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PS5 News       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Mar 3, 2021 at 2:27 AM       1,527       5      
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Those who buy or rent movies and TV shows from PlayStation Store will no longer be able to do so starting on August 31, 2021 as Sony announced they're discontinuing these services then... although with many free Media Server options, Streaming Sites and the extremely handy youtube-dl application that allows batch downloading of videos thankfully the number of alternatives is on the rise. 📺 📲

⚡To digress momentarily, with the exception of Sony's Crackle ironically (which despite still being listed on the Supported Sites page stopped working, so bypass with streaming video recorders such as PlayOn) to use youtube-dl.exe simply add the video file URL's you'd like to download in a text file such as download.txt, open up a Windows command-prompt via Shift + Right-Click selecting Open PowerShell window here and type the following command options... upon pressing Enter the videos listed will begin downloading to the same directory:

youtube-dl -ci --batch-file=download.txt

Late last year a legal battle ensued as outlined by the before Github announced they're standing up for developers and reinstated youtube-dl... so enjoy it for the moment and stop paying subscriptions for things you can download and stream yourself! :sneaky:

Back on topic, here's the official statement from SIE's Head of Video Business Vanessa Lee to quote:

At SIE, we strive to provide the best entertainment experience for PlayStation fans, and that means evolving our offerings as customer needs change. We’ve seen tremendous growth from PlayStation fans using subscription-based and ad-based entertainment streaming services on our consoles. With this shift in customer behavior, we have decided to no longer offer movie and TV purchases and rentals through PlayStation Store as of August 31, 2021.

When this change takes effect, users can still access movie and TV content they have purchased through PlayStation Store for on-demand playback on their PS4, PS5 and mobile devices. We thank our fans for their continued support, and we look forward to further enhancing the entertainment experience on PlayStation.

Finally, below are the latest PS5 Trailers for those who already moved on to the next-generation PlayStation 5 Scene:

Fortnite - March Crew Pack PS5 Trailer

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Hood: Outlaws & Legends - "The Ranger" Character Gameplay PS5 Trailer

Hood: Outlaws & Legends unveils its first character gameplay trailer, showcasing The Ranger! Hood: Outlaws and Legends, the multiplayer PvPvE heist game from Sumo Digital and Focus Home interactive, introduces in-depth gameplay of one of the four playable classes available at launch.

Matchmaking in opposing teams of four, choose your character based on your preferred playstyle, or what best fits your team’s strategy. In this game where cooperation is key, your team’s composition can suit a stealthy long-range approach, a brutal close combat heist or a balanced band of Outlaws prepared for anything.

Today, join game director Andrew Willans in the first playable character gameplay trailer and discover The Ranger! This is the first of a 4-episode series of gameplay trailers which will cover the four classes, so get ready for another video soon!

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - PlayStation 5 Launch Trailer

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is now available on PS5! The time has finally come to join Ichiban on an over-the-top adventure like no other!

Get ready to battle your way to the top against all the odds, make new friends, and crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan.

Explore Yokohama for the first time, a dazzling city full of hilarious distractions, such as karaoke, Classic SEGA arcade titles, and even manage and grow your own company!

Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Season of the Chosen: Season Pass PS5 Trailer

New gear, XP, rewards! Get the Season Pass and instantly unlock the new Seasonal armor set and the new Solar Bow, Ticuu's Divination. You also get an XP boost that speeds up your Seasonal ranks and engram unlocks.

Embark on a new story, new Exotic quest, three new strikes, a new matchmade activity, and the free Guardian Games event. Earn Exotic and Legendary weapons, armor, and cosmetics.

Customize your gear unlocks with Umbral Engrams and collect rewards all Season long with the new Seasonal progress track.

Deathloop Explained PS5 Trailer

What is DEATHLOOP? Arkane Lyon's own Dinga Bakaba sheds light on the mysteries of Blackreef and how to break the loop in DEATHLOOP Explained.

There are a lot of mysteries to solve in DEATHLOOP. What caused the time loop? Who are the Visionaries? Why does everyone on Blackreef seem to have amnesia? Who is Julianna and why is she hunting Colt? Why is everyone on the island wearing masks? How can Colt break the loop and escape the island?

We seek to answer some of these questions with help from Game Director Dinga Bakaba. Welcome to DEATHLOOP Explained!

Next-Gen Local Multiplayer Games PS5 Trailer

Grab an extra DualSense wireless controller and discover a great range of immersive couch co-op adventures and epic local-multiplayer modes - all built for PS5. View the full list of games here.

Sir Lovelot - Launch PS5 Trailer

Sir Lovelot is on a quest to find the love of his life. Join him in this wacky platformer, where impressing cheeky damsels is harder than a heart of stone!

Hitman 3 - March Roadmap PS5 Trailer

HITMAN 3's second content update has arrived, with new contracts, a seasonal event, and new gear to unlock, starting today. This is the HITMAN 3 March Roadmap.

MLB The Show 21 – 4K 60FPS Get the lowdown on Stadium Creator with Coach & Fernando PS5

Fernando and Coach want to help you build the next great ballpark in MLB The Show 21's all new Stadium Creator.

Evil Inside - Announcement PS5 Trailer

Evil Inside is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on March 25th 2021 Evil Inside is a first-person psychological horror game. After the death of his mother and the arrest of his father for it, Mark decides to contact her using the Spiritual board.

But it fades away, and here is when all begins... Mark will face his greatest fears to discover the truth.

Scarlet Nexus - Dev Diary #4 PS5

What is the OSF? Learn about their mission in this Dev Diary, and protect humanity from the monstrous Others when SCARLETNEXUS arrives in Summer 2021.

Monster Energy Supercross 4 - PS5 Launch Trailer

Ok, riders, here we go! Supercross4 is now available in early access and, from March, 11, for everyone who wants to leave their mark!

Dreaming Sarah - Launch PS5 Trailer

Adventure platformer where you play as Sarah, a girl who is in a coma. Explore the world around her & help her wake up!

Injection π23 - Ars Regia - Reveal PS5 Trailer

The classic survival horror is back. Enter this nightmare town and advance solving puzzles and facing challenging enemies to find your missing dog. Can you keep your sanity? Solve the mysteries of this story and save yourself from falling into this deep spiral of paranoia and madness.

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I wonder how many have 4k (or even 8k :eek:) TV's... I'm still happy with my Samsung 1080p TV as most of the stuff I watch are older shows done in 480p with some in 720p and very few in 1080p.
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