PlayStation Now

Sony to discontinue 'PS Now' & 'PS Video' apps on most devices

16 Feb 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony’s game streaming service ‘PlayStation Now’ will be discontinued on Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, and PlayStation 3. Sony is also terminating the ‘PlayStation Video’ movie service on most products.

Sony scales back

Sony is scaling back its video and game streaming ambitions to focus on only a few select devices. This will surely come as a disappointment to users who are using a Smart TV to stream games from the PlayStation Now service.

On August 15, 2017, Sony will remove the PlayStation Now app from the following devices:
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV
  • All 2013, 2014, 2015 Sony Bravia TV models
  • All Sony Blu-ray player models
  • All Samsung TV models
  • All 2016 Sony Bravia TV models (on April 1, 2017)

    In the future, PlayStation Now will be available only on PS4 and Windows PC

    PlayStation Now


    - “After thoughtful consideration, we decided to shift our focus and resources to PS4 and Windows PC to further develop and improve the user experience on these two devices. This move puts us in the best position to grow the service even further. If you use any of the above devices, we want to give our heartfelt thanks for your support, and we hope you’ll continue with us. Remember that all of your PS Now cloud game saves can easily be accessed on both PS4 and Windows PC,” Sony wrote.

    Sony is also scaling back its movie streaming ambitions. Movie streaming service ‘PlayStation Video’ (née Video Unlimited) will be discontinued on “selected Sony Bravia TVs and video & audio products released in 2013 and earlier”. You can see the affected models here.

    The decision is disappointing and a little perplexing especially for PlayStation Now that was launched as a cross-device game streaming service.

    - Source: PlayStation (1, 2)



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