Sony's Android devices can now stream PlayStation Video content

Sony's Android devices can now stream PlayStation Video content
Earlier today, Sony has extended its video delivery network to its Android smartphones and tablets by launching a new PlayStation Video app in the Google Play Store. 

Sony's new PlayStation Video app is basically an Android entry point for the video content that you might have purchased on your PlayStation.

The PlayStation maker launched the Sony Entertainment Network on its gaming consoles back in 2012. At the time, the platform included both video and music streaming. In the meantime, Sony separated video and audio content, and you can probably guess which type of media streaming the PlayStation Video platform offers.

Unfortunately, the Sony PlayStation Video app is only available to the company's own Android devices. Furthermore, another element that restricts the app's reach is the fact that the platform is only available in a number of select markets. The list consists out of Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK, meaning that you're out of luck if you're from the US. 

On the upside, if you're from one of the countries where the PlayStation Video platform is available, have already purchased content on your PlayStation, and you're also rocking one of Sony's Xperia smartphones or tablets, then we guess that the new feature is nice to have. 

Sony hopes that the Android app will convince you to buy new video content. However, given its limited reach, it's tough to see PlayStation Video rising as a major competitor to Google Play, Amazon Prime, and Apple's iTunes.

Looking at the content available on PlayStation Video, the platform does include a few highly popular movies such as Spectre, Crimson Peak, and The Last Witch Hunter, as well as TV Shows such as Game of Thrones, the Walking Dead, Arrow. 

source: PlayStation

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14 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

I'm in the US, and I already have the app downloaded no problem.

2. Unordinary unregistered

Also, Microsoft finally agreed to opening up cross platform gaming between xbone and ps4 (and Windows PC). It's a good week for gaming.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I wonder whether Microsoft would be opening up their gaming platform if Xbox One is winning the console sales. Hmmm... just a thought.

12. Unordinary unregistered

A lot of people are saying that, but what's stopping everyone from buying a PS4 if you could do the same thing now? A) you could buy MS's crappy console and play with your friends cross platform Or B) you could buy the PS4 and play with your friends on PS4. Wouldn't this just be benefitting current Xbone users from switching? Idk honestly

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Can't wait for VR Vive, Oculus and PS VR all look great Also can't wait for the 14/16nm GPUs coming later this year, GPUs have been stuck on 28nm for far too long

11. Unordinary unregistered

Did you hear that Sony's VR will be out this October for only $400?

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, that's a great price You still need the camera, so it would be about $450 (bundle is unannounced, the camera is $60 when separately) But that's still cheaper than $650 for the Oculus or $800 for the Vive I wish Oculus/Valve would also release value oriented HMDs to directly compete with Sony It would be a great way to get more market share and introduce people to VR And offer an upgrade program for those that like it and want to go all out

3. theo14461 unregistered

Sony is irrelevant.

5. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Everyone got different taste and priorities. Your comment o is irrelevant!

4. Elfmonster unregistered

Amazing how slow Sony and Ms have been to opening their ecosystems. I don't blame them, in a way. But.

6. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Why did PA not add the article about Sony ASP being more high than other competitors? PA did not publish this article.

8. T-rex unregistered

if you want real news head to GSMArena or other tech sites. i come here for the comments (and rumors, which is the specialty of PA)

10. dazed1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Irrelevant like Sony ®

14. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I'm in Mexico, had the app since last year when I bought my Xperia Z2, able to use the app to buy and rent but not interested.

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