Lovefilm confirms PS3 streaming scheme
Console UI to feature service 'soon'
Lovefilm has confirmed it will bring video streaming to the PlayStation 3 - it's just not saying when.
Simply stating that the service will be coming "soon", Lovefilm said the tie-in with Sony will see it become the official "PS3 integrated subscription film service partner", a wording that covers the fact that it will operate alongside the video content already provided to some PS3 owners through Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) online service.
Lovefilm subscribers will get to stream movies to their console through the company's logo, which will appear in the PS3's XMB UI. The service is essentially the same as the one made available to subscribers who own Sony and Samsung net-connected TVs. ®
The Youtube video (that's now been pulled) states November.
It's also free to use if you have a LoveFilm postal sub.
We badly need an XBMC plugin for Love Film, as this would benefit not just the hundreds of XBMC users in the UK, but also all the XBMC derivatives, such as Boxee, MediaPortal and Plex.
LoveFilm seem reluctant to want to supply the plugin / API because <quote>"We are looking to expand the number of devices in the future, but only for devices or platforms we have a direct commercial relationship with."
A Hugely shortsighted view. Think of the Additional Subscriptions!!!
See http://developer.lovefilm.com/forum/read/82486 for details.
you can give it a go on the link below, that one grants 2 months free:
link to watch online catalogue:
I've got an Acer Revo screwed to the wall behind my TV. Until there's a better solution, I'm watching LoveFilm fullscreen from my web browser. Be nice to ditch the keyboard/mouse and use the WMC remote, one day.
Boxee & NeverMiss.tv take care of a lot of my other online content.
Soon is not soon enough
I'm looking forward to this. I have been wondering how I could make use of my current streaming hours I get from my Lovefilm subscription, but I hate the idea of sitting at a PC to watch them on a small screen. I would definitely use the service if I can watch it in my living room with minimal effort.