Sony has finally announced the service that will enable PlayStation 4 users play PS3 games on their PS4 console. The new streaming games service called PlayStation Now (a.k.a PS Now) will enable users stream games from their PS3 library via Sony’s cloud technology on their PS4, PS3, PS Vita as well as US models 2014 Sony Bravia TVs.
PlayStation Now will eventually expand to other internet connected devices allowing game play across multiple devices.
PlayStation Now enables you stream games similar to the way you stream movies. The games are stored in the cloud (Sony’s Servers), so you can access them from anywhere via the internet. You can be playing a game on one device, pause for awhile and pickup where you left off on a different device.
To play a game on PlayStation Now, you rent it for a fee or you can buy a subscription to gain access to a couple of games.
PlayStation Now will first launch on the PS4 and PS3 consoles followed by the PlayStation Vita before coming to US models 2014 Sony Bravia TVs and other Sony devices. It will eventually be available on other popular internet enabled devices.
PlayStation Now will launch this Summer in the United States, but the Beta program begins end of January in the US.