A teaser video was shown today on the official YouTube channel of Playstation which basically ousted a new Lovefilm app which will be released next month. The video was quickly pulled, perhaps it was released to soon or perhaps its so people would talk about it, who knows? One thing that was revealed was the app will be able to live stream films through the Playstation’s XrossMediaBar.
Users will be able to access thousands of movies on demand across a whole range of genres. People who already have an account will be able to manage their rental lists through their Playstation as well as update account details.
The announcement will mean that people in the UK will finally have a system that could possibly beat their American cousins who already have Netflix, we have been waiting a long time for this and insiders say the Lovefilm service will be more upmarket and refined than Netflix.
There are plenty of rumours around discussing possible links with YouTube, BBC iPlayer, 4OD and more. The service will first be offered to existing members who have the appropriate package.
The definitive feature list has yet to be announced but apparently Lovefilm could be on a PS3 near you as soon as November 2010. Will you be using it? I know I will.