PS3 Streaming Movies and TV: A User’s Guide

The PlayStation 3 is much more than just a gaming console. It’s an entertainment-streaming machine!


Here’s a list of the premier PS3 streaming movies apps:

  • PlayStation Store: Includes gaming content, movies and television, and serves as a hub for all Sony Entertainment content, like an online virtual market.
  • Video Unlimited: Users can dig through the PlayStation Network’s video library and discover tons of movies and TV shows from Sony Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, and Universal.
  • Crunchyroll: A library of Japanese animation and live action drama, for the anime aficionado. You can stream anime, manga, drama, music, electronic entertainment, and auto racing.
  • MLB.TV: Get stats, scores, and archived clips — everything a fan needs to enjoy all things baseball. Watch every out-of-market game “live” online or on your mobile device.
  • Netflix: The leader in on-demand Internet streaming media is also the premier PS3 streaming movie app. For $8 a month, you can’t go wrong. Netflix is amazing!
  • Hulu Plus: Also $8 a month, Hulu Plus is mostly for television, such as The Daily Show, Modern Family, South Park, and more.
  • YouTube: It’s YouTube on your PS3, but cleaned up and tailor-fit for your TV screen.
  • Amazon Instant: Get films and TV shows for rental, purchase, and streaming from Amazon’s video-on-demand service (although you need a Prime membership to use it).
  • CinemaNow: This is Best Buy’s pay rental service with over 3,000+ feature films, shorts, concerts, and television programs from Fox, ABC, Disney, MGM, Warner Bros, etc.
  • Crackle: is another Sony digital streaming service with TV, movies, and original shows such as Extraction.
  • Vudu HD Movies: This is Walmart’s movie-streaming service with new releases and the most HD on demand in 1080p.
  • PS3 Media Server: The PS3 Media Server allows you to play videos and music from your desktop to your PS3. All you have to do is follow these easy instructions:

On your desktop:

  1. Download PS3 Media Server.
  2. Launch.
  3. Add your folders by using Navigation/Share Settings > Shared Folders.
  4. Click the “+” sign and add more folders, share iTunes library, etc.

On your PS3:

  1. Enable DLNA by Settings > Network Settings > Media Center Connection
  2. Go to Video.
  3. Select PS3 Media Server.
  4. Select your Media and Start PS3 streaming movies and TV shows!