Watch, pause and record digital television on your PlayStation 3, or grab your PSP and enjoy it on the move.
- PlayTV is the little black box that plugs into your PS3 and lets you start watching, pausing and recording free-to-air digital television.
- Pause, rewind and record Live TV, watch one channel while you record another and even record programmes while playing games.
- PlayTV features an easy to use programme guide to help you easily plan your viewing.
- If you have a PSP, VAIO laptop or Sony Ericsson AINO phone, you can take all these great features with you, wherever you go. Remote Play enables you to watch live television in superb quality, access previously recorded programmes and organise your media library anywhere in the world. All you need is a Wireless Internet connection.
- PlayTV also lets you upscale your Standard Definition TV programmes.
Get your hands on the PlayTV Live Chat Upgrade available to buy on PlayStation Store now.
- Never miss your favourite series with the addition of series record.
- Experience Live Chat with friends while watching TV. Set up your own chat room or join an existing one and text chat with your friends or up to 64 people on PlayStation Network without interrupting your TV viewing.
- Recommend programmes to Facebook and PSN Friends. Share your favourite shows and films with your friends. Your PSN recommendations appear as a message to your selected friends with your own message and a link for them to record or watch the show automatically.
- With the addition of Community Favourites you can check out what people are watching right now and what they have been watching and recording over the last two weeks.
- This update also includes a Premium Programme Guide that gives you loads more info on the TV shows happening now and up to seven days in advance. And with PlayTV's fantastic search function, you can search for the perfect shows or films based on an actor, director, genre, plus a whole lot more.
To use these new features you will have to first download the latest software update from the PlayTV menu. Once installed, simply purchase the upgrade from PlayStation Store and start using the new features.
From 30 September 2009, all PlayTV owners in the UK must retune their channels. To do this, go to Settings > [Set Up] > [Channel Scan] and follow the on-screen instructions.