PS3 Media player Showtime to be renamed to Movian

Written by Tech84 on February 25, 2015

PS3 developer and creator of the popular PS3 media player Showtime, Andreas Öman, has issued a statement that his popular PS3 media player will be renamed to Movian.

PS3 Media player Showtime to be renamed to Movian

Showtime is a popular PS3 media player for PS3 CFW users, especially as its always bundled with every Multiman installation and has since proved to be a better option than the native PS3 media player. Allowing users to play more types of media files the the native player on the PS3 does not support.

Andreas Öman, however notes that the main reason for the name change is because the name “Showtime” is already a registered trademark in the US by a big TV network HBO, and since he plans to launch the App on various app stores in the future, the name change seems like a very good decision to avoid confusion and any possible trademark claims.

The old website now automatically redirects you to the new homepage with the new name

Here is the full statement released by Andreas on the official website’s blog:

I have decided to give this project a new name. This was not an easy decision but still a necessary one.

The new name will be Movian

The reasons for this is mainly that the name Showtime is used by a big US TV network. Thus it is currently hard to find Showtime by just googling it. Also, as I plan to release Showtime in various app stores in near future it may result in naming conflicts or even rejections.

The transition will be gradual with changes both to the application itself and this website which will eventually be migrated into

Hopefully it should be as transparent and painless as possible for the users.

More updates will follow as the migration continues.

You can follow Movian’s Twitter account at

Andreas – Project leader


 Posted in Multiman, PS3 Homebrew,

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