We’ve incorporated a new technology that will greatly enhance your viewing experience by providing you a more adaptive, faster stream whenever you rent a movie from the PlayStation Store on PlayStation 3. But, before we roll out with our entire catalog, we want to test the technology out and get your opinion. For a limited time, we’re discounting some HD and SD movie titles. Check them out and let us know what you think.

Here’s how to cash in on the deal and help us out along the way:

  1. Log on to the PlayStation Store on your PS3.
  2. Scroll down to the Movies section where you will immediately find our beta test in the first section.
  3. Rent one of the five movies for only $1.99 in HD or 99¢ in SD.
  4. Fill out the brief survey that will be emailed to you after you purchase and watch the movie.

Tell your friends to try it out too, and keep up-to-date by joining us on Twitter and Facebook.

13 Responses to “We’re Testing a Better, Faster Video Streaming Technology and We Need Your Help!”


May 21, 2013

how about you make the playstation store app faster instead? i don’t even bother much on the ps3 anymore due to how slow it is since the change over.

    Sony Entertainment Network Blog Admin

    May 23, 2013

    We’re continually working to improve the Store and have recently improved the UI speed. Check it out and let us know if you see the difference.


May 21, 2013

It’s just retard. You want us to give you money AND free survey?


May 21, 2013

You want me to spend my own money to help you do your own testing?

    Sony Entertainment Network Blog Admin

    May 23, 2013

    To clarify your question, we’re offering users a discount on movies that utilize the new faster streaming technology. You can rent these specific titles for a substantial discount over the regular price. The survey isn’t required, but we’d be appreciative if you could help us improve the service by answering a few questions.


May 21, 2013

cool thanx


May 21, 2013

Darn it. Why did you guys have have to do this when I don’t have the extra money to buy things at the store at low prices.


May 21, 2013

Hello there,

I’m curious to know if you’ve migrated your network into an SDN system? Are you using any ipodwdm technologies? proactive protection? a fully meshed anycast provided network running mpls over an ospf v2 network?


May 21, 2013

Sounds like a sweet deal. I’m in if it works in EU region.

    Sony Entertainment Network Blog Admin

    May 23, 2013

    Yes, the beta is available in select EU countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, as well other countries including Australia, Canada and the US.

andrew fritz

May 24, 2013

I love to help but since I can’t access the playstaion store (still says its under going maintinence after 2 weeks) I can’t.


Jun 2, 2013

I just payed full price for a movie rental.It only gave me the option to stream it vs download. Called 1800-sony none of the three people there had any idea what I was talking about.Said it was probaly a problem with my ps3 trouble shot it still getting beta streaming message.Please fill your employees in on what’s going on with the streaming changes.


Jun 9, 2013

I purchased two movies at full price that i wanted to download then was notified that i can not download and must stream instead (something due to the beta) without any notice before puchase.Additionally, one was purchased in HD but was partially streamed in SD. I would like to know why i was not given what i paid for and not notified that only i could only watch the movies while online (stream) and not watch them offline (download). This is particularly annoying as my internet connection fails very often due to my location and means i will probably be interrupted.

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