PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe members can now access up to 100 movies from the Sony Pictures library thanks to the launch of Sony’s new streaming app, Sony Pictures Core. Formerly Bravia Core app on Bravia TVs and select Xperia devices, Sony has rebranded the app to be Sony Pictures Core and it is available on the PS5 and PS4 in 23 markets globally.
“Once you sign up* for Sony Pictures Core on your PS4 or PS5, you will be able to buy or rent up to 2,000 movies** straight from your console,” senior director of global marketing at PlayStation, Evan Stern shared in a PlayStation blog post. “At launch, this will include blockbuster hits** such as Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Uncharted, The Equalizer, No Hard Feelings, Bullet Train, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife, among others.”
Apart from the movies available to stream on the app, Sony says PS5 and PS4 owners will be able to purchase select Sony Pictures films during early access or exclusive window from their console. Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story will be the first early access on Sony Pictures Core, and it will be available in the U.K., France, Germany, and Japan. Because the catalogue and content vary according to region, the movie is already available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and is coming to additional markets “soon”.
PS5 and PS4 owners who purchase Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story will receive “credit” towards an in-game purchase in Gran Turismo 7, including featured cards in the movie, according to Sony. Streaming of the movie is enhanced for IMAX so PS5 and PS4 owners can enjoy an immersive experience.
Mocatalogueslogs available to PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe subscribers will be ad-free and updated periodically. At launch, available movies include Looper, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Elysium, and Resident Evil Damnation. Sony says PlayStation Plus members will get additional benefits which will be revealed soon.
Having bought Crunchyroll in 2021, Sony plans to bring “a selection of hit anime content” to Sony Pictures Core over time and “evolve offerings and benefits.”
More information about the app and services is available here.