Looking forward to the VidZone service from Sony? GameSpot had the chance to try out the new service before general release (see below). In short, the service will only support SD content and will only allow you to stream content (you won’t be able to save any videos to the hard drive). The service will be free and will be supported through advertising. You will find various advertising banners throughout the application. You will be able to launch the VidZone service directly from the XMB under the [Music] menu.
The service will initially be available in a selected countries, including the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Australia. The interface looks slick and easy to use. According to GameSpot, the videos only take a few seconds to buffer (depending on your Internet connection) and then play seamlessly. The service will be launching this summer – we’ll bring you an update when an official date has been announced.