PlayStation Store to discontinue purchase and rental of TV/movie content in August

The PlayStation Store will be discontinuing movie and TV purchases and rentals as of August 31st. From September, you will still be able to access any movies and TV shows that you have previously purchased through the PlayStation Store.

Over on the PlayStation Blog, SIE’s head of video business Vanessa Lee announced plans to discontinue the ability to purchase or rent movies and TV shows. The move comes from a change in user behaviour, due to the popularity of entertainment streaming services being used on the consoles.

In the statement, Lee says: “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 behaviour, we have decided to no longer offer movie and TV purchases and rentals through PlayStation Store as of August 31, 2021.”