After teaming up with online film library MUBI in May, Sony has now launched its online store of independent, international and classic cinema in New Zealand.
From today you can download the application from the PlayStation Store and become a member of the MUBI film streaming service.
While the app's free to download, there are rental rates involved in hiring certain films. There’s a choice of monthly free-to-view films, as well as rentals priced $1.90 for short films and $6.90 for feature length films.
You can also buy a 30 day “all you can watch” subscription for $24.90.
The MUBI library is said to feature hundreds of films “specially curated with one simple requirement in mind—they must all be amazing cinema” says Sony. Pan’s Labyrinth and La Dolce Vita were given as examples.
PlayStation Network members can also exchange and share recommendations with friends via Facebook integration.
Sony boss Andrew House explained, “The PlayStation audience is passionate about entertainment -- from games to music to movies. MUBI provides a film service with a diverse catalogue of titles that we’re sure will appeal to the broad PlayStation fan base. Most importantly, it is a service that is true to PlayStation’s values, a service that is also a community, where like-minded people can share their views and opinions.”