PlayStation Plus subscribers across PS4 and PS5 now have access to a new feature: Sony Pictures Core. An expanded version of Bravia Core, this new bonus for PS Plus subs adds over 100 high-bitrate movies to watch on PlayStation consoles.
PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe subscribers will have access to a curated catalogue of movies every month. On launch, this includes critically acclaimed films such as Looper, Elysium and Resident Evil: Damnation.
Depending on your region, you’ll have access to a number of different films. Furthermore, Sony will be rolling in and out different films as time goes on, just like Netflix, Paramount Plus or Amazon Prime.
The Sony Pictures Core app on PlayStation 4 and PS5 will also include the ability to buy and rent over 2,000 films outside of the free selection. This also includes early access for a number of Sony-published movies.
For example, films such as Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be released first on Sony Pictures Core. The first film to be available early on the service is Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story.
While you can rent or buy films on any number of services, such as Amazon Prime, Sony Pictures Core does offer much higher video quality than its competitors, as long as you have good internet.
Using the service’s “PureView” feature, the Sony streaming service lets you stream HDR content at 80Mbps. Not only is this significantly higher than 4K content on Amazon, Netflix or Apple, but also its the same as a native 4K UHD blu-ray.
The rebranding to Sony Pictures Core will only affect the streaming service’s console version. On Sony Bravia SmartTVs, the service will still be known as Bravia Core.
Following recent price increases of PlayStation Plus subscriptions, the addition of free movies for PS4 and PS5 gamers is a good bonus. With hardcore PlayStation gamers looking to cancel their subscription, this could be a way of bringing back some fans.
The Sony Pictures Core app is available right now on PS4 and PS5 across 23 regions. You can find the app right now in the media apps section of the PlayStation Store.