Sony's movie studio said Tuesday that "The Smurfs" and "Friends With Benefits" will be the first movies it releases on home video that will be compatible with the UltraViolet system.
Sony's new movies will arrive in stores Dec. 2. The high-definition Blu-ray versions will be UltraViolet compatible.
Developed by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem LLC (DECE LLC), the UltraViolet represents a new way for consumers to have greater freedom in how, when and where they enjoy digital movies, TV shows and other entertainment.
Complementing the physical DVD and Blu-ray home entertainment markets, UltraViolet will allow consumers to watch their digital entertainment across multiple platforms, such as connected TVs, PCs, game consoles, smartphones and tablet PCs.
Under the UltraViolet system, home movie purchases are recorded on an online cloud-based account. Users will then be able to access those movies on other computers, Web-connected TVs, tablet computers and smartphones.