Redbox Instant and TuneIn Radio arrive for the PlayStation 3
Microsoft’s Xbox One may be dominating the home entertainment landscape with its bevy of third-party applications, but Sony isn’t letting the company horde all of the best entertainment applications. Today, the company announced two new entertainment apps coming to its ecosystem, Redbox Instant Streaming and TuneIn Radio.
Redbox Instant Streaming matches its Xbox 360-based counterpart. Users can rent movies from their PlayStation without having to head to their local Redbox kiosk. Sony’s post on the subject does indicate that its users will have exclusive access to a playlist feature that collects and groups movies with similar themes. Users can sign up for Redbox’s flat monthly service through the application as well.
TuneIn works exactly as users might expect. Through the application PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita users get access to livestreams from traditional radio states tree of charge. It’s the accessibility of this application that will sting the most for Microsoft users. Although users do have access to TuneIn-rival iHeartRadio, they don’t have access to a native TuneIn app. TuneIn’s library of live radio streams completely eclipses that of iHeartRadio.
Sony says users can expect the PlayStation Vita version of TuneIn to arrive sometime next week. PlayStation 3 users can download its version of TuneIn today.