PlayStation Video app brings more overpriced video to Android

PlayStation Video

PlayStation Video comes to Android. Photo: Sony

Android users can get their video from yet another streaming service today, with Sony releasing its PlayStation Video app on the Google Play Store.

When it comes to watching video, be it TV shows or movies, there is no shortage of options for those with Android devices. Google’s store packs its own catalog of content for your delectation, but completion is never a bad thing: If you have a collection of TV shows or movies within the PlayStation Video corner of your PS4, being able to watch that content on your Android smartphone or tablet is now within your grasp.

The free PlayStation Video app, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store as of right now, brings TV shows and movies that can be either rented or bought depending on the content and your requirement for re-watchability. Buying or renting videos will never be as cheap as subscribing to an all-you-can-eat service like Netflix, but sometimes you just want to own a certain title so you can watch it whenever and wherever you like.

Sony promises releases at or around the same time as DVDs become available. Occasionally, content will even hit PlayStation Video before those little silver platters that hardly anybody buys anymore. Don’t expect that to become the norm, though.

Unfortunately, those looking for Sony’s Vue live TV streaming service will be disappointed to hear it is not included here. However, there is mention of it within the app (an attempt to get people to sign up for Vue). Alas, even if you sign up for Vue, you won’t be able to watch anything via Sony’s new PlayStation Video app, at least for now.

But hey, baby steps.