VidZone - Free Music Videos on the PS3 - Only for European Friends - June 11th!

Jan 29, 2009
Some of you might remember SCEE promising a free music video service for the PlayStation 3 back in 2008. As seems to be SCEEs forté, it was expected this service would never see the light of day, at least not in the PS3 consoles lifetime.

If you, like myself, thought these thoughts, well we should probably bite our inner-minds tongue. It seems that the official UK PlayStation website has had a page added which describes the services, how it will be delivered and some of the features we can expect to see from it.

Given they are adding actual pages of information to their website, it’s probably safe to say the VidZone service is coming. And possibly making an appearance soon too.

Here are some key facts that can be derived from this information page:

* It will be a free PlayStation Store download, which will add a XMB icon for the software in the [Music] section
* Custom playlist support
* Full control: Pause, rewind and fast forward to your leisure
* Music videos are streamed not downloaded and are of “superb” quality
* Wireless Remote Play support with the PSP - Watch and listen on the go

No release date is given, but there is a cool little trailer showing off some of the above mentioned points about VidZone on the PlayStation 3.

Jan 29, 2009
Turn your PLAYSTATION 3 into a music video jukebox on June 11th - with three solid weeks’ worth of videos from day one!

London, 10th June 2009: VidZone, the revolutionary on-demand music video service for PLAYSTATION 3 from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, is confirmed to go live on Thursday 11th June. VidZone is a brand new, free service that gives you the freedom to view thousands of music videos on demand by streaming them directly to your PS3 and onto your TV screen - complete with Surround Sound.

It’s launching with a bang and it’s packed with a huge library of over 10,000 videos. What does that mean? It means that if you put them all into a single playlist and watched it for 24 hours a day, seven days a week – it would take you three solid weeks to watch it all. And there’s much, much more on the way.

VidZone is completely free and extremely easy to use. Just download the free VidZone application from PlayStationStore, find it under the ‘music’ icon on your PS3’s XrossMediaBar menu and you’re away. You don’t have to watch somebody else’s choice of music – you’re in complete control here. Select single videos to watch on their own – with the option of rewinding and fast-forwarding – or create your own library of streaming music and make custom playlists for every occasion. Whether you want a playlist for a living-room workout or a house party – or whether you just want to check out your favourite musician’s dance moves or guitar fretwork – VidZone gives you all the options and puts you in complete control. You can even create a playlist via PSP (PlayStationPortable) and have it waiting for you on PS3 when you get home.

With major music labels on board as well as thousands of independents, you can count on getting the latest videos from the biggest names – including regular exclusives and world premieres. A first glance at a sample VidZone playlist reveals videos from artists including Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears, Fatboy Slim, Black Eyed Peas, Glasvegas, Dizzee Rascal, P!nk, Noisettes, Ne-Yo, Armand van Helden, Tori Amos and Akon, among others – but that’s just a few. With 10,000 videos on there and more to come, you’ll find what you’re into.

Set to transform the music video experience, VidZone joins Blu-ray movies, music, digital TV, games and Internet one more reason to make PS3 the centre of your home entertainment experience. Download VidZone from PlayStationStore on June 11th and put yourself in control. Find out more at


Premium Supporter
Apr 28, 2009
Hey, c'mon, you're getting all the luxuries over there. Hell, we've yet to get those goddamned PSN cards over here in Europe. God I want them so badly.

Don't start with me man, your euro is worth more than my dollar so bite me!