Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment has announced a major change to the PlaySta­tion Store, con­firm­ing on Tues­day that it’s remov­ing the abil­i­ty to rent or pur­chase TV show and movies. This change will go into effect on August 31st, 2021.

The head of Video Busi­ness for the PlaySta­tion Store, Vanes­sa Bee, said the change comes in response to the growth from sub­scrip­tions and ad-sup­port­ed ser­vices instead of direct pur­chas­ing or rentals.

We’ve seen tremen­dous growth from PlaySta­tion fans using sub­scrip­tion-based and ad-based enter­tain­ment stream­ing ser­vices on our con­soles. With this shift in cus­tomer behav­ior, we have decid­ed to no longer offer movie and TV pur­chas­es and rentals through PlaySta­tion Store as of August 31, 2021,” Lee said.

All of the con­tent that was already pur­chased or rent­ed from the PlaySta­tion Store for PS4, PS5 and mobile will remain avail­able to you after the adjustment. 

We thank our fans for their con­tin­ued sup­port, and we look for­ward to fur­ther enhanc­ing the enter­tain­ment expe­ri­ence on PlaySta­tion,” Lee said.