Samsung has announced that its range of Smart TVs will receive support for Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service beginning next year. The service will only be offered in the U.S. and Canada initially with other markets hopefully receiving support later in 2015.
This will essentially allow customers to enjoy over 200 PlayStation 3 games on their Smart TV without actually having to get the console from Sony. The games will be played directly from the cloud, so there will be heavy reliance on Sony’s servers which have been a little wonky of late. This service is currently being offered on Sony televisions as a Beta feature.
We’re guessing Sony will charge a fee for this service although the company hasn’t provided details on that yet. As a prerequisite, customers will need a Sony Entertainment Network account and a decent internet connection at home (at least 5MBps). Users will get an actual console like experience with PlayStation Now as they can win in-game trophies and other rewards as they progress along the games, just like in the console.
Samsung will reportedly show off the functioning of PlayStation Now on its Smart TVs during the CES 2015 event which kicks off in a couple of weeks from now.
Via: Sam Mobile