PlayStation Now Beta To Launch For Sony Smart TVs On June 30
If you're buying a a select model premium Sony 2014 television, you will be able to access the beta for Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service in a few days.
The news was announced in a press release on the Sony blog, which also discussed a new like of 4K Ultra HD televisions. Sony's PlayStation Now beta has already been running on PlayStation 4 since January 28 and is set to launch on July 31 on PS4. No word on when the service will be formally up and running for televisions.
While the PlayStation Now beta has had some ups and downs - most notably inconsistent and odd pricing structures - I think this television beta actually represents Sony's deeper and more long-term strategy. While console gamers have seen it as an alternative to traditional backwards compatibility, I believe that it's also the company's way of planning for a possible post-console world.