After a leak revealed a PlayStation Plus Video Pass on Wednesday, Sony has confirmed it is testing a video streaming service in Poland that will let PlayStation Plus subscribers have access to more than 20 movies and TV shows.
In a statement to Spider’s Web, Nick Maguire VP SIE’s Global Services confirmed the test will run for a year in Poland and additional contents will be added every three months. He said Sony chose Poland based on specific data and that it will continue to monitor how the service performs before deciding to launch it fully.
“We want to see how players will benefit from such a service,” Maguire explained. “What titles do they watch, what do they care about, how often do they use them. At this stage, however, I cannot say whether it will be created and what the test process will look like for other markets, as well as what the future is for PlayStation Plus Video Pass after the test period. We are currently focusing only on the Polish market, on Polish players and what will be their reaction to the additional benefit under the PS Plus program.”
Elaborating on the choice of Poland, he said: “We know very well that we have a large base of players in Poland who stand out due to their commitment and activity in the network and social media. They also like to use VoD platforms. For us, this is the perfect combination, the perfect market, to introduce a test service as part of the PS Plus program and see what our key users think about it.”
The service will be available on the PS4 and PS5 to users in Poland beginning today Thursday, April 22 2021 till 2022, April 22.