Thursday, December 26, 2013

Music video streaming app 'VidZone' now avaiable on the PS4

VidZone, the music video streaming app previously available for the PS3 only, is now available on Sony’s latest console.

VidZone is finally available on the PS4. The app, which allows users to stream music videos for free, has been exclusively available on the PS3 until now. VidZone started life in 2009 in a few European countries, reaching one million downloads in the space of just 8 weeks. The app’s popularity meant that it was only a matter of time before VidZone tried its hand in other territories. The service finally became available in the United States back in the summer.

Now PS4 have a chance to see what the fuss is all about. VidZone allows users to stream an unlimited number of music videos on their console for free. But of course, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. The app makes its money through advertisements that play between videos. Still, that’s not too bad a deal for what users will be getting. VidZone has a licensing agreement with EMI Music, Warner Music, Sony Music, and the Universal Music Group, meaning that there are a ridiculous amount of music videos available on the service, somewhere in the vicinity of 55,000.

The PS4 version of the application adds a few extra bells and whistles over the PS3 offering, such as faster start-up times, and integration of the social features of Sony’s latest consoles. Users can take screenshots from the music videos they are watching and post them on Facebook or Twitter and follow what friends are watching.

While this still doesn’t make up for the lack of MP3 playback support on the PS4, the VidZone app is surely going to make many a PS4 owner a lot less irritable about the issue.

Source: Joystiq

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