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PlayStation Now Coming To Samsung Smart TV's in 2015

by Andrew Reiner on Dec 23, 2014 at 02:49 PM

Sony Computer Entertainment and Samsung Electronics are partnering to bring game streaming to Smart TV's in the first half of 2015, Sony announced today. The PlayStation Now service, which will allow TV owners to play hundreds of PlayStation 3 games streamed from the cloud, will be an app included in Samsung's Smart Hub. Games will be played using a Dualshock 4 controller, which will be sold separately.

The TV version of PlayStation now allows players to earn in-game trophies, and play online with other players, although it isn't known it they too must be using the TV version or if they can be on a PlayStation 3 or 4. All game saves are uploaded and downloaded from the cloud.

Attendees at CES 2015 will be able to get their hands on the Samsung Smart TVs with PlayStation Now built in. No other details regarding game prices or the library were given at this time.

Our Take
The controller being sold separately will impact the number of people that seriously pursue playing games on their TVs. That said, expanding PlayStation to a wider market that may not be inclined to purchase games is never a bad thing.