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Music

More ways to enjoy your music

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CDs, digital music, surround sound. It's all here.

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.

Music saved to a USB device

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

Music saved to the HDD

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.

Album details

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.

Playlists

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.

Watch while you listen

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.

7.1 surround sound

There’s no point in playing music unless it sounds good, so experience it all in full 7.1 surround sound.3

Music Unlimited

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.

  1. Supported removable storage media depends on PlayStation®3 system model.
  2. Requires broadband Internet service and a wireless access point or LAN. Certain limitations apply to Wi-Fi connectivity. See the product documentation for details. You’re responsible for Internet service fees.
  3. A device compatible with Linear PCM 7.1 Ch. is required to output 7.1 Ch. audio, supported by Dolby TrueHD or a similar format, from the HDMI OUT connector. This system doesn't support output from the DTS-HD 7.1 Ch. DTS-HD 7.1 Ch. audio is output from a 5.1 or lower channel.

Videos

The best quality video, any way you want it

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PS3™ feature videos

Filmy™

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 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

The best options, the highest quality

Rent or purchase. Downloads or discs. Blu-rayTM or DVD. Watch video however you want.

Blu-ray disc™

Every PlayStation®3 system comes with built-in Blu-rayTM so you can watch new movies and shows on Blu-ray discTM (BD).

Movies & TV series

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
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.

Videos saved to a USB device

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

Videos saved to the HDD

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

DVDs

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.

  1. "HANDYCAM" and the "HANDYCAM" logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. The "Cyber-shot" logo and "Cyber-shot" are trademarks of Sony Corporation. "α" is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
  2. Supported removable storage media depends on PlayStation®3 system model.
  3. Requires broadband Internet service and a wireless access point or LAN. Certain limitations apply to Wi-Fi connectivity. See the product documentation for details. You're responsible for Internet service fees.
  4. Limitation apply. Visit the Knowledge Center for supported disc media supported by the PlayStation®3 system.
  5. DVD upscaling requires current System Software, an HDMI cable and HDMI compatible TV set.

Photos

Your pics are finally ready for the big screen

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PS3™ feature photos

PlayMemories™

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 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.

Create the ultimate digital photo library

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.

Photos saved to a USB device

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.

Photos saved to the HDD

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.

Slideshows

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.

Use as wallpaper

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.

3D Gaming

Games & movies in a whole new dimension

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PS3™ feature 3D gaming


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.

Blu-ray™ Movies

The best possible viewing experience

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Blu-ray™ movies

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.

Blu-ray™ key features:

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

  1. Video output in HD requires cables and an HD-compatible display, both sold separately. Copy-protected Blu-ray™ video discs can only output at 1080p using an HDMI cable connected to a device that is compatible with the HDCP standard. HDMI cable not included. Additional equipment may be required to use the HDMI connector.
  2. A device compatible with Linear PCM 7.1 Ch. is required to output 7.1 Ch. audio, supported by Dolby TrueHD or a similar format, from the HDMI OUT connector. This system does not support output from the DTS-HD 7.1 Ch. DTS-HD 7.1 Ch audio is output from a 5.1 or lower channel.
  3. Requires updated System Software, BD-Live compatible BD. Also requires broadband Internet service and a wireless access point or LAN. Certain limitations apply to Wi-Fi connectivity. See the product documentation for details. You’re responsible for Internet service fees.
  4. Limitation apply. Visit the Knowledge Center for supported disc media supported by the PlayStation®3.
  5. DVD upscaling requires current System Software, an HDMI cable and HDMI compatible TV set. Upscale up to up to 1080p.