PlayStation Now Games Available On Samsung TVs for Streaming
For the first time ever, Sony’s PlayStation games can be played on non-Sony devices, the company confirmed. Samsung smart TVs in both the US and Canada will be the first to get Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service, to offer PlayStation content.
To get your hands on certain PlayStation games without needing a console at all, you just need to visit the Samsung’s Smart Hub app store. Along with the app, you will need a DualShock 4 controller to control the games. Samsung TVs owners will get the bundle of standard features that include trophies, online multiplayer, and cloud-based game saves.
PlayStation Now authorizes player to access more than 100 PlayStation 3 releases. Initially, users could only get the games by paying rent. But know they can subscribe for $20 a month or $45 for three months to get unlimited games, without having to worry about paying for units. The subscription is optional though.
Sony has been planning to venture in Cloud gaming for quite a period. It made major development with 2012 acquisition of Gaikai. Its the technology from the acquired company that Sony wants to leverage pursuit of a leadership role in Cloud gaming.
Sony first rolled out PlayStation Now for PS4. In May service was launched for PS3 as well. The aforesaid game streaming service is available on multiple devices. These include game consoles, Vita, PlayStation TV, and select Sony TVs and Blu-ray players.
According to the news source, nothing can be said regarding devices that will possibly be made compatible with the service in the future.