P2P Network Being Intergrated Into PS3 Home

According to an unnamed source, we have received word that Sony has developed a Peer to Peer (P2P) file sharing network that will allow users to seamlessly watch and share movies. There won't be any hassles to deal with involving the use of the network. The system works on the premise that one simply downloads the specific file and the movie will automatically begin playing. Also, the same source tells us that this service has the full support of Hollywood. To expand on this network, we've heard that they're planning to integrate the service into "Home", Sony's new online avatar-driven platform. Creating this service and offering it within "Home" would only further Sony's attempts at offering the ultimate multi-media experience. As of now, this is only a rumor, we'll have to wait till Sony openly confirms this.

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SmokeyMcBear4128d ago

holy schmoly, that sounds cool

DrRage774128d ago (Edited 4128d ago )

a p2p network for a gaming console? hmm, seems awefully familiar...oh yeah, it is the thing that sony fanboys have been ripping on microsoft when it comes to having a p2p network for it's online gaming community. but as usual, i am sure that you fanboys will somehow put a positive spin on this and say that you guys always thought a p2p network was the way to go and that sony is being "innovative" lol......

can't wait to find out how they are going to integrate the dedicated game servers with the p2p networks for use on Home. doesn't seem very organized or well-thought basically you can be online, but still not be able to talk to friends if one is playing a game, and the other is hanging around in the Home lobby

SmokeyMcBear4128d ago

so wait.. it one of your friends on xbox live has downloaded a tv show.. you can connect to his xbox and download it and watch it. Or even better if he as some videos on his hard drive, user created, and all of his friends can connect to his xbox and all watch the video.. thats pretty sweet, i didnt know that 360 users could do that.. sounds pretty sweet to me. Thats the cool thing about it rage.. you don't have to worry about creating the network, unless they are paying you.. just enjoy what they have created... FOR FREE

techie4128d ago

Well somebody didn't read. Dedicated servers for games remain. This is p2p for sharing of movie files...please read before commenting.

Kyur4ThePain4128d ago (Edited 4128d ago )

You just made me snot beer through my nose...thanks for the laugh.
The wheel is spinning but the hamster's dead!

HandShandy4128d ago

News to me.

At least on the PS3 version you wont have to PAY to access it. That's right Xbots, keep PAYING for a service everyone on PS3s and PCs gets for free!

dalectrics4128d ago

You think they'll do free Hollywood movie releases...

Haha dream on - you're going to get rinsed for every penny/cent you own

fenderputty4128d ago (Edited 4128d ago )

for downloading something off of a friends system? I could imagine getting charged to stream newly released Sony Films but, not on p2p.

I want to know how they're going to avoid copyright infringement suits.

Satanas4128d ago

Hm, is this that pop-in-a-Blu-ray-watch-it-with -your-buddies-via-Home feature? I recall it being mentioned a while back.

It'd be cool for homebrew stuff too.

fenderputty4128d ago

data is stored on the HDD. Correct me if I'm wrong but, I thought the P2P network would enable users to share files stored on the HD?

Satanas4128d ago (Edited 4128d ago )

I honestly do not know, I just recall hearing about said feature (watching movies in real time, whether on the HDD or not I am uncertain) in a preview for Home.

However, I do recall hearing Blu-ray... although it is likely that the feature I'm referring to is unrelated to this P2P network.

Either way, this should be interesting.

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