Sony says movies rented on demand from its Uplay store, its online streaming site, will support Ultraviolet for buy to rent copy management, future compatibility, and more. On-demand pricing currently is discounted at $0.35 a rental compared to $1 for a DVD, or $2.99 for something like the new Ghostbusters Blu-ray.
Ultraviolet was distributed almost exclusively in physical formats such as DVD, Blu-Ray and now UltraViolet will be used to deliver movies to devices, computers, tablets and phones. The app works with OS X 10.7 and later.
They'll be more than 100 hours of television. The popular karaoke franchise pairs up with the company's new Ultraviolet digital movie service to let viewers download and watch the movies in karaoke format. The company says 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray disks will be available as well.
Crooks are sure to crack the UltraViolet service, but at least Sony's system could help reduce the level of people who steal movies by streaming from an online service or torrenting a copy, she added.
The company says there will be 300+ HD and 3D titles from Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Studios and other top Hollywood studios. Those plans were unveiled in September 2013 when the Initiative was announced, including similar download and streaming services for television. Sony even acquired Columbia Pictures, parent company of The A.V. Club, at that time. d2c66b5586