VidZone Set to Spice Up the Summer

May 7, 2009Written by Draisey


Some great news for PS3 owners out there. VidZone, a music video download service, is set to launch this summer in Europe for PlayStation 3. But how much does this service actually cost?

Absolutely nothing. The service is free of charge thanks to ad revenue, and will allow users to stream music videos, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage from over 25,000 pieces of content. Sony BMG, EMI, and thousands of independent labels have thrown their support behind the service. Michael Russo, VidZone’s CTO and director of digital business development, stated:

“VidZone is not just about giving music fans access to thousands of music videos, but offering a completely interactive and personalised music experience.”

The VidZone application will be directly accessible from the XMB, and allow users to save a video library or create custom playlists. And there’s another treat as well. All downloads and playlists can be initiated and managed with your PSP. Isabelle Tomatis of SCEE stated:

“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.”

VidZone will only be available in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, German, Spain and Australia. What do you guys think of this service? Any ideas for other Service Apps that Sony should try to add to the XMB?