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UK PSN Store Now Offers TV Episodes

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The UK PlayStation Network Video Store has had a minor upgrade. You can now buy individual TV episodes – plenty in HD – to download and keep on your console.

There is certainly plenty of choice with US TV shows making up the bulk of the content. It seems like this is the fruition of a deal between Sony and Sky TV. Shows like Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, South Park and Two and a Half Men will attract PlayStation fans who don’t keep a Sky subscription and are reluctant to use grey-area download sites or other means, like iTunes, to get the best of US television.

Unfortunately, the selection of episodes on offer does seem a little bizarre. For example, there are seasons one and six of 24 available but nothing in between or after. Dollhouse season two is available but there’s no first season.

Episodes seem to be priced between £1.49 and £2.49 each, in SD or HD but there’s no option to buy full seasons of shows.

Is this something you’ll use?

Thanks, poultee

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39 Comments
  1. DirtyHabit
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Nope….

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:02.
    • TrialByFire
      Banned
      Since: Nov 2011

      This comment is hidden.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 22:57.
  2. SpikeyMikey23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Pretty expensive per episode. Can’t see me getting any use from this, although I would greatly appreciate a free trial Sony (wink, wink)

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:02.
    • Origami Killer
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      I with you, quite expensive for a single episode :/

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:09.
    • BrendanCalls
      Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
      Since: Forever

      Agreed, I thought it was pretty expensive too.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:25.
    • Grey_Ghost13
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      yeah, although I like the idea of owning the episode on my console, it’s just too expensive per episode. Digital download pricing structures on all formats, games, movies & now TV show really need sorting out on the PSN, just way to expensive across the board.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:59.
  3. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Just wish SkyGo would come to the PS3

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:05.
  4. Tomhlord
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Apr 2009

    I can’t use the video store at all as an old, dead, PS3 has my video activation on it. Hopefully this will change when this new super website for deactivation appears! If it does and provided there is a discounted price for buying a season then I would be interested in quite a few US shows I’ve never caught up on.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:13.
    • Jambo
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Hey man you can clear activations through the qriocity site now I think.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:16.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      isn’t that already active here: https://account.qriocity.com/login.action;jsessionid=344D83A9E4F2E2F1DA0E965882ED1877.lvp-p2-npgrct02-2209 ?
      Or is that just for the game activation?

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:16.
      • Jambo
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        There were video and comic options also so should be fine for Toms requirements.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:21.
    • Dlaf42
      Member
      Since: Mar 2009

      the site is for game activation, you should phone up playstation support and have a word with them about resetting your video activation on older dead machine..its the same process for sing star tracks being transferred to new machine if the registered machine dies.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:22.
  5. Jambo
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    If they bring out season passes that aren’t too expensive then maybe, not for single episodes though.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:20.
  6. sparkyscrum
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    Do they work on the PSP/Vita tho? That would make them worthwhile.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:21.
  7. Dunks
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    Way too expensive. They should at least price down older season to get people using the thing…

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:28.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Yeah, it would have to be a lot cheaper before I’ll consider using it.
      Anyway there are loads of streaming sites so you could, more than likely, find them a lot cheaper or even free somewhere else.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 13:26.
  8. dude90
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    TBH it might have been there for a couple of weeks, somebody tweeted it last week and I checked it out then. There really isn’t much of a selection though, just the odd season or two and very few shows to even choose from.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:32.
    • dude90
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      I hope they add more soon.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:34.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      I thought I’d heard something about it before but when the tip came in, I searched online and nobody had mentioned it being live (literally found nothing about it) so I checked myself. I assumed what I’d heard before was the announcement that it was going to happen… did you actually look at the store weeks ago?

      Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:39.
      • dude90
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        I hadn’t checked the video store in months, it was only because of the tweet I had to check it out. I don’t buy anything from Video Store because there isn’t much of stuff that I’d like to buy.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:56.
  9. commuterzombie
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    They’d need to drop the pricing to around £0.79 per ep SD and £0.99 per ep HD and have a much wider range of eps available before this would interest me. I’d only pay £1.49 per ep if it was brand new (i.e. just aired in the states).

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:36.
  10. david
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Is this service “Instant on” like XBLS which is just stunning IMHO.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2011 at 10:38.

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