Sony Announces PlayStation Streaming Service, PS Now

Sony unveiled PS Now, a streaming service that will allow gamers to access PlayStation titles on various platforms.

Last week during CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Sony unveiled its streaming gaming service, PS Now.

The cloud-based service allows gamers to access PlayStation titles and stream them across various devices, including the PS4, PS3, PS Vita and select smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. It gives players access to the most recent game updates and lets them play the games anywhere they can log into their Sony Entertainment Network account. However, a PlayStation Dualshock controller is needed, even for those playing on smartphones and tablets. Make sure you have enough bandwidth. Sony estimates users will need at least a 5 mbps connection.

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PS Now

Last week during CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Sony unveiled its streaming gaming service, PS Now.

The cloud-based service allows gamers to access PlayStation titles and stream them across various devices, including the PS4, PS3, PS Vita and select smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. It gives players access to the most recent game updates and lets them play the games anywhere they can log into their Sony Entertainment Network account. However, a PlayStation Dualshock controller is needed, even for those playing on smartphones and tablets. Make sure you have enough bandwidth. Sony estimates users will need at least a 5 mbps connection.

An article on Sony's official website, reads: "We want to offer you choice when it comes to how you want to access content on PS Now, so you will be able to rent by title for specific games you are interested in. We'll also offer a subscription that will enable you to explore a range of titles."

During an interview with GamerFitNation, Sony exec John Koller discussed what games would be coming to the service, saying, "What we're going to do is look at and test as many different types of games as we can. The goal is: let's get as much of the library as we can included."

The beta program for PS Now is expected to roll out later this month, but a definitive launch date has not been announced. It is also unclear how much the subscription model will cost.

 


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