The PlayStation Now Streaming Service Is Being Shut Down On Everything But PS4 And PC

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Sony are closing down the PlayStation Now service on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV, all Sony Bravia TV models, all Sony Blu-ray player models, and all Samsung TV models, meaning the service will only be available on PS4 and PC.

“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,” reads a blog post.

Whilst I can understand shutting the service down on TVs and Blu-ray players, removing it from Vita and PS3 seems a little odd, although both consoles are well past their prime now. The affected devices will lose the service on 15th August 2017.

Source: PS Blog

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4 Comments

  1. All of this will be down to usage.

    TV/Bluray – I guess noone used it. Its a niche product for them and not the most straightforward, so not worth the development effort.
    PS3 – why stream the same games that you can buy?
    Vita – low sales anyway, definitely seems like it didn’t get used much.

    • Agreed. Definitely makes sense.

    • Easy way to increase server capacity.

  2. Wasn’t it the service where you could stream the game you have on your TV but if you only have the disc or to certain devices(Listed in the article?) if so, are they really surprised that *gasp* no-one really used it?

    As for PS3, Vita, there are still people using it. I’m still using the PS3, granted, off line and I am hoping that they do not shut down access to PSN on it(store, mainly) as that would be a slap in the face. That and I have no intention on ditching. I may grab a slim PS3 with a larger harddrive. Mine is a phat 80gb and over 7 years old now.

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