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Renting a PlayStation Video

With PlayStation Video you have the choice to either buy1 or rent videos. Both options are generally available in High Definition or Standard Definition, plus 3D content is also sometimes available2.

When renting a video the following restrictions apply, in addition to any and all restrictions included in the Terms of Use:

  • When you decide to rent a video it is streamed or downloaded directly to your device.
  • The movie must be watched within 30 days of payment.
  • Once viewing has been started you have 24, 48 hours or 72 hours to finish watching it. This rental period can differ depending on the title. Please refer to the video detail page for each given title.
  • You can pause, stop and start your video as often as you like during the rental period (24, 48 or 72 hours, depending on the title) unless the 30 day limit is reached within that time.
  • You can start playback on one Sony device and later resume playback on a different Sony device – unless you download the rented video in which case it is bound to that device and you can no longer watch it (stream or download) on any other device. For more information on switching between devices please see the following FAQ below.
  • Once playback has started it cannot be rented on that account again until the end of the current rental period (24, 48 or 72 hours from start of playback. Rental periods depend on the title. Please refer to the video detail page for each given title).
  • If you rent an HD video and download it in SD you will only be able to watch it in SD.

The record of this rental is saved to your account and can be viewed under your Transaction History by visiting SEN Account Management on a PC.

1 Purchasing videos is only available from select devices. Please see the table above for more information.
2 You can only play 3D videos on your PlayStation 3, select Blu-ray Disc Players and select BRAVIA models

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