02 Mar 2021 1:34 PM +00:00

PlayStation are cutting movies from the PS Store

PlayStation movie rental changes are coming from SIE and we have everything you need to know.

It isn't often that we find ourselves talking about a major structural change to the seemingly perfect PlayStation Store experience, however, SIE has announced that they're completely cutting Movies and TV Shows from their storefront in the Summer.

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We have everything you need to know below.

No More Movies

In a short PlayStation Blog post, Vanessa Lee of SIE broke the news that PlayStation will be removing both Movie and TV options from the PlayStation Store this summer.

" We have decided to no longer offer movie and TV purchases and rentals through PlayStation Store as of August 31, 2021."

This is still a little way out yet, but it's an interesting step that should help to streamline the PlayStation Store experience going into the second half of the year.

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The question remains... Is this a good decision by PlayStation? With streaming platforms dominating the media viewership on the platform and Prime Video offering a similar service, perhaps it is a good idea to cut your losses and move on?

You Can Still Access Your TV Shows

If you have made a rental or purchase, you shouldn't be massively affected by the changes once they take place.

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You can still access everything you have purchased through the PlayStation Store for on-demand playback. You just won't be able to purchase or rent any more movies.

" 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."

There isn't much else to it, really. PlayStation has issued a pretty cut-and-dry statement that leaves Movies and TV shows out of their future plans for the PlayStation Store.

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For the full statement, check out Vanessa Lee's PlayStation Blog post here.

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