No Console Required: Samsung And Sony Team Up For Playstation Now Service

The ability to play Playstation games has, up until now, always necessitated a Sony Playstation console. With the advent of Playstation Now, the console is no longer required to play some Playstation titles. Sony have collaborated with Samsung to bring the game streaming service, PlayStation Now, to Samsung Smart TVs next year in 2015. The Sony gaming service will be made available in the first half of 2015 beginning with US and Canada.
Visitors to CES 2015 event in Las Vegas are also going to be able to play more than 200 PS3 games directly from the cloud on select Smart TVs at Samsung’s booth during the event.

The gaming service will be accessed from an app, which will be made available via the Samsung Smart TV’s Smart Hub section. And the user also needs a Sony Entertainment Network account and a DualShock 4 wireless gaming controller.

Youngchan Kim, Vice President at Samsung Electronics said of the announcement, “We are excited to collaborate with PlayStation to deliver even more entertainment value to our Smart TV platform. PlayStation Now provides a new dimension to Samsung Smart TVs that consumers have been looking for – blockbuster PS3 games accessed through an intuitive interface that makes it easy to discover and play great gaming experiences.”

Masayasu Ito, Executive Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment added, “Since we first introduced PlayStation Now at CES 2014, our vision has been to open the world of PlayStation to the masses by offering the service on the devices they use every day. Partnering with Samsung is a key step toward realizing this vision, as we can reach a broader audience of consumers who may not own a PlayStation console to show them why gaming with PlayStation is such a unique and amazing experience.”

PlayStation Now game streaming service is already available for Sony Bravia TVs and is currently under Beta mode.