Store all your music, videos and photos in one place for easy viewing and sharing
The PlayStation®3 system gives you a lot ways to play your music. You can always listen to your CDs with the built-in CD/DVD drive, but the huge storage of the PlayStation®3 system means you can also save your digital music, organize it into playlists, and listen while you play games or watch photo slideshows. If you’re anything like us, you have a gigantic music collection. Make the most of it with 7.1 surround sound.
If you’ve got a compatible USB device, like a digital player or storage device, just plug it directly into your PlayStation®3 system to listen or watch what’s inside. You can save the music to your PlayStation®3's system hard disk drive (HDD), or just listen and remove the device when you’re done.1
We made the HDD big for a reason, so you have room left over for your entire music collection after you’ve filled your PlayStation®3 system up with games, photos and videos.
If you want to get more info about an album, like the title, artist or how long the album is, just connect to the Internet2 via your PS3™ system’s browser.
Of course you can create playlists. One to play with the slideshow of baby pictures that gives your mom warm fuzzies on Mother’s Day, another for the party at your friend’s house that night.
The Visual Player makes those hypnotic swirls and shapes that match your music. You can customize it to your liking and stare at it for hours. Or if you want to look at something a little less swirly, just make a playlist that plays along to your pics and slideshows.
There’s no point in playing music unless it sounds good, so experience it all in full 7.1 surround sound.3
Get instant access to the latest new releases and your all-time favorites. Over 10 million tracks*, a variety of channels, plus sync** your own personal library. Listen to your music from a range of popular devices such as your PlayStation®3, Android™ enabled phones, Bravia®TVs, Blu-Ray Disc™ players, PSP® and any PC! No downloading, unlimited skips and no ads. This is your music . . .unlimited.
Click here to learn more about Music Unlimited.
If you’ve got home videos of your own (and in these "Don't tase me, bro" times, who doesn't?), organize, categorize and watch them in HD with Filmy, a new PlayStation®Network app for your PS3™ system. Filter by date, event or location, "favorite" your best videos, sort movies that include people or smiling faces, use the "film roll" option to skip to the interesting bits, or use the GPS function to tag your movies on a world map. Filmy can organize any videos recorded in AVCHD format from compatible Sony Handycam®, Cybershot™ or "α" cameras.1
Download Filmy from PlayStation®Store and manage all your home movies via the Video icon on your PlayStation®3 system’s XMB™ menu.
Rent or purchase. Downloads or discs. Blu-rayTM or DVD. Watch video however you want.
Every PlayStation®3 system comes with built-in Blu-rayTM so you can watch new movies and shows on Blu-ray discTM (BD).
Renting or owning a movie or watching a full season of a TV series just takes one visit to PlayStation®Store. There are thousands of TV series and HD movies available for instant download, or you can watch (or download) free movie trailers and other video content. Find out more about PlayStation®Store, part of PlayStation®Network.
You can also watch additional video content including sports programming and more movie and TV options via access to apps such as Netflix or DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket. Click here to Learn more about the additional Entertainment options on PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network.
Watch the digital videos you've filmed or saved by connecting a compatible USB device, like a digital video camera or storage device, to your PlayStation®3 system.2
We built the PlayStation®3 system with room to spare on its enormous hard disk drive (HDD). So if you have video you want to keep on hand – movies, home videos, whatever – just save it to your PlayStation®3 system along with your games, photos and music.3
Blu-rayTM may be the hottest new technology, but odds are you have a DVD collection you’d still like to watch. So we gave the PS3™ system a built in CD/DVD player. Watch DVDs from your collection4 and upscale your DVD videos to HD quality (up to 1080p)5 for a vibrant HD-quality experience.
It's the 21st century and you can take 3D photos. Flying cars must be just around the corner. Organize and create slideshows of your 3D, panoramic and multi-angle pics with the PlayMemories PlayStation®Network app for your PS3™ system. Use PlayMemories to zoom in and out of your 3D or 2D pics and add soundtracks to your slideshows. If you've got 3D glasses and a 3D TV that supports 3D stereoscopic display, then use PlayMemories to manage all your 3D photos. If not, PlayMemories plays just as nice with 2D images.
Download the PlayMemories application from PlayStation®Store and access it via the Photos icon on your PlayStation®3 system's XMB™ menu.
There’s nothing more irritating than taking an amazing picture, then trying to make out the details on your laptop screen. Zoom, zoom, move things around, figure out that you’re getting way too intimate a look at someone’s nostril, then give up. So store your photos on your PlayStation®3 system and look at them on the big screen.
You’ve probably already got a ton of photos stored somewhere, so just connect a compatible USB device, like the PlayStation®Eye or your digital storage device, with the PlayStation®3 system. Saving and viewing your pics once you’re connected is easy.
Pictures take up a lot of room. Luckily, your PlayStation®3 system has a huge hard disk drive (HDD). So you can store all your games, videos, music and photos without slowing down your PlayStation®3 system and with room to spare.
Set up cool slideshows of your favorite photos. You set the pace and format and the music that goes with each pic. Slideshows are awesome for parties – after your friends gather around to play Guitar Hero® or Rock Band®, they can settle down to look at embarrassing old pictures or your latest trip to Comic-Con.
Customize your PlayStation®3 screen with your favorite photo. Change it as often as you like. If your computer background is an Uncharted 2: Among Thieves™ screenshot and your phone background is your friend’s face after he accidentally shaved off an eyebrow, then surely your PlayStation®3 system’s background should be equally awesome.
All PlayStation®3 systems are already equipped with everything you need to play stereoscopic 3D games. Thanks to the latest firmware update available now, the PS3™ system is the only console on the market that can support full stereoscopic 3D gaming – right from your living room, and at no additional charge.
Stereoscopic 3D allows each eye to see a unique image, so the experience is much more like real-life. Plus, stereoscopic 3D on the PS3™ allows more than one person to watch TV at the same time without having to sit in specific spots.
To play 3D games and watch 3D movies, you’ll need to have a 3D HD TV or 3D Ready HDTV and 3D sync transmitter kit, 3D glasses compatible with your TV, and a High Speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps).
Check out our FAQ for more info about the latest dimension in gaming.
When you watch movies in Blu-ray™ on the PlayStation®3 system, certain phrases come to mind: pristine picture, theater-quality sound, crisp HD action. Blu-ray™ just makes for a better TV experience. And the PlayStation®3 system’s Blu-ray™ technology is built to last; BD-Live (Blu-ray Disc™ Profile 2.0) makes sure you can enjoy the newest entertainment for years to come.
• Highest definition With 1080p resolution, you get the highest definition available today.1
• Theater-quality audio Hear everything how it’s meant to be heard. Up to 7.1 channels of Surround Sound.2
• Huge storage capacity 50 GB BD (5x the storage of today’s DVDs) for the best picture & sound.
• BD-Live (Blu-ray Disc™ Profile 2.0)3 Get even closer to movies with downloadable bonus content, movie-based games and more special features. And you can only experience it with BD-Live.
• Backward compatible Enjoy your existing DVD movie collections on the Blu-ray™ player as well.4 Or, for a vibrant HD-quality experience, upscale your DVDs to HD quality.5