Updated 09 October 2017

Renting a PlayStation Video

Restrictions and conditions for renting a video.


You can pause and resume playback of a video as many times as you like, but there are some restrictions to consider before you start watching your video.

When renting a video the following restrictions apply, in addition to any and all restrictions included in the Terms of Service at www.playstation.com/legal/PSNTerms.

  • The video must be watched within 30 days of payment.
  • Once viewing has been started you have 24, 48 or 72 hours to finish watching it. This rental period can differ depending on the title. Please refer to the video title detail page to check.
  • 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.
  • If you have begun to download a rented video to a device, you cannot re-download it to any device whether you have begun playback on a downloaded copy or not. You need to rent the video again if you wish to download to another device.
  • If you rent an HD video and download it in SD you will only be able to watch it in SD.
  • Some devices do not support HD playback. To see which devices support HD please see the table above for more information.
  • You can stream a video rented on your PSN account on one device at any one time. If you start playback of any video on a second device, playback on the first device will stop.