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PlayStation Now Lets You Play PS4 Games on a PC

Dave Parrack 14-03-2017

Sony has announced that it’s expanding the PlayStation Now library to include PS4 games for the first time. This move, which looks to be a direct response to the Xbox Games Pass Microsoft Launches Xbox Game Pass for Hardcore Gamers Microsoft is launching a new subscription service called Xbox Game Pass. This Netflix for games offers those willing to pay the monthly fee access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles. Read More , means you’ll be able to stream PlayStation 4 games on a PS4 and/or PC with a single PS Now subscription.


PlayStation Now is a cloud gaming service that lets you stream games to your PlayStation 4 or Windows PC. There are over 400 games currently available to play, but until now only PS3 games have been available. That means no PS1, PS2, or PS4 games. However, that’s now changing.

PlayStation Now Gets an Upgrade

In a PlayStation Blog post, Sony has announced that PS4 games are coming to PlayStation Now later this year. Details are very thin on the ground, but existing PlayStation Now subscribers can expect to be invited to a private test taking place “in the next few weeks”.

What we do know is that some PlayStation 4 Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Review Is the PS4 Pro such a big improvement that it's worth upgrading, or just a failed experiment? Let's find out. Read More titles will be added to the PS Now library. Which means PS Now users will be able to stream PS4 games on their PS4 or PC without ever having to download them. It should go without saying that a stable and speedy (at least 5Mbps) internet connection is a prerequisite.

PlayStation Now currently costs $20-per-month for unlimited streaming of the games in the library. However, Sony hasn’t yet said whether the service will stay at that price point or whether it will increase to cover the costs of the new additions (and upgraded servers).

It should be noted that Sony is scaling PlayStation 4 back so that it only works on the PS4 and Windows PCs. After August 15, 2017, PlayStation Now will no longer work on the PS3, PS Vita, PlayStation TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Sony Bravia TVs, or Sony Blu-ray players.


What About the Xbox Game Pass?

Adding PlayStation 4 games to PS Now is good news if you have ever wanted to play PS4 games on a PC PlayStation Now on PC: Is It Worth It? Sony's PS Now game streaming service is available for Windows PCs! But is it worth the subscription price for PC gamers? Here's what you'll get! Read More . It’s also good news for existing PlayStation Now subscribers who will gain access to newer titles. However, the Xbox Game Pass still looks to be a better proposition, especially for anyone who doesn’t have a solid internet connection.

Do you currently subscribe to PlayStation Now? If so, how do you feel about PS4 games being added to PlayStation Now? If not, will the addition of PS4 games make you more likely to subscribe to PlayStation Now? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Trevor phillips
    March 28, 2017 at 7:47 am

    To be honest I love playstation now it's worth the subscription I get to play games I've never heard of and underrated ones. Ps4 games would be great! but if I was Sony I would start out with games that came out around the time the console did and work their way up from that point. Even if they scrapt that idea and just made it wear if you bought the game than it gets added to you PS now library in your personal ps4 games library. Yes I think you should have a PS now subscription because it's still streaming from the cloud, or they can have it where if you pay for a member ship than you can play ps3 games, if you have a Platinum member ship which would be what ever "extra cost they wanna put" than you can play ps3 and ps4 games. Wishfully thinking I guess