British gamers are among the first in Europe to get access to the PS3’s Video Delivery Service.
Along with Germany, Spain and France, UK PS3 users will be able to download feature films directly to their consoles for immediate enjoyment.
Films will be available for download as rentals or permanent purchases, with the option to download in standard definition or HD. Prices for download-to-own vids begin at £2.50.
Harry Potter, Angels & Demons, Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and The Dark Knight are among the movies teased in the promo trailer for the service.
It looks as though PS3 owners won’t have to wait long to watch their new purchases either. Sony is promising background downloads that you can begin watching soon after beginning the download process, meaning you won’t have to wait for the entire file to download.
It’s an exciting time for PlayStation owners, with the new firmware allowing Facebook integration and rumours of a forthcoming PS3-compatible version of Firefox from Mozilla.
Are you ready for downloadable films? Or would you still rather have a physical Blu-ray or DVD? Let us know in the comments.