How to Watch Television Shows Using a Playstation 3

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The Playstation 3 gaming console is a revolutionary entertainment device. It enables users to choose from a variety of functions. Not only does the Playstation 3 offer wonderful games, a Blu-Ray player, and internet connectivity, but it also allows users to view television shows over the Playstation Network.

Things You'll Need

  • Playstation 3 with Wireless Controller
  • Internet Connection
  • Turn on your television and also turn on your Playstation 3 by pressing the power button on your wireless controller.

  • Wait for the main Playstation 3 menu to appear and then scroll over to the "Playstation Network" tab.

  • Select the "Playstation Store" option by highlighting it and then pressing the X button.

  • Select the "Video" option at the top of the screen.

  • Select the "Television" option from the menu of video offerings and choose a program to watch from the various options that are offered.

  • Select your program and pay for it if it isn't a free program, then wait for the show to download from the Playstation Network onto the hard drive of your Playstation 3.

  • View the program after it has downloaded by going back to the main menu, selecting the "Video" tab, and then selecting the program and pressing the X button.

Tips & Warnings

  • There are new television program offerings being added to the Playstation Network all the time. If you don't find what you want, check back often to see if it has been added recently.
  • Remember, most of the television programs that are offered on the Playstation Network aren't free and can cost quite a bit. Only download them if you understand the costs and don't download them if you're a minor unless you have permission from your parents.

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