Sony Computer Entertainment announced with a press release that starting today PlayStation Now will be available on select Samsung Smart TVs.
cool, I will check my TV in my bedroom to see if it works.
Awesome. Let us know how it works!
There was me thinking it was launching on PS4 in EU :( boooooo! lol
Yeah, I rather they roll that out instead. Have to say, I made an UK account and signed up for the beta test, it's working nicely already.
Here's an idea Sony for your struggling TV and phone business. MAKE a line that's cheaper like Samsung, or partner w/ Verizon etc., and the you could put it on your own TV'S and phones, along with Vue and whatever.
This is pretty big.
Revolutionary indeed. I just really hope remote play doesn't become the norm in the future. It would alienate a lot of users outside of main markets.
I think it will fail, unless the subscription is much cheaper.
I think that Sony would lower the price of the subscription before they allowed it to fail. Whats more, it may already be a success. We really can only speculate.
Sony will balance the price according to penetration. It's one thing catering to an audience of 110m (PS3+PS4+Vita) and it's another catering for an audience of billions ... Yes, I said billions (TVs, Blu-rays, consoles, handhelds, phones, laptops and pads). Even IF the pricing puts a lot of 'casuals' off, a much smaller percentage of a billion is worth a lot more than a respectable percentage of 110m.
Fair enough. We shall see how it plays out. They have to drop that price though and have a heavy dose of casual games. I really see Nintendo as having the best chance of pulling something like this off. PS and Xbox? Not so much. I don't see many core gamers going this route, so casuals have to be the market. If it is much cheaper, I can actually see it doing much better on portables, an some core gamers have it for when they feel to pull up an old game or 2. But price and casual content is king with this types of services.
This is a great move from Sony. Samsung TV's are very popular and to offer a streaming game service like PSNow for these TV's is a great idea.
Sony should launch PS Now on any smart device that's capable of streaming.
I think that's the plan. Slowly but surely they'll get there! :)
Yes that is the plan. They said they will launch it on PS4, PS3, PSVITA, Smart TV, Smartphones, Tablets etc.. They said it in January 2014 if I am not mistaken. Just like you said, they will basically launch it on any device that is capable of streaming.
Who will honestly own this TV with a Dualshock 3 or 4 lying around without a PS3 or PS4
That isn't the point nor the angle for this type of service. The point is too sell this service as an alternative to buying a console (buy a month when ever you want/when something worth playing comes along or rent a game every so often) The big challenge is how they will sell it. Bundling controllers with future TV sets will work but they also need to make a big TV advert push. Sell it as a console alternative but the entry price is the controller not a fully fledged system. It isn't about having a controller lying around. Same when this service appears on phones
....... That's his point.
Sony and big tv advert push don't really go together unfortunately. I've always felt they could be doing much better on the advertising side of things.
That's my point. I really don't see many people with the TV and other PS Now compatible devices willing to buy the controller but not the console.
I can imagine for someone who already owns a smart TV of this type in they really just want the service all they have to do is buy a DS4 instead of a PS3 or a PS4. That's a lot cheaper than buying a console and I'm sure some people will bite onto it.
Anybody who's really that interested in using the PS Now app on their TV would most likely buy a PS3. There's not a huge audience of casual gamers who'd keep subscribing to the service but not actually go out and buy the console. If this audience did exist then PS TV sales would eclipse Vita hardware.
You forget that the ps tv had glaring flaws , like not carrying services like Netflix ... It made it a tv device without much in the way of media playing , and pretty much a tv adapters for vita games . This here is different , finding a pad is cheap and it's one more extra feature for a tv , and for instances where a console could be dead or not purchased yet
Extremely smart of Sony. If they can continue pushing the service to other TV brands, it will lead to more users and a bigger and better library. Plus, it will only be financially beneficial for Sony in the long run.
Thats actually pretty cool. You can now play a shirt session anywhere you are, well, as long as there is a controller (and a capable tv)
Come on MS get Vizio & LG on board to introduce your streaming service and if you don't have one buy Gamefly and partner with Amazon also so as to go big. get that done and I will gladly pay the sub fee.
This is a historic event, as always, Sony innovating. I'm glad average joe gamers who happen to have a Samsung Smart TV can get to enjoy some of PS3's amazing library. With PS Now being on 3rd party devices, Sony's turn-around to profitability is more sure than ever. Job well done Kaz and co.
I thought PS Now was worthless. It was too expensive and lacked games and the streaming quality wouldn't be good I thought. I was wrong. I just finished my free week trial (I got a 3 month subscription today) so my son could stream games when he is at my office. I have been streaming Ratchet and Clank A Crack in Time and Last of Us to my Vita at my office. It is awesome. So much better than I thought. I had no interest in playing old games I already own, but being able to stream them to my ofc on my Vita is a game changer. The only problem is i frequently get the message, "Your game did not work as expected. Please try again." That is annoying, but other than that it is awesome. It could be HUGE if Sony actually advertises it, adds more games, and reduces the price some. I expect Sony to announce a bunch of new games added to Now at E3. They should release all their first party games from the PS1 to PS3, with some Vita and PSP games too.
Sweet. Maybe my bedroom tv will get this. Now if they can just get Remote Play to work with my PS4 on TVs with just an app.
I bet the Morpheus will be compatible with PC's too. Its the only way not to become just another device without support the more broaded it is, the likely it won't get abandon.
When is Sony gonna bring the PS Now subscription service to the PS Vita? Nobody is trying to pay to rent 1 game.
Um, it's on Vita.
PS Now is on Vita, but not the subscription service, only the rental service.
Anyone know if LG is going to get this? I have a PS3,PS4 and Vita but I would like to try it on a non-Sony device.
This is where ps now impresses me!
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