PlayStation Now open beta arrives in the UK

Good news for anyone that wants to stream classic PS3 games over the internet

PlayStation Now, Sony’s pioneering game streaming service, is finally available in the UK.

From today, UK residents with a PS4, PS3, selected Sony Bravia TV or selected Sony Blu-ray player will be able to rent and play a number of titles direct from their internet-connected device. Obviously, if you’re playing through a TV or Blu-ray player, you’ll need to invest in a controller as well.

Games are priced between £2.99 and £7.99, and you can rent for a period of 48 hours or 30 days. Titles available during the beta include Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, The Last of Us, God of War: Ascension, BioShock Infinite, Dead Space 3 and Mirror’s Edge.

Sony says the beta went live on the consoles at 11am, and will be available on TVs and Blu-ray players at 4pm. I had to restart my PS4 to get the service to appear, so if you fire up your console only to find no PS Now option in sight, give that a try. We’ll be giving the service a proper trial as soon as we can, so look out for an in-depth hands-on review in the next day or two.

Sony has also announced that anyone who purchases a selected Bravia 4K TV model between now and 31st August will be able to claim a free DualShock 4 controller and free 30-day rental of six PS Now games. The TVs in question are the X83, X85, S85, X90 and X94 series.