If you prefer buying all your movies and TV shows on the PlayStation Store, you won’t be able to do that for much longer. In a blog post today, Sony announced that it is discontinuing those purchases on its digital store starting August 31st.
As for why, Sony cites the “tremendous growth” of entertainment consumed through subscription-based services and ad-based entertainment streaming services on the company’s PlayStation hardware.
Fortunately, Sony confirms that anyone who has purchased movie or TV content through the PS Store or plans to do so before August will still have access to that content after the changes go into effect, with on-demand playback available on PS4, PS5, and mobile devices.
This is not the first time Sony has removed less popular media from the PS Store. Last October, Sony said the revamped PS Store that arrived prior to the launch of the PS5 would no longer allow users to purchase older games and DLC released initially on the PS3 or the PSP and Vita handhelds, unless you were browsing the store from those devices.