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What Is PlayStation Now?

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PlayStation creator Sony has an additional service for gamers on its PlayStation platform.

Cross-console gaming for PS Users

Playstation Now is a game streaming service from Sony Interactive Entertainment that launched on 7th July 2014 at theConsumer Electronic Show. It is a cloud based service which will allows you to play PS3 games on a PS4, PS Vita or PS TV. All of this, on a subscription basis.

Players can also opt not to subscribe and rent games on a by-game basis. It functions in a similar way to Netflix or Spotify, but only for games not for movies, music or TV series.

Requirements

Playstation Now requires internet connection greater than 5 Mbps speed. For a steady connection between 5-12 Mbps, it is recommended to connect your device via Ethernet cable. Sony also suggests suspending other bandwidth intensive services such as other streaming services when using PlayStation Now.

Now offers over 450 titles from the original PlayStation to the PlayStation 3, including PlayStation exclusive titles. It’s a pretty decent number which would impress a gamer’s soul. p

Discontinuation

Sony announced today that it’ll be discontinuing the service on a wide range of platforms – including the PS3, PS Vita, PlayStation TV and all supported smart TV’s and Blu-ray players. They havedecided to shift our focus and resources to PS4 and Windows PC to further develop and improve the user experience on these two devices.

The great selection of games, reasonable price and no storage concerns are the few advantages which attracts the players to go for PlayStation Now.