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Qello brings concerts, music films to PS3, soon to PS4 and Vita


Joining the streaming entertainment options on the PlayStation 3 is Qello, a relatively new service that is best described as "Netflix, but for live concerts and films about music."

Available now, Qello offers a deep catalogue of artists, concerts and documentaries, though it lacks a few notable entries: The Band's The Last Waltz, Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary Shine A Light, and even Purple Rain is absent. Still, the number of films on the service is massive, and you should be able to find content from any artist (assuming it isn't your best friend's struggling 2 Live Crew bluegrass cover band).

Like other major streaming services, Qello comes with a subscription fee. PlayStation users are being granted a free 15-day trial of Qello, but after that the service will set you back $5 each month, or $45 for an annual subscription. If you're unsure about plunking down money for Qello, we recommend visiting Qello TV from your web browser. Though Qello TV doesn't allow viewers to choose what they want to see, the free, streaming concert footage it provides should offer a good idea of what Qello is offering PlayStation 3 users.

Qello will soon appear on Sony's Vita handheld as well as the PlayStation 4. There's no word on when these systems might add the concert flick service, though an announcement regarding the Vita iteration of Qello should appear by the end of the year.

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