Updated 24 February 2017

How to download or stream videos purchased on PlayStation Store to your PC/Mac

In this article you will learn how to download or stream videos purchased on PlayStation Store to your PC/Mac

 
 

To stream your videos to PC or Mac follow these instructions:

  1. Sign in to your account at PlayStation Store.
  2. Go to your [Online ID] > [My Videos].
  3. Click the video of your choice to begin streaming.

*If you rented a movie, it must be watched within 30 days. Once viewing has been started it you must finish viewing the video within 48 hours.

It also cannot be rented again, on any device, during that rental period. You can watch the movie as many times as you want during the 48 hour period unless the 30 day limit is reached within that time frame.

System requirements

Windows

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86 compatible processor or Intel® Atom™ 2.0GHz or faster processor for
    netbooks
  • 32- and 64-bit (unless noted): Microsoft® Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome (recommended)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory
  • Flash 14.0 or later
  • Web connection with 1.5 Mbps download speed or better

High Definition 1080p (HD)

  • Intel Core™ or faster processor
  • Latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome (recommended)
  • 4GB of RAM recommended
  • Web connection with 3.5 Mbps download speed or better

Troubleshooting:

  • If you experience video playback issues such as spontaneous resizing of the video player UI, this could be because you are running outdated display drivers. We recommend that you to check with your device manufacturer that your video drivers are up-to-date.
  • If you see an error message such as "Unable to connect to the server right now"
    this may be because you are behind a web proxy that is blocking the video stream. Please check your web browser proxy settings, if possible disable the proxy, or check with your proxy administrator if any traffic rules could be blocking the video stream.

Streaming PlayStation Video to a second display

Mac

HD streaming to a second display requires HDCP compatibility (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection). OS X is not compatible with HDCP, which means that you cannot stream HD PlayStation Video content to a second screen using Mac.

However, you can view HD PlayStation Video content directly on your Mac and you can stream SD PlayStation Video content to your second display through your Mac web browser. See your device instructions to find out how to connect a second display.

PC

You can connect your PC to another display (your HDTV for example) if you prefer to watch your PlayStation Video content on a larger screen.

You can only stream HD PlayStation Video content via web browser if your PC and second screen meet HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) requirements.

You can check whether your devices meet HDCP requirements by playing this free HD trailer. Follow the instruction below to find out how to use the trailer to test your devices.

  1. Select [Rent] and confirm by clicking [Order & Pay]. Don’t worry, your wallet will not be charged as the cost of the video will show as 0.00.
  2. Securely connect your second display to your PC via HDMI (see your display instructions for details).
  3. Change the Display settings on your PC Control Panel to project your PC content to the second screen (see your PC instructions for details).
  4. Ensure your display is set to the correct HDMI source and that the HDMI is connected to the correct HDMI ports.
  5. Start the trailer from either the purchase confirmation screen in PlayStation Store or go to [My Videos] while signed in to PlayStation Store if you have closed the purchase confirmation screen.
  6. If your computer and/or display do not support HDCP, you will see this  message:

“HD streaming is not available for one of the connected displays. This video will continue in SD”.