Sony seems to be cementing the PlayStation 3 as a leader in home entertainment, with the local arm of the company adding SBS On Demand’s streaming TV service to the platform, provided free for users.

Available from today, owners of the Sony PS3 will be given free access to the programs available on SBS On Demand’s catch-up TV service.

“We are dedicated to providing our PlayStation customers more content and choice in the way they choose to access and consume it,” said Michael Ephraim, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia’s Managing Director. “We know from other TV on demand roll-outs on PS3 in Australia there is great appetite for the trial, uptake and customer appreciation of the convenience of new online entertainment delivery methods.”

The PS3 isn’t the first console to grab access to SBS On Demand, as the service was added to the Xbox 360 in December last year. An Xbox Live Gold membership was required to access SBS On Demand here, a requirement that would cost users money.