Sony reveals first wave of PlayStation Now streaming TVs
When Sony announced PlayStation Now back at CES 2014 – and revealed that the game-streaming system would be available to upcoming smart TVs as well as consoles – the latter part of the news sounded almost too good to be true.
The ability to rent and play PS3 games like The Last of Us without a PS3, instead streaming them live – and lag-free – from the cloud directly to a telly? Amazing – and now we know which of Sony’s 2014 TVs will support the feature.
The flagship XBR-950B screen is among the PlayStation Now-compatible range
The nine models, all of which are 4K-compatible, start the 49in XBR-X850B (US$2,100) and range up to the 85in XBR-X950B (US$25,000). Sadly, PlayStation Now is a US-only feature for the time being, meaning that the models won’t support streaming elsewhere.
As well as a compatible TV, gamers will also need at least a 5Mbps internet connection and a DualShock 3 controller.