When Sony first introduced the PlayStation 3, they promoted it as the ultimate multimedia device that would not only play games, but surf the web, play music, and play films. Since then, the PS3 has greatly expanded its capabilities, bringing a whole host of features that allow it to do more than what you would expect from a console. If you’re one of the growing number of people that utilize the PS3’s multimedia features then you’ll be pleased to hear that the Sony are developing yet another movie and TV streaming application.
A recently posted job listing by SCEE reveals the new application:
You will be THE user interface designer on a movie/TV streaming application for PlayStation®3
You will work closely with a small, focused team to deliver your design through implementation until the release of the product
The job requires experience “designing user interfaces, preferably for console games”, so the service will thankfully be designed with the console in mind (unlike with the BBC iPlayer web link).
In the US, the PS3 supports Netflix, Vudu and Hulu Plus applications, while in the UK and parts of Europe it supports LoveFilm and Mubi, as well as links to web-based services like BBC iPlayer, 4OD and iTV Player. What the service is is unknown, but it could be an upgrade of one of the web-based portals, a Netflix app for the UK and Spain (in preparation for their launch in 2012), Sony’s Qriocity service, or even something completely different.
Which service would you like your PS3 to stream? Let us know in the comments below.