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PS3 VidZone now available

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Jun 2009 13:43 User comments (19)

PS3 VidZone now available Sony has announced that the on-demand video service VidZone is now available for free for European PlayStation 3 owners.
VidZone currently runs the service from their own independent website, and is has deals with Sony BMG, EMI and over four thousand independent labels. The service on the PS3 will be ad-supported and will allow gamers to stream over 25,000 music videos and "behind-the-scenes commentaries."

"VidZone is not just about giving music fans access to thousands of music videos, but offering a completely interactive and personalised music experience," says VidZone CTO Michael Russo.

The VidZone application is available for download via the PS Store and will allow users to create playlists, save a video library, or select any individual video from the catalog.

"Music has always been popular on PS3 and now VidZone is set to transform the way we view music videos by letting you completely tailor your experience and is just one more reason for PS3 to be the most valued player in your living room," concluded Isabelle Tomatis, hardware and platforms marketing manager at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

The app will be available in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, German, Spain and Australia.

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19 user comments

111.6.2009 13:48

Good stuff :)

Is it available now or is it coming in the next firmware?

I don't understand the way you worded it, lol.

211.6.2009 13:51

Originally posted by kikzm33z:
Good stuff :)

Is it available now or is it coming in the next firmware?

I don't understand the way you worded it, lol.
Sorry if that was unclear, it is available for download via the PlayStation Store. I have edited out the confusing parts (yes they were confusing, sorry haha)
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Jun 2009 @ 13:52

311.6.2009 14:09

OK, thanks :)

I'm off to download it now then. Cheers for the update.

411.6.2009 16:38

Oh i love this new service!!
i think its pretty kick ass in terms of what your getting from it, and its only been out ONE day but has like 25,000 videos ! holy shizzle, i couldn't have asked for more ! =D

As a matter of fact, i just turned off my ps3 and now came to afterdawn after a whole 3 hours on Vidzone !
The service rocks, videos load really fast, and pretty decent interface (however there is room for improvement)

=]
A

511.6.2009 17:24

Apparently you can't use VidZone using a UK account on an America PS3? Or am I wrong?

611.6.2009 20:20

Originally posted by xblade132:
Apparently you can't use VidZone using a UK account on an America PS3? Or am I wrong?

IDK? Anyone try it yet?

711.6.2009 20:29

There are tons of bugs and its takes mins to start up.

811.6.2009 20:31

Originally posted by hpbucks:
There are tons of bugs and its takes mins to start up.
It's to be expected for a new service is it not?

912.6.2009 8:20

Originally posted by xblade132:
Apparently you can't use VidZone using a UK account on an America PS3? Or am I wrong?
Hi xblade132, I can happily confirm you can use Vidzone on a US PS3 with a UK account in the UK. It works for me!

I have to say the service is pretty good, only needs some tweeking with searching videos. For free, its very good!

Enjoy

1012.6.2009 12:12

Great! No more youtube surfing with my ps3 controler ;-)
have a nice weekend!!

1112.6.2009 19:14

The search function has to be improved. Why can't they just use the normal typing interface for the PS3?

And load times is shocking. 5 minutes at the least.
I accidentally clicked an ad and it lead me to the PS Store so I quit the PS Store and it automatically reconnected me to Vidzone but I had to wait another 5 minutes.

But it's just been released so I'll give it some time.

1214.6.2009 13:48

Quote:
Originally posted by xblade132:
Apparently you can't use VidZone using a UK account on an America PS3? Or am I wrong?
Hi xblade132, I can happily confirm you can use Vidzone on a US PS3 with a UK account in the UK. It works for me!

I have to say the service is pretty good, only needs some tweeking with searching videos. For free, its very good!

Enjoy
Weird. It didn't work for me. I suppose I'll try it again later today.

1314.6.2009 14:10

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by xblade132:
Apparently you can't use VidZone using a UK account on an America PS3? Or am I wrong?


Hi xblade132, I can happily confirm you can use Vidzone on a US PS3 with a UK account in the UK. It works for me!

I have to say the service is pretty good, only needs some tweeking with searching videos. For free, its very good!

Enjoy
Weird. It didn't work for me. I suppose I'll try it again later today.
I believe it only works on HD tvs in the US. I tried it and got an error message saying that my display settings are not correct.

1415.6.2009 16:36

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by xblade132:
Apparently you can't use VidZone using a UK account on an America PS3? Or am I wrong?
Hi xblade132, I can happily confirm you can use Vidzone on a US PS3 with a UK account in the UK. It works for me!

I have to say the service is pretty good, only needs some tweeking with searching videos. For free, its very good!

Enjoy
Weird. It didn't work for me. I suppose I'll try it again later today.
I believe it only works on HD tvs in the US. I tried it and got an error message saying that my display settings are not correct.
I'm using an HDTV.

157.7.2009 19:56

i tried to download it using a UK account... when i went to use it, it had said Vidzone has occured a fatal error, wat do i do?

1612.7.2009 20:58
Patriot_1
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I wonder if you can play these vids on SINGSTAR? And if you download does it cost?

1711.1.2010 22:01

Originally posted by xblade132:
Apparently you can't use VidZone using a UK account on an America PS3? Or am I wrong?
the ps3 is not the problem you must be in a country yhat has vidzone not a fake account and u live in the us. it will not work like that.

1811.1.2010 22:05

vidzone will not work with a fake uk account. you must live in those countries that offer it. that means if u live in the us it will not work. the ps3 can be bought anywhere. but the account hold cant live in the us not offered to the us as yet.

1923.7.2011 13:57

when is it coming to the states?

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