Sony’s Bravia Internet Video appears on many of its Internet-enabled 2010 TVs and Blu-ray players. It is a service that provides access to streaming video from a host of sources, including Sony’s own Qriocity, dependent upon your location (i.e., America gets more than anywhere else).
In a blog post yesterday Sony Insider said that they had heard that Sony’s VAIO laptops could soon benefit from having Bravia Internet Video Link integrated into the software that is supplied with them. Of interest if, like me, you own a VAIO laptop but not so relevant to PlayStation 3 owners.
Except, they closed their original post with a question: “how much longer till BRAVIA Internet Video arrives on the PS3?”
The post has subsequently been updated with information from a source who contacted them after reading the post to say that “full [Bravia Internet Video] service roll out will happen soon [for PS3]”.
We reported way back in January on a rumour that Qriocity would make it to PS3 “soon”. Since then it has appeared in the PSN Terms of Service, shown its logo on PSN sign-in forms and will power a cloud-based music service on our PS3s. Qriocity, and Bravia Internet Video, are strictly streaming video services so do not directly compete with video downloads from the PS Store.
Perhaps Sony’s delay in bringing Qriocity to the PS3 has been because they changed their plans to include the whole of the Bravia Internet Video service. Perhaps Uncle Sony is saving it for a rather large stocking filler this Christmas? Perhaps it will never happen, but if it did, would you use it?