After a long wait it is now here, Playstation Now is available on PC! PS Now is a streaming service allowing you to play hundreds of Playstation 3 titles on your desktop PC. The service has been around for a while, available to run on PS4, PS Vita and a selection of Sony Bravia TVs but at long last the service has been launched for Windows. The question has been asked for some months as to whether the platform would ever be available for a Windows PC and last month it was finally launched. Yes, you can now get Playstation Now on PC! The Playstation Now service is subscription based with a monthly fee of £12.99 in the UK for using the software.
Playstation Now on PC
Best PC Controllers to Be Used with PSNow
The following game controllers can be used with the PSNow package.
|XBOX 360 Controller||Microsoft||30 ft Range|
|XBOX 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver||Microsoft||Connect Multiple XBOX 360 Controllers to PC|
|Steam Controller||Steam||Official controller of Steam OS|
|Nintendo Wii Remote||Nintendo||Perfect for Wii Emulators|
|Arcade Joystick for PC||Mayflash||Perfect for Arcade Emulators|
PSNow on PC Details
Playstation Now on Windows PC has extremely low system requirements as all of the game processing is done at Sony’s end and only the output is streamed back to the user. This is a fantastic concept as it means that those old desktops and laptops that are not capable of playing the latest PC titles can play PS3 games in stunning resolutions. All you need is a PS4 controller or similar and you can give these older devices a new lease of life.
As the PS3 games are streamed it means that there is no disk space required for each title and the only install you ever need to do is of the PS Now application. The PC Now service is also extremely portable. Because everything is delivered from the Sony backend you could be playing a game on your laptop and then pick up from where you left off on a friend’s Bravia TV by logging into your PS Now account.
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The PlayStation 3 has only been superseded by PS4 for a few years so the titles available are still fairly new with great graphics. The bulk of the titles on offer have all the functionality they had on the PS3 including online multiplayer support. The PS Now software allows you to create favourites lists so that you can short list the games you want to play and have them readily available to you whenever you sign in to PS Now. Playstation Now on Windows PC is a cloud based product and has been designed to be easy use and available to you whenever and wherever you want to play.
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Playstation Now on PC System Requirements
Sony recommends the following specification for Playstation Now on Windows PC:
Operating System: Windows 7 or Higher
CPU: Intel Core I3 or Higher
Sound Card: Any Windows Compatible
Controller: PS4, PS3 or XInput Compatible PC Controller
*** Being an online service a stable internet connection is essential.
PS Now Compatibility
At present there are over 300 games available to customers with the PS Now Game list expanding every month. PS Now has some of the biggest PlayStation 3 titles including the Bioshock trilogy, Unchartered and Devil May Cry 4. For the full PS Now Catalogue visit: PS Now Games
In terms of controller support for PS Now so recommend that you use a PS4 controller with their own wireless adaptor connected to your PC but the service will support most PC controllers that use XInput. This includes XBOX 360 controllers that most of us use on our HTPC media centres.
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Playstation Now on Windows PC Price
In the UK the PS Now service costs just £12.99 per month which is a fantastic price when you consider the volume and quality of games on offer here. You can also opt in to a free 7 day PS Now trial. This requires setting up automatic payments so if you only want the trail you must cancel before the trial ends.
PS Now Kodi Integration
Since the launch of PS Now for Windows PC many have asked the question: “Can PS Now be added to Kodi?” or any other HTPC Media Centre software for that matter and the answer is yes. As yet there are no purpose built plugins that we are aware of that can do this task but like any other application PS Now can be called upon using the Advanced Launcher plugin. This will be covered on HMP in a separate post. Time to get your subscription of Playstation Now on PC!
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