LOVEFiLM confirmed for PlayStation 3

"Significantly enhances the value of PS3."

Sony's just confirmed the much-rumoured arrival of a LOVEFiLM application for the PlayStation 3.

LOVEFiLM is a subscription film service that's proved popular in the UK over recent years.

Those on LOVEFiLM subscription packages of Ł5.99 or above will be able to stream "the UK's largest choice of subscription titles" directly to their tellys through their consoles.

LOVEFiLM currently enjoys 1.4 million subscribers. The deal will see it enter into PS3's three million UK households, Sony said.

"The LOVEFiLM service will become available on the XMB (Xross Media Bar) on all internet-connected PS3s, providing most members of LOVEFiLM on subscription packages access to thousands of titles from major studios and independents, streamed instantly to their TV via their PS3, in addition to the rental by post services," reads the official blurb.

LOVEFiLM will offer PS3 users who are not already LOVEFiLM subscribers "exclusive incentives to join the service, including free trials".

"We know there is a huge interest within our audience for film, and so the addition of LOVEFiLM to our current range of services is a very natural fit and one which significantly enhances the value proposition of PlayStation 3," said Ray Maguire, MD of Sony Computer Entertainment UK.

"LOVEFiLM has a proven track record of success and innovation in the film distribution field and is a very welcome addition to the PlayStation family that I'm confident PlayStation gamers will embrace enthusiastically."

The news comes as no surprise. On Monday a video posted on the PS3 YouTube channel revealing the application and an autumn release window was withdrawn.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (45)

About the author

Wesley Yin-Poole

Wesley Yin-Poole

Deputy Editor

Wesley is Eurogamer's deputy editor. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.


You may also enjoy...

Open-source flash emulator hopes to preserve a generation of Flash games

"We'll also be tracking which Flash games are touch screen friendly because they will work on mobile for the first time ever."

PewDiePie becomes the world's first solo creator to hit 100m subscribers

"What a month to celebrate and congratulate PewDiePie," says YouTube.

PlayStation reckons MediEvil remake "feels like Dark Souls"

"...though Dark Souls was never this irreverent."

Comments (45)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments