PlayStation Now Game Streaming Subscription is Now Available in the UK

By Gerald Lynch on at

The quality of PlayStation Now game streaming caught me by surprise when I took it for a test back in the summer. Unexpectedly smooth, with relatively sharp visuals and low input lag, it was far more playable than I expected it to be. My main concern was the service's pricing, letting you rent games over two or 30 day stretches for between £3 and £10. Thankfully, Sony's adding another option in the UK today – an all-you-can eat game streaming subscription for £12.99 a month.

It's a model that's been available in the US since the start of the year, so it's good at least to see we haven't been overlooked entirely. Giving access to the PlayStation Now streaming library in its entirety, it'll be particularly good value for those that skipped out on the PS3 generation, given that its titles make up the bulk of those on offer. A seven day free trial is available for anyone that wants to check if their broadband connection is up to the fairly demanding task of streaming the games without a stutter, too.

Though still an "open beta" according to Sony, you'll be able to activate the subscription on a variety of Sony devices, from the PS3 and PS4 consoles to compatible Bravia TVs and Blu-ray players. [Sony]