Sony today announced that on-demand movie service VUDU will launch on PlayStation Network in the United States with an application that allows for High Definition (HD) and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound streaming to the PlayStation 3 system.
VUDU delivers a library of movies to the PS3 system in true 1080p HD
format. When the VUDU application launches on November 23, 2010, the
PS3 system will be the first and only system with dedicated gaming
functionality to offer this service.
Using the VUDU streaming movie service, PS3 owners will be able to
instantly access more than 4,000 HD movies from all major Hollywood
studios on-demand, including new releases available the same day they
are released to DVD or Blu-ray Disc. The movie titles will be
available for $2 for a two night rental.
Users that have a free PlayStation Network account can download the
VUDU application in the "Media" category on PlayStation Store and then
access it under the "Video" icon on the XMB (XrossMediaBar) menu. New
VUDU customers receive a $5.99 credit, enabling them to watch their
first HD movie on the service for free.