The PS3 is a game console first and foremost, but it also happens to be a darn fine Blu-ray player. But Blu-ray Discs aren’t the only way to get your HD movies to display through the PS3, as a new streaming-video service called VUDU launched today on Sony’s console.
VUDU allows PS3 owners to stream thousands of movies straight from the cloud to their console via the PlayStation Network. VUDU delivers full 1080p HD video and 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus surround sound, and it supports video on-demand without downloading. PS3 owners don’t need a VUDU subscription to browse the library of 4,000+ HD movies, but accessing them obviously requires you to sign up.
Every movie, including those that release day and date with its DVD and Blu-ray counterpart, is available on-demand, and VUDU users only pay for the movies they watch. When you sign up for a VUDU account, you will receive a $5.99 credit on your account for one free HD rental.
Check out the video walkthrough below to learn more about how VUDU works on the PS3.