PlayStation Now Beta Now Available To PS4 Users In the U.S. and Canada

PlayStation Now Beta Now Available To PS4 Users In the U.S. and Canada (Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Sony’s streaming game service, PlayStation Now, is now available as an open beta to all PS4 users in the U.S. and Canada, announced the company via blog post.

With PS Now, PS4 users can have access to more than 100 PS3 titles available for rent in the PlayStation store, with dozens more expected to be added regularly.

The rental period for games varies from four hours ($2.99) to one week ($5.99), one month ($7.99), or three months ($14.99), with a price reduction of the four hour rentals expected to be reduced to $1.99 in the coming months.

This new service allows players to save games through the cloud, as well as offer support to Trophies, friend lists, and leaderboards. Users will also be able to play online with other PS Now players and players who are playing a downloadable or disc version of the game.

PlayStaion Now’s Senior Director Jack Buser noted that the service will later be available for other devices such as the PS Vita, PS3, and PS TV, though did not offer specific details on dates.

“We’ve heard you loud and clear for an update on a PS Now subscription option and want to reassure you that we are working on it,” says Buser. “We think PS Now represents the next step toward the future of gaming and we’re excited to have the PlayStation Nation come along with us on the beginning of this journey.”

Information on how to access the new service can be seen through Sony’s video walkthrough here.