PlayStation Now is a development by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It’s a platform which allows users to access over 400 games in return for a subscription service and payment which users pay monthly. PlayStation Now is available on PS4 and PC platforms only. The service was originally available on the PlayStation 3 – however, this has since been changed.
If you are playing on the PC, you will still need a Dualshock controller in order to play the games on PS Now. This is because all PS Games are designed in order to co-exist with the controller. You can still play many games without the controller, however, for the best experience, you will need to play with the designated controller which has been designed by PlayStation.
In order to play the PS Now to a great standard, you will also need to have at least 5 Mbps when it comes to your internet speed. You will also need to pay around £16.99 per month in order to play games through the PlayStation Now service.
Cancelling your PS Now membership
If you’re unhappy with your PS Now subscription, you can cancel it in easy steps! Firstly, log into your PlayStation Network account online with a PC or laptop. Once you have done this, you will see this screen:
Clicking on “Media” will allow you to view what you are subscribed to, along with other services. Once you have located the PlayStation Now Service, simply click on it. Once you have done this, you will see a Cancel button. This may also arise as the “Cancel Automatic Renewal” button. Clicking this will cancel any further payments towards you PS Now subscription. If you have recently cancelled this service, you will still be able to play games with PS Now up until your next month’s payment is due. This will give you a lot more time to play your favourite games before having to pay another instalment.
If you are cancelling via your PlayStation 4, you can cancel by heading to your dashboard and then to your settings tab. From here, select your account and follow the same instructions as above. Once you have scrolled to your media tab, you will be able to see the PS Now tab. In order to cancel this service from PlayStation, simply click on the PS Now icon and click off your auto-renewal. This will stop the payments for the PS Now service from being taken from your account. Until the next date in which you are due to pay, you will be able to play all the games on the PS Now service until you are no longer paying.
Once you have cancelled your membership with PlayStation for your PS Now service, you will no longer be able to play the games in which you could play when paying for PS Now. You may also lose any progress you have made on games played through the PS Now service.
How to sign up for PS Now
Subscribing to PS Now is different for both PC users and PS4 users. Below are the ways to which you can subscribe to the service on both platform:
PS Now for PS4:
- Head to the PlayStation Store from your dashboard. From here, scroll to the PS Now tab and select Start Free Trial. For the first 7 days, you will receive the PS Now subscription for free.
- If you have used up your free trial, you can select Join Now in order to fully subscribe to the service.
PS Now for PC
- Before joining PS Now, you will need to download the dedicated PS Now app for your computer.
- Once you have done this, sign in
- Then, connect a controller to a USB connection
- From here you can play to your heart’s content
More about PS Now
The PS Now was announced back in 2014, with games included with the development including The Last of Us, God of War, Ascension, and Beyond: Two Souls. The release was a hit and has since has been a huge part of gaming with Sony and PlayStation users specifically.
PlayStation is a brand which is owned by Sony Entertainment. The brand is
a gaming service which can be played both online and offline. There are also ways in which you can play PlayStation games on a PC, handheld device and other consoles. PlayStation has been in operation since 1994. The original PS1 console was replaced by the PlayStation 2 in 2000, which is currently the best selling console to date. In 2006, the PlayStation 3 was released, closely followed by the PlayStation 4 in 2013. The PS4 sold over 1 million consoles within its first hour of release, making it the fastest selling console in the history of gaming.
Following the release of the PlayStation 4, PlayStation released the PSP (PlayStation Portable). The Vita was the successor of the PSP and is a handheld console which can play a range of specific games.
In July 2013, PlayStation released the PlayStation Network. Similar to XBOX Live, the PSN Network allows users to stream videos, download and buy games, and play multiplayer games with their friends on an online platform. The PSN costs £40 per year and includes a range of services from the PlayStation network.
With PlayStation, you will find an array of the most up to date games for amazing prices. Some of the top classed games for the console include The Last of Us and Horizon Zero Dawn. In order to find the best deals for you and yorur console, head to your PlayStation store app, which can be found on the PlayStation dashboard on your console. From here, you can browse through a range of games for amazing prices. If you would like, you can browse through games which were originally made for consoles such as the PS2 and the PS3. This means that you can relive your childhood and play your games to your heart’s content.
You can also buy games for your PS4 console at stores such as HMV and retailers who stock games and consoles for leading UK gamers, such as ASDA, Tesco and stores such as That’s Entertainment.