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    PlayStation Now, Everything you need to know!

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    What is that PlayStation Now? How much does PS Now cost? What games are available on PS Now? In this guide, we aim to answer all the curiosities about PS Now, the service PlayStation 4 which allows you to stream and download a wide variety of games for a fixed monthly fee. It has been available for a while in some countries (North America and the UK to name a few) and is about to make its debut in Italy. A public beta is scheduled for early February. Here is everything you need to know about the service.



    What is PlayStation Now?

    PlayStation Now è a subscription service available on PlayStation 4 which allows members to stream a library of over 500 games. PS Now uses Cloud technology to allow you to play via streaming, which means that games are accessed directly from Sony servers and nothing is stored on the console. However, if you prefer, you can download certain titles directly to the console.

    Quanto costa PlayStation Now?

    PlayStation Now requires a subscription to access the game library, similar to how other media subscriptions, such as Netflix, work. The monthly subscription costs € 14,99 while the annual subscription costs € 99,99.


    Can I try PlayStation Now before signing up?

    Yes. You can try PlayStation Now without purchasing a subscription through a seven day free trial. However, you need to enter your payment information before you can take advantage of the trial period.

    What games are available on PlayStation Now?

    PlayStation Now offers hundreds of games, including titles for previous Sony consoles up to PlayStation 4. They range from exclusives and blockbusters to indie games and family experiences. There are so many and it would be difficult to list them here, but you can take a look at the titles available on PS Now on the official PlayStation page.


    What games can be downloaded from PlayStation Now?

    You can download many games directly to your PlayStation 4. This includes PS4 and PlayStation 2 games, but not PlayStation 3 games.

    How often is PS Now content updated?

    Sony with the PS Now service will try to counter the excellent service offered by Microsoft, or Xbox Game Pass. Unlike the Redmond giant, the Japanese house will likely aim to update the service frequently. Sony will add about twenty games every two to three months, but should the service actually expand and succeed, the frequency of updates could increase.

    Which devices support PlayStation Now?

    PlayStation Now can be accessed on PlayStation 4 and any Windows PC or laptop. To use PS Now on your computer, it is required il download dell’app PlayStation Now, which can be found here.

    Come si accede a PlayStation Now su PlayStation 4?

    To access the service you need to create an Account.

    PS Now on PlayStation 4

    • Log into the PlayStation Store from the PlayStation 4 home screen, scroll down to the PlayStation Now tab and select the subscription you want to subscribe (1 month or yearly) to get your seven day free trial. After completing the transaction, you will have unlimited access to the service's game library
    • If you have already used the seven free days, buy your favorite subscription directly. To browse the available games, select “Subscription”> “Launch app”> “All games”. The PS Now app will now be added to the home screen.
    • From the PS Now app you can choose one of the available games and stream them, or choose from hundreds of PlayStation 4 games and download them to the HDD. If you decide to download a game, it will be available from the home screen, as is usually the case with all other games.
    • Alternatively, choose a game and select "My List" to add it to the titles to be played later.

    PS Now per Windows PC



    • To stream PS Now games to PC, a dedicated app is required. The game download option is not available on the PC version of PS Now.
    • Once the relevant application is installed, you can select one of the available subscriptions or start the free trial period.
    • Connect a DUALSHOCK 4 controller to start playing. The connection can be made either via USB or via Sony's proprietary USB wireless adapter. Compatible third-party controllers can also be used.

    Here are the PC requirements needed to make the most of PS Now:

    Minimum requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • CPU: Intel Core i3 2.0GHz
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Disk space: 300MB

    Recommended Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • CPU: Intel Core i3 3.5GHz / AMD A10 (o superiore)
    • RAM: 2GB (or higher)
    • Disk space: 300MB

    Can the subscription be canceled?

    Yes, the PS Now subscription can be canceled at any time. Remember that if you click on "Order & Pay" the automatic withdrawal function will be activated. In this way, when the service has to renew, it will automatically withdraw the amount from the payment method set as default on your account. To prevent this from happening, go to your account settings and disable the automatic withdrawal of funds.

    Is a PlayStation Plus subscription required to enjoy online multiplayer on PlayStation Now?

    No, the two services are completely separate. This means that you don't need PS Plus to use PS Now and you can enjoy online multiplayer without necessarily signing up for a PS Plus subscription.



    What is the bandwidth speed required to take advantage of the service?

    Since games will be streamed through Sony's servers, you'll need a fast and reliable internet connection to play smoothly. A broadband connection (possibly wired) with a minimum speed of 5 Mbps.

    The faster the broadband speed, the smoother the games will play, so in reality we recommend a connection of at least 10 Mbps to be on the safe side.

    If you are unsure how fast your internet connection is, there are a number of websites that monitor your broadband speed, such as Speedtest.net, which will test your broadband connection and give you the results in real time. .

    If you don't hit 5 Mbps, PS Now won't be for you, but if you want to consider switching broadband providers, check out our best round of broadband deals.

    How do I save data when playing games on PlayStation Now?

    While playing games via PS Now, the save data will be stored directly in the Cloud. This allows you to log into other PlayStation 4 consoles or your PC and continue playing.

    Where is PlayStation Now available?

    PS Now is currently only available in some countries. Here is a list of where PlayStation Now can be accessed:

    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Canada
    • France
    • Germany
    • Ireland
    • Japan
    • Luxembourg
    • Switzerland
    • Netherlands
    • UK
    • United States of America

    The service will soon undergo public beta tests in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

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