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DidYouKnow_300x200_v4_tabletYou may be enjoying all the great games you can play on your new PlayStation 4, but what about all the great movies and TV shows you could be watching? With the Video Unlimited service you can get the latest releases in film and TV, like the new episode of Sons of Anarchy or the hit high-speed thriller Fast & Furious 6 (Extended Version), all at lightning speeds through PlayStation Store.

Plus, the Video Unlimited service has all these great new features to make your ultimate digital entertainment experience even better, including instant streaming of new purchases that accounts for bandwidth to minimize buffering so you can watch immediately. Also, cloud storage of all your new purchases, eliminating unnecessary hard-drive clutter!

To access all of these purchases, simply go to the “My Videos” section on your PS4. See further details on how to access:
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DidYouKnow_300x200_v4_tabletFirst we gave you five reasons why you should pre-order Elysium on your PS3. Now, find out how you can not only watch Bugatti 2154, but also be among the first to watch this incredibly rich science fiction drama. Fire up your PlayStation3 and follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the PlayStation Store on your PS3.
  2. In the Search section, enter “Elysium”.
  3. Select “Elysium Pre-Order” to visit the product page.
  4. Pre-Order the SD or HD version of Elysium.
  5. Receive the exclusive bonus piece, Bugatti 2154, immediately upon purchase of your pre-order.

That’s it! Now just sit back, relax and wait for November 26th when the digital copy of Elysium will be delivered to your PS3 via an XMB message.

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We know you want your music to be everywhere you are: at home, on the go and even on your gaming console. The ability to access your library, playlists and millions of other songs on demand across multiple devices is an important part of what makes Music Unlimited a fast and easy way to set the soundtrack to whatever you’re doing.

We’ve made it even easier to manage your devices and other Sony Entertainment Network media on the web. This month, we added offline playback device management in order to keep track of the up to three allowable devices on your account. You can deauthorize if you stop using a device or need room to add a new one. Just go to “Settings” on the Music Unlimited web player. As a reminder, you’re able to download songs for offline play when you don’t have a connection on iOS, Android & PS VITA!

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You can also manage your other media at http://account.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com. Sign-in and add funds to your wallet, update billing, activate devices, redeem voucher codes and see your transactions & purchased media.

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If you have any questions about your account, contact customer service here.

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The Music Unlimited service has always brought you a variety of ways to discover new music, from channels like Best of 2013 . . . So Far, to new releases each Tuesday & letting you explore channels based on artists you like with My Channels.

Did you know? Last month we launched something new on our web client to do just that called Featured Playlists, found in the left-side navigation. So far, we’ve released tailored lists from artists, music influencers & Music Unlimited staff, enhancing your experience with these customized tracklists.

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Read more about our some of our first round of playlists and keep an eye out for more to come!

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DidYouKnow_300x200_v4_tabletBefore renting your favorite Hollywood blockbusters on the PS3, find out if you should stream in SD or HD by utilizing the PlayStation Store Speed Test.

The PlayStation Store Speed Test is the newest addition to the store and can be found on all of our movies that are available to rent. Our free speed test measures the speed of your internet connection, and based on the results, recommends if you should rent in SD or in HD. Why spend the extra dollar for HD if your connection is too slow!

Not sure whether to stream in SD or HD? Here’s how to test your speed:

  1. Log on to the PlayStation Store on your PS3
  2. Click on any movie that is available to rent
  3. Select “Rent”
  4. On the purchase pop-up page, select “Speed Test”
  5. Rent the appropriate offer based off of our recommendation for you

So what are you waiting for? This weekend, before you rent that hit Hollywood classic, that action-packed adventure film or that cerebral, gritty thriller, test your speed by using the PlayStation Store Speed Test and then enjoy the show!

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From the stunning slopes of the Misty Mountains to the iconic bouts of Greek Gods to a fearsome world of Jurassic creatures, 3D cinematic technology has enriched our movie-watching experience by adding another dimension to our favorite stories and tales.

Those who frequent the PlayStation®Store know that most films can be enjoyed in HD, SD, or in a special HD & SD bundle. But did you know that hit Hollywood titles are also available in eye-popping 3D? The Video Unlimited service offers an expansive list of 3D movies for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

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To see what content is ready to rent or to download in 3D, simply visit our Movies section, click on Genre, and select 3D. Or click here for our full list of 3D-enabled films.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your 3D glasses and get started by purchasing one of our top 10 films available in 3D on the PlayStation®Store now:

  1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3D)
  2. Oz, The Great and Powerful (3D)
  3. The Avengers (3D)
  4. Immortals (3D)
  5. The Amazing Spider-Man (3D)
  6. Tron: Legacy (3D)
  7.  Underworld: Awakening (3D)
  8. Piranha (3D)
  9. Men in Black 3 (3D)
  10. Monsters, Inc. (3D) 

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The Music Unlimited service has been a key destination for the PlayStation gamer, featuring rich graphics, easy navigation and high quality audio as well as soundtracks like Gustavo Santaolalla’s The Last of Us and even a Game Music Channel. However, did you know that you can play music and games at the same time on PlayStation Vita? As a mobile device, the Music Unlimited application on PS Vita can cache playlists offline (up to 4,000 songs.) With that feature, the songs are stored and can be played in the background while jumping into games or other applications.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open your Music Unlimited application on your device.
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  3. Go to Playlists to choose which you’d like to set offline.
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DidYouKnow_300x200_v4_tabletExcited about the upcoming action-packed thriller White House Down? So are we!

That’s why when you purchase one of the select blockbuster movies in HD or SD, you receive $10 e-Movie cash to see White House Down starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx releasing in theaters on June 28th! Eligible titles include District 9, Salt, Hancock and Black Hawk Down among many others. To check out the complete list, click here.

Here’s How to Redeem your e-Movie Cash:

  1. Click here to view the list of participating films.
  2. Purchase the movie of your choice in HD or SD here or by logging onto the PlayStation Store on your PS3 and visiting our Movie “Weekly Deals” section.
  3. A voucher code will be sent to your email within 48 hours with instructions on how to redeem your e-Movie Cash.
  4. Once you redeem, head over to a participating theater near you and watch White House Down releasing on June 28th, 2013!

So what are you waiting for? Visit Sony Entertainment Network Web Store here and get your e-Movie Cash now!

And make sure to check back for more exciting offers as the Video Unlimited service is always making it easier and more convenient for you to discover and purchase your favorite movies!

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DidYouKnow_300x200_v4_phoneHey globetrotters! Travelling this summer? Studying abroad? The music doesn’t have to stop if you’re going to one of the 19 countries where the Music Unlimited service is available! If you already have a Music Unlimited subscription, just log-in to your account and you will be able to see your library, playlists, new releases, channels and browse for your home country.

Check the list below for supported territories and look forward to soundtracking your adventures!

United States
Canada
Brazil
Mexico
Germany
Denmark
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
France
Ireland
Belgium
Finland
Norway
Sweden
Australia
New Zealand
Great Britain
Japan

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We make it easy and convenient for you to discover extended previews, free content and bonus material from your favorite films and TV shows. Read below to see what content is available for you to watch and to buy now from Sony Entertainment Network.

10-Minute Previews:
Not sure what to watch this weekend? Deciding between the action-packed danger flick or the dramatic romantic comedy? To help aid in that ever important decision, Sony Entertainment Network customers now have access to the first 10-Minutes of an extensive list of iconic movie titles. Watch the extended previews of these hit films compiled in this collection to see what peaks your interest and what films to purchase.

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To see what films have 10-Minute Previews, visit here.

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