Sony seems to be revving up to announce something called the PlayStation Plus Video Pass. The company accidently leaked a logo for the service on its official site before pulling it offline a few minutes later. According to the description, the PlayStation Plus Video Pass will be a new benefit available for a limited time on PlayStation Plus.
The PS Plus Video Pass is a trial service active between 22 April 2021 and 22 April 2022. At the moment, the Polish PlayStation Store was the only site that had the PlayStation Plus Video Pass marketing material up so it is unclear where Sony plans on rolling out the service to.
If you have to guess what this is, it seems to be an add-on service for PlayStation Plus where users will be able to stream certain Sony films and shows with an active subscription. The trial period could be offering users a full year of the service before Sony makes it a premium add-on? Just a guess here.
“A new benefit available for a limited time on PlayStation Plus… PS Plus Video Pass is a trial service active 22.04.21 – 22.04.22. The subscription benefit is available to PS Plus users in Poland.”
We don’t know if the description and service itself is a limited feature available in specific regions. Sony usually announces these things on a Thursday so if this is real, expect full details on the PlayStation Plus Video Pass later today. However, don’t get your hopes up for any local love when it comes to a video streaming service from Sony. In SA we already miss out on the various opportunities Sony provides to stream games and video content.
With Multichoice holding most of the copyright licenses for movies and TV shows, we don’t really have a say when it comes to any “other” ways to consume content. If Sony does roll this out and it is available in SA, it would be a big deal but let is wait and see what the company has in store first.