Sony Refreshes VidZone Music Streaming

  • VidZone revamped
  • Free download
  • Social integration

Sony Computer is presenting a new look for VidZone  – the free music video streaming service for the PS3 in an attempt to make it more user friendly.

From today VidZone’s new interface will provide users with an improved, seamless and simple music experience, claims Sony. The navigation has been updated to make it easier to find, discover and enjoy 1000s of music videos in full-screen quality.

VidZone users can still search for their favourites amongst more than 40,000 music videos from major labels and independents, compile custom play-lists and browse VidZone’s suggested playlists or the service’s TV channels for uninterrupted play. In addition to a new look, navigating VidZone has been changed with the additions of Zones, My Zone V:Mix and social network connectivity

Artists are already getting involved and have curated their own playlists full of music they love.  Access the VIP Zone to check out playlists from artists including LMFAO, Blink 182, The Saturdays, Professor Green, Snow Patrol, Big Sean, Pixie Lott and more. Like any other Zone users can access these, check out the videos on offer, and add them to their own My Zone for easy access at any time.

New features include:

Zones: Instead of browsing through  videos, users can go to a Zone that suits them most. Zones categorise music videos by genre or theme and direct users to the type of videos they want to see the most – Rock Zone, Pop Zone, Hip-Hop Zone, Party Zone or Live Zone are just a few examples.

My Zone: Create a customised experience with the new My Zone feature.  Users can add their favourite playlists or TV channels and start building a library of only the music videos they love the most – then jump straight into the content from the VidZone home screen.

V-Mix: This playlist generator will play music videos by artists similar to what the user is watching at that time.

Social Connectivity: With Facebook integration users can share all their recommendations with their friends and with a few clicks they can invite PSN friends to join them in VidZone.

Optimised Search: Completely updated, VidZone now offers up-front shortcuts to the most popular content, as well as a redesigned search function including ‘similar artist’ functionality. New progressive search displays results of artists/videos by typing a few letters. The more letters typed, the more defined the search.

To utilise the service, users download the free VidZone application from PlayStationStore, or if you’ve done that already –boot up the application from the XMB.