I’m sure you were thinking that the PlayStation 3 needed another movie streaming service. When VUDU becomes available November 23rd that will make 4-5? I lose count. This new VUDU service promises to be a little different by adding a little PS Move magic. Yes, it will be Move compatible.
Is this an attempt to compete with the Xbox 360’s kinect interface? Sounds like it, but I’ll assume it’s more of a tactic from VUDU…a way to set it’s self apart on the already crowded streaming movie PS3 market. In December, an update will drop making it move compatible.
The service will offer PS3 owners high quality HD movie streaming up to up to 1080p with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. From Sony press announcement:
“VUDU delivers a massive library of movies to PS3 in true 1080p HD format, providing another choice for PS3 users to experience cinema-quality entertainment in the comfort of their living rooms. When the VUDU application launches on November 23, PS3 will be the first and only system with dedicated gaming functionality to offer this service. This partnership further establishes PlayStation Network as the complete home entertainment hub, which includes the latest in gaming, movies, television shows, sports, original programming, internet browsing and social networking. Using the VUDU streaming movie service, PS3 owners will be able to conveniently and instantly access more than 4,000 HD movies for all major Hollywood studios on-demand, including new releases available the same day they are released to DVD or Blu-ray Disk. The VUDU streaming movie service also offers great value to PS3 households, with an enormous collection of titles available for only $2 for a two night rental.”