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The PlayStation 5 — now streaming Sony Pictures articles for PS Plus clients in Poland.


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Weeks after announcing plans to drop movie and Television show purchases from the Ps Store, Sony is tests a brand new video streaming support for PlayStation Plus clients. Called PlayStation Plus Video Pass, the particular service is getting a one-year trial run in Poland.

“We see this as a good opportunity to collaborate with Sony Pictures Entertainment to test a new benefit that aims to add value for PlayStation Plus members,” a PlayStation spokesperson told CNET.

At launch, the service includes 15 movies and 6 television shows from the Sony Pictures catalog, with plans to refresh the lineup with new titles each quarter. To watch, users in Poland can download the PlayStation Plus Video Pass app to their PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. All that’s needed is a PlayStation Plus subscription, which already grants gamers access to online play as well as free monthly games and discounts.

In an interview with the Polish site Spider’s Web, Nick Maguire, Sony Interactive’s vice president of global services, said that the films available at launch include Venom, Blade Runner 2049, Baby Driver, Arrival and more.

“I am very excited that we are introducing this particular test service in Poland,” Maguire told the site, suggesting that gamers in that region show strong interest in video on-demand, making the region the good fit regarding a test run.

“For us, this is the particular perfect combination, the particular perfect market, to introduce a test service as part of the PS Plus program and see what our key users think about it,” Maguire said.

Ps didn’t have other details to share along with CNET about the particular upcoming of the streaming support beyond its initial check run in Poland.