Before we finally bid goodbye to CES 2010 and wait for another year for 2011, here’s one last nice piece of information from the said event. Spotted by Sony Insider during the gig was Sony’s latest take on getting into on-demand video service – a new Sony service dubbed, Qriocity.
Sony Qriocity is bringing home both standard definition and high definition videos to consumers. Â The service will be added as a main icon to the XMB as well as a special button on many Sony remote controls that will come with Sony’s networked TVs and Blu-ray players. Â The Sony Qriocity will prove a great looking interface with rich album art as you enter the store. It’s like an iTunes for Sony’s on-demand video service with options in the main menu for choosing your account, searching, finding new releases, genre and most popular videos.
The service will let you get in by using your PSN account. In addition, the service will allow you to have multiple accounts among family for parents and children with a master account controllin sub accounts to ensure that children are not accessing prohibited internet sites.
Sonny Insider also said that there will hundreds of HD and SD video available once Sony rolled out the service. Â Sony has been working with Walt Disney Pictures, Lionsgate, Warner Brother and many others
No pricing or any other information on how Sony is going to implement this on-demand video service. But we’re pretty sure it’s not going to be something that will not make Sony more money. Â Sony’s Qriocity is still one good new media service to watch out for this year.