Sony will use the power of the Internet "cloud" to engage its customers in a new way that the company hopes will create a sense of awe in their experience of Sony products, CEO Kasuo Hirai said during a keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Tuesday.
During the keynote, Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, took the stage briefly to make the two biggest announcements of the keynote: Sony's plans to offer a new streaming game service and cloud-based TV service via the company's popular PlayStation 4 game console.… Read more
PlayTube looks at first glance like another YouTube client, but it offers a handful of added features that others don't, most notably cached-offline playback. This feature, perfect for long plane rides or entertaining young children, is implemented well and combined with other high value YouTube features makes for a solid app experience.
In PlayTube you can browse top videos, search by videos, channels or playlists, or log in to your YouTube account and access your own subscriptions, history, favorites, and playlists. You can also upload directly from the app as you would from the standard YouTube app. The added … Read more
Sony has sold more than 4.2 million PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, the company announced Tuesday at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Andrew House, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said the PS4 launch was the largest console launch ever with Sony selling 2.1 million consoles in the first two weeks. That figure grew to 4.2 million units as of December 28, he boasted at Sony's keynote event.
Sony unveiled its PlayStation Now streaming game service and a new cloud-based TV service during a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
The new streaming game service will provide instant access to games from previous versions of products including those for the PlayStation 3 and PS2. Even non-console owners will be able to access it on TVs, phones, tablets, promised Andrew House, group CEO for Sony Computer Entertainment.
A closed beta will begin in the US at the end of January, with a full rollout this summer.
Also at CES on Tuesday, Sony said … Read more
In a year full of star-studded CES keynotes, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai is as big a name as any.
While it's not clear exactly what Hirai will talk about during his Tuesday morning keynote, it's a sure bet the company's PlayStation 4 will be a centerpiece, as will Sony's wide range of TVs and other consumer electronics.
One possibility is a discussion of mixing content and hardware, and the Wall Street Journal reported that Hirai may unveil a streaming service for the PS4.
Join CNET at 8:30 a.m. PT Tuesday for our live coverage … Read more
It's no secret that Android smartphones are on the rise, having eclipsed Apple's mighty iPhone in terms of total market share. But there are more reasons for Android fans to cheer. First, Google's buyout of Motorola is finally beginning to bear tasty fruit, in the form of sweet devices such as the Moto X and insanely affordable Moto G. … Read more
Apple has iTunes, Google has Play, and never the twain shall meet, right? Especially when it comes to sharing videos between the two platforms.
Surprise, surprise: If you've purchased a movie or TV show from the Google Play store, it's actually possible to view it on your iOS device -- no jailbreaking or other hoop-jumping required. Here's how:
Step 1: Install the YouTube app on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
Step 2: Run the app and sign into your YouTube account (which is the same as your Google/Gmail account).
Step 3: Tap the menu button … Read more
Historically -- or at least at the six CES shows I've attended so far -- the big show hasn't been the best platform for video games. Sure, there's usually a presence of third-party console accessory manufacturers and a fair amount of impressive PC gaming hardware, but 2014 might make some serious gaming headlines.
We already know that Valve's SteamOS platform is going to be making a major showing at CES 2014, so we're anticipating Steam Machines (or SteamBoxes) not just from Valve, but from a bevy of third-party PC makers as well. The biggest news … Read more