When Sony first announced PlayStation Now, they mentioned the possibilities for devices outside of the PlayStation family and it looks like that is becoming a reality sooner rather than later. Starting next year in 2015, some Samsung Smart TVs will be getting PlayStation Now as a feature. Through the power of the internet, users will be able to digitally stream hundreds PlayStation 3 games directly to their TV via the cloud. All you’ll need to play them is a Dualshock 4 controller, according to Sony. Of course, you’ll need to buy the controller separately.
Everything from online play, trophy support, and cloud saves will be supported. At CES 2015, attendees will be able to test out the service on select Samsung Smart TVs, but not other details have been announced as of yet.
While this is a great move to broaden access to PlayStation games and hopefully bring in more revenue, I can’t help but feel like this is focusing on the wrong ideas first. Rather than improving stability, increasing the variety of games and platforms, or restructuring the pricing, Sony is instead shoving PlayStation Now onto more platforms before it works properly for the original market. Perhaps more updates will shed new light on this service in more details soon, but as of now, PlayStation Now seems like it’s struggling to find its own identity.