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Eye on Demand | May 20, 2018

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News: Lightbox Arrives On PS4

News: Lightbox Arrives On PS4

Lightbox, the New Zealand based online television streaming service bravely taking on the big boys has just launched their own PlayStation 4 app, allowing console owners big-screen access to Lightbox’s range of content for the first time.

Owned by Telecom New Zealand, which in an unelucidated moodswing earlier this year changed its name to Spark, Lightbox launched itself onto the New Zealand streaming world last August. Initially available via browser, iPad, Apple TV, and selected Samsung smart TVs and Android tablets, the NZ$15 per month subscription service is now available on the PlayStation 4 as well.

This makes their PS4 app the first New Zealand based television service to arrive on the new PlayStation, with TVNZ, TV3, Sky NZ (no relation to Sky in UK and Europe) or Quickflix still playing hard-to-find.

Xbox One owners shouldn’t hold their breath though, as Lightbox have an exclusivity contract with Sony for a limited period of time. This won’t affect other non-console devices however.

As for PlayStation 3 owners, Lightbox are planning a launch on the older platform early next year.

Lightbox currently concentrate on television series, but movies are planned for the future. To try out Lightbox, you require a New Zealand residency or a fast VPN to the world’s most remotest country, with Lightbox offering a 30day free trial.