Sony unveils cloud TV service

Sony will launch a cloud-based TV service inside the US this yr, combining reside broadcasts, DVR, and an on-demand library of flicks and reveals.

Sony unveils cloud TV service

TV is for the time being “principally outdated and flawed,” president of Sony Leisure Andrew Residence said at CES 2014, claiming Sony had the flexibleness to “elegantly” combine reside TV with on-demand, letting prospects go to 1 place for TV, movement photos, and sports activities actions.

As with totally different streaming corporations, the Sony mannequin will examine your preferences and adapt to your habits, Residence said, and in addition you’ll have the flexibility to observe and resume viewing all through associated devices. “Our goal is to rework the individual experience so discovering reside TV and discovering on-demand reveals is intuitive and quick.”

The cloud-TV system will arrive later this yr. It wasn’t immediately clear if or when it the service would enhance internationally.

Residence moreover revealed that Ps video video games may have the flexibility to be streamed for the first time by means of a model new system set to achieve within the summertime. “Rapidly participating in your Ps on a capsule is usually a actuality,” Residence said.

Pricing for the two packages wasn’t launched, nevertheless Sony said it is likely to be “worth environment friendly”.

TV revolution

Residence said that Sony is successfully positioned to grab the lounge market, as a result of it already has 70 million internet-connected devices inside the US, notably the completely totally different variations of the Ps – with that machine the very best technique of accessing Netflix inside the US.

Plus, it has the content material materials partnerships largely in place, along with the technological expertise, he claimed. “No totally different agency is more healthy posed to information the TV revolution than Sony,” he said.

That “revolution” may additionally embody {{hardware}}, as Sony unveiled an Extraordinarily Fast Type Projector, that will allow prospects to look at 4K video as a lot as 147in all through on their partitions.

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