Sony PS3 Plans To Be Your Official Internet TV Box

Sony PS3 Plans To Be Your Official Internet TV Box

Anthony Nguyen
Dec 14, 2010

We've seen the commercials. Sony's Playstation 3 claims to do everything. Now with motion control and Netflix under their belt, we're just wondering when they'll start providing Internet TV so we can finally disconnect from our cable TV service. Wait, the UK gets their first taste of it later this week? Well then, touché Sony, touché.

Starting later this week, Sony plans to bring some British commercial television stations to the their console as an add-on (very much like the Netflix and Hulu Plus apps currently available for download via the PSN store). The ITV and Channel 4 showers will be an on-demand service that lets you watch shows like Coronation Street and The Inbetweeners - a move that many are saying is the next step in merging traditional media and the Internet.

We're excited to see more and more content coming in ubiquitous fashion over to the set-top boxes that most of us already own in our living rooms. We just wish more stores would open up nicely organized app stores like Boxee's so we can get more out of our systems without having to purchase additional systems that bulk up our minimalistic media cabinets.

What's the next step for Sony? Get all that HD content and 5.1 sound they promised up and available for streaming. Open up an app store to compete with other set top boxes like Roku and Boxee. Provide all the social bells and whistles everyone else has been trying to pull off with Internet TV and actually do it - only then will we accept that they're really doing everything as advertised.

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[Via The Inquirer]

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