A few weeks ago, a Sony filed a trademark for a new service dubbed Qriocity. We now know that Qriocity is Sony’s first attempt at bringing PlayStation Network ID services to other Sony products including network enabled Bravia HDTVs, VAIO PCs, and Sony’s upcoming line of Blu-Ray players. Sony announced at this years CES that it would be bringing the PSN ID service to other Sony devices.
Qriocity is Sony’s upcoming Video on Demand service offered through various Sony electronics such as network-enabled Bravia HDTVs or as the below video shows, Sony’s upcoming Blu-Ray player the BDP-S370. The service, tests your internet connections and gives you a “bandwidth optimized” version of the the movie you are looking to stream. Your “wallet” is shared between your Qriocity and PSN accounts, making purchasing movies easier.
Sony haven’t announced any release dates yet, but service is set to roll out this February with “hundreds of titles available at launch.” Qriocity will make use of the PlayStation Network ID system to sign in, which each HDTV, or Blu-Ray player supporting multiple PSN accounts for different levels of access for different age groups.