After a couple of rumours, we can officially confirm that PlayStation Now, Sony’s video game streaming service, will be heading to PC. Sony will be rolling out a PlayStation Now app across Europe and America over the next few months.
PlayStation Now is a platform that lets users stream a selection of games to their devices and play them without a dedicated console. The service currently has over 400 titles in its library, and with the new addition to PC support, we are sure that this number will increase.
Along with the announcement of PC support, Sony revealed a USB Bluetooth dongle, which will make playing PlayStation Now, much easier. The dongle will retail for $24,99 (about R350) and will let you connect your DualShock 4 to your PC without wires. The adapter will work across PlayStation PC and Mac apps and even the Remote Play app has been updated with support.
Although we do not have PlayStation Now support in SA, we hope that this move by Sony is a sign that it plans on rolling out the service in more territories. This however also relies on a heavy internet connection, as 5Mbps is recommended to use the service. As for the PS Now app, the minimum requirements are below.
- Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10.
- 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster.
- 300 MB or more; 2 GB or more of RAM.
- Sound card; USB port.