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Video Unlimited Usage Restrictions

Video Unlimited is subject to a few restrictions depending on whether you have rented or purchased your video, which device you would like to use and the definition of your video (3D, HD or SD).

Video Unlimited compatible devices

You may only download or stream Video Unlimited videos to devices that are activated on your SEN account. You cannot copy videos to any device that is not listed below.

You may activate a number of devices to play video up to the limits detailed below:

  • One (1) PS4™ as your 'Primary PS4' and one (1) other as a secondary PS4™.
  • One (1) PS3™.
  • Any combination of three (3) portable PlayStation systems (PSP, PlayStation®TV or PlayStation®Vita) and Xperia™ mobile devices.
  • Two (2) PCs with Media Go installed for downloads unlimited for streaming.
  • Any number of BRAVIA®TVs, Sony home entertainment systems and Sony blu-ray players.

Video Unlimited video format compatibility

Some videos may be available for download or stream only or may not be available in all formats.

PlayStation®Store may allow you to rent or purchase a video to download or stream to another device later. When doing so, please make sure that you purchase or rent the right format for the device that you want to view the video on, as we do not provide a refunds in line with the store cancellation policy. Compatibility is shown on the product detail screen. However, the following rules apply in general:

  • PS4™

Rental & Purchase - Stream in HD (1080p) or SD

  • PS3™

Rental - Download in HD (1080p), SD or 3D. Stream in HD (900p) or SD.  

Purchase – Download in HD (1080p), SD or 3D. Stream in HD (900p) or SD.       

  • PlayStation®Vita

Rental & Purchase - Download in SD

  • PlayStation®TV

Rental & Purchase - Download in SD

  • PSP

Rental & Purchase - Download in SD

  • Sony Tablet

Rental & Purchase - Download or Stream in SD

  • PC

Rental & Purchase  - Download or Stream in SD

  • Xperia smartphone

Rental & Purchase - Download or Stream in SD

How long you have to stream or view videos

Rented videos
You have 30 days from the date of rental to watch it. Once you have started viewing a rented video:

  • You have 48 hours within which to finish watching it (provided the 30 day rental period is not reached).
  • You will need to continue using the same method (streaming or download) to finish watching it.
  • Transferring rented content to another device and deactivating and activating devices does not extend the rental period.

Purchased videos
You can watch a purchased video as many times as you like, although there are a couple of restrictions:

  • You can only watch the video on a compatible device, which is activated on your Sony Entertainment Network account.
  • In exceptional circumstances, we may have to remove a video from PlayStation®Store and Sony Entertainment Network Store. This may occur, for instance, where we are requested to remove a video by the owner/licensor of its content or by a video ratings body. In these circumstances, videos that you have purchased may become unavailable to download and stream from your library, PlayStation®Store and Sony Entertainment Network Store. This will not affect purchased videos that you have downloaded and not deleted from your device. As a result, you should download purchased videos immediately after purchase to all compatible, activated devices on which you would like to keep a copy.

Viewing rented videos

Streaming

Once you have started to stream a rented video:

  • You can stop playback and continue streaming on another compatible activated device.
  • You cannot stream it to more than one device at any one time.
  • You cannot download the video to any compatible activated device.

Before you have started to stream a rented video

  • You may download it to compatible activated device.

Downloading

When you download a video:

  • You may download it to another compatible, activated device before you start playback (please see Re-downloading, below).
  • If you download a rented video to a device and start playback you cannot download or stream it to another device without renting it again after the 48 hour viewing period is over.
  • If you have started streaming the video you cannot download it to any compatible activated device.

Re-downloading

Whether you can re-download your rented video to another device depends on whether you have begun to watch your video or not.

  • If you have started playback on a streamed or downloaded video you cannot download it to another device.
  • If you have not started playback on a downloaded video you may re-download it to another compatible, activated device, subject to title and network availability.
  • Once you have re-downloaded a rented video to another device it will only be available on the device you have downloaded it to. The original copy on the first device will be erased.

Viewing purchased videos

Streaming

You may stream purchased videos to activated devices compatible with streaming the video format as many times as you like, subject to title and network availability.

Downloading and re-downloading

You may download and re-download purchased videos to all of your compatible activated devices as many times as you like, subject to title and network availability.