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Vudu Movie Service Launches on PlayStation

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Hulu Plus isn't the only service making news today. Sony has just announced that on-demand movie service Vudu will be available on the PlayStation Network in the United States on November 23. Vudu will be available through an application, and will stream 1080p high-definition movies with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. This will mark the first time Vudu is available on a gaming console.

PlayStation 3 owners will be able to stream content from Vudu's library of over 4,000 HD movies, with releases from all major Hollywood studios. Vudu offers many new releases the same day they're available on DVD or Blu-ray Disk. New releases typically cost $5.99, while some older titles are available for $2 for two nights.

"PlayStation Network has emerged as the industry leading entertainment hub for experiencing an unmatched amount of digital content," says Peter Dille, senior vice president, marketing and PlayStation Network. "With the addition of the VUDU application to our free PlayStation Network, users will have another way to access entertainment, with thousands of HD movies available instantly in the comfort of their own home."

This is an expansive time for the previously low-profile movie service. On October 28, Boxee announced that it was adding Vudu to the Boxee platform.

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