New app gives millions more gaming homes easy access to popular streaming service
31 October 2013: Movie and TV streaming service blinkbox has launched a dedicated app for Sony’s popular console, giving nearly six million PS3™ homes easy access to the latest blockbuster movies and top TV series.
Joining apps on Smart devices, tablets, Macs and PCs, the dedicated blinkbox app for PS3 is a key development in blinkbox’s ambition to be on as many of the most popular entertainment devices in as many homes as possible.
The app will give PS3 users access to the very latest blockbuster movies and popular TV series. New release films available now on blinkbox include The Great Gatsby, This is the End, Now You See Me and World War Z. TV series available include the smash hit Breaking Bad, latest episodes of Homeland and all three series of epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones.
blinkbox CEO Michael Comish comments: "Teaming up with PS3 means we can bring the latest blockbuster movies and quality TV series to even more homes in the UK. The app further demonstrates our commitment to delivering stellar entertainment to as many people as possible, on a wide variety of devices.”
Murray Pannell, marketing director from PlayStation UK, said: “PlayStation3 offers so much more than just great games and we know there is a huge interest within our audience for film. The addition of blinkbox to our current range of services is a very natural fit and one which significantly enhances the value proposition of PlayStation 3.”
The app includes all the popular features of blinkbox apps on other devices including the ability to browse and buy from a vast catalogue of movies and TV, filter by Best Sellers, New Releases, Top Selling and Genre and predictive search to find the movie or TV series you’re after. Previously PS3 users relied on the web browser to access blinkbox.
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blinkbox is a movie and TV streaming service from Tesco offering the latest and greatest TV series and the hottest movies when they come out on DVD – all without the need for a subscription. blinkbox offers 10 X more of the latest blockbuster movies than Netflix and Lovefilm Instant* on a growing number of devices including games consoles, tablets, Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, set top boxes and PCs/Macs. *Comparison based on top 50 UK box office movies for 12 months preceding 27/9/13. See http://blinkbox.com/comparison for details.
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