Sony sets to unify games, TV, video and music services under PlayStation Network

Sony sets to unify games, TV, video and music services under PlayStation Network

Merely a day after partnering with Spotify, Sony today announced that it is in development to unify its games, TV, video and music services under PlayStation Network (PSN) brand. The unification process will complete through a phased transition starting this February.

Sony says in a press statement that its digital video and music services available across PlayStation consoles, smart TVs and Xperia mobile devices under Sony Entertainment Network will become a part of its PlayStation Network and will be rebranded as PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music. In addition, the company is set to launch PlayStation Vue as its new cloud-based TV service later this quarter.

As a unified service platform, Sony’s PSN will deliver services directly through the currently available PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now, alongside PlayStation Vue, PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music.

On announcing the transition, Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment and Group Executive in charge of the Network Entertainment Business, said:

“We are very excited to offer our wide array of network services including games, TV, videos and music, under the PlayStation brand. We look forward to bringing even more compelling experiences and an unparalleled breadth and quality of digital entertainment services and content to our customers.”

The Japanese company has not exactly mentioned the need of the transition, but it is expected to be a strategic step to continue its operations fruitfully at least in the coming future. Moreover, the announcement reminds us the decision that the company took in February last year in which it formally made an exit from the PC market and sold its Vaio division to Japan Industrial Partners.

Earlier this month, Sony launched its PlayStation Now service to let gamers stream their PlayStation 3 games directly on PlayStation 4 consoles. The subscription-based service is initially available in the US and Canada.

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