Tech News: PlayStation Plus could include a video service very soon.
You may have more reasons to join PlayStation Plus than online multiplayer and bonus games. VGC has learned that Sony has briefly posted a logo and description for a “PlayStation Plus Video Pass” on its website. Although the company later removed the material, it promised access to Sony’s films (including Bloodshot, Venom and Zombieland: Double Tap) as part of a “trial service” that would last at least a year.
Either way, the timing is right. Sony recently said it will stop selling movies and TV shows through the PlayStation Store on August 31, and a Video Pass could fill that gap. The company also has a large catalog of video content that can be streamed without a license from other studios, including Funimation and the recently acquired Crunchyroll anime service.
There would be no mystery behind the pass. It could increase the value of PlayStation Plus and keep people signed up even if they don’t take full advantage of the service’s core gaming features. It may not be able to compete with the Netflix or Amazon selections, but that’s not necessary as long as the Plus subscription increases.