PlayStation Now Beta To Launch For Sony Smart TVs On June 30

by Matt Helgeson on Jun 26, 2014 at 03:58 PM

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.

[Source: Sony via IGN]

Our Take:
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.