilm will now be able to position themselves at the heart of the living room. It’s a place where they have to be if they’re serious about ruling in the film streaming market.
So what do you guys think? Does it sound official or is this some bizarre mistake? Would you use the LoveFilm app?
[Source: Everything PlayStation]