This is a great way to ensure that the bulk of your PS3 downloads happen during off-peak times, saving your precious peak time data and potentially saving you money
Both Microsoft and Sony have designed their current generation consoles to go online and access a lot more content than can be found in retail stores. Not only do they distribute movies and TV shows, they have content stores where you can download games, themes and other content for your consoles.
Sony has taken this a step further recently thanks to the launch of PlayStation Plus. This is a premium subscription service for PlayStation 3 owners that allows access to a whole lot of extra content and functionality as long as you stay subscribed.
This includes free games, full-game trials, early access to demos, discounted content and a nifty feature called Automatic Download.
Automatic Download is an incredibly handy feature, allowing you to set when the PS3 will turn on and download system updates, game patches and demos. This is a great way to ensure that the bulk of your PS3 downloads happen during off-peak times, saving your precious peak time data and potentially saving you money as well - just set it to 2am and forget.
It will download demos of Sony's choosing, so it isn't a great idea if you have tight download limits, but it is a great way to burn up unused off-peak bandwidth without having to stay up late and manually start things downloading.