Sony confirms testing of PlayStation Plus Video Pass video streaming service in Poland
Sony has confirmed information about testing a video streaming service called Video Pass, which will be available as part of the PlayStation Plus subscription. The new service will open access to numerous films, series, and TV shows, and it will be tested throughout the year among PS Plus users in Poland. Whether the test will expand its geography over time remains to be seen.
In an interview with the Polish portal Spider’s Web, Nick Maguire, VP of Global Development at Sony Interactive Entertainment, revealed that the new service is a video streaming application that will be available free of charge to active PS Plus members on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. At launch, users will be able to watch 15 films and six TV shows owned by Sony Pictures, and the library will be updated with new content every three months.
Even during the conversation, it was said that Sony intends to concentrate on the development of the service in Poland at this stage. At the same time, it is not known whether the Video Pass is planned to be deployed in other countries.
The new streaming service could be a way for Sony to add value to its PS Plus subscription, with Sony’s extensive library of movies, TV series, and anime available through its Funimation and Crunchyroll services. The latter was bought by Sony in December last year for more than $ 1 billion. Since the ability to buy and rent movies and TV shows from the PlayStation Store will disappear from August 31, the Video Pass service may become a new way of viewing video content for owners of PlayStation consoles.