iPlayer Comes to the PS3

Sony have confirmed that they will be making the BBC iPlayer available to Playstation Network users in the UK. This comes along with new movie streaming service.

An easy to access link will be added to the menu to access the iPlayer directly, rather than having to go via the browser. I would expect this will be added along with the new Firmware 3.0 which is due out September 1st.

The new movie streaming service, will allow users to buy or rent movies to watch on their PS3 or PSP. Under deals agreed with major movie studios, including 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment this should give users access to a good collection of films to start with.

This move confirms that Sony see the PS3 than more than just a games platform, they see it as a full multimedia platform at the centre of every house.