Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that, as of August 31, 2021, PlayStation users will no longer be able to purchase or rent movies and TV shows from the PlayStation Store.
Speaking on the official PlayStation blog this morning, SIE noted that all previously purchased films and shows will still be readily available, on-demand, via PlayStation consoles and mobile devices, but said content will no longer be purchasable as of the aforementioned date. You can check out SIE’s full statement below.
“At SIE, we strive to provide the best entertainment experience for PlayStation fans, and that means evolving our offerings as customer needs change. We’ve seen tremendous growth from PlayStation fans using subscription-based and ad-based entertainment streaming services on our consoles. With this shift in customer behavior, we have decided to no longer offer movie and TV purchases and rentals through PlayStation Store as of August 31, 2021.”
“When this change takes effect, users can still access movie and TV content they have purchased through PlayStation Store for on-demand playback on their PS4, PS5 and mobile devices. We thank our fans for their continued support, and we look forward to further enhancing the entertainment experience on PlayStation.”