GO!VIEW launches for Sony PSP
The partnership between Sony and Sky to bring films and TV content to the Sony PSP games console has come to fruition. The site where people can register and subscribe to the package of their choice is www.goview.tv.
The service relies on the use of a Windows XP or Vista computer to download the material to, and then transfer it to the Sony PSP using a USB cable. Currently one months free access to a £10 subscription is available. This provides you with access to Entertainment, Sports and Comedy content. One channel normally on its own costs £5 per month, two is £8 and all three is £10 per month. Films and other content have a price of around £2.50 to £3.50 for each download.
The file sizes are around 500MB for one hours content, with an 8GB Memory Stick Duo Pro holding around 16 hours of content. So for households where someone is making heavy use of one of the subscription packages they may find their broadband usage rising quickly, so check that your broadband package is suitable (for example has no excess usage charges that you are not aware of).
The inclusion of a free one month trial is nice so people can get a taste for whether they want to continue with the service, but if you don't want to pay the ongoing fees remember to cancel before the end of the free period as your credit card details are taken at the start of the free trial.