Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced that they will no longer be offering TV or Movie content to purchase.
Sony recently confirmed that from August 31, 2021, the TV and Movie content will no longer be available via their digital store. Existing purchases will still be available to access though. SIE’s head of Video Business Vanessa Lee published a statement on the PlayStation website declaring ‘At SIE, we strive to provide the best entertainment experience for PlayStation fans, and that means evolving our offerings as customer needs change.’
Lee continued to say ‘We’ve seen tremendous growth from PlayStation fans using subscription-based and ad-based entertainment streaming services on our consoles. With this shift in customer behaviour, we have decided to no longer offer movie and TV purchases and rentals through PlayStation Store as of August 31, 2021.’
Upcoming changes to Movie and TV purchases and rentals on PlayStation Store: https://t.co/6OQVO0quG2
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 2, 2021
She reassured users ‘When this change takes effect, users can still access movie and TV content they have purchased through PlayStation Store for on-demand playback on their PS4, PS5 and mobile devices.’ ‘We thank our fans for their continued support, and we look forward to further enhancing the entertainment experience on PlayStation.’