PlayStation Now Open Beta Out for PS Vita & PlayStation TV, App Download Required

October 14, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Joining the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, the PlayStation Now open beta is available for both PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV owners in “much of the mainland U.S. and Canada.”

To access the open beta and stream over 150 PS3 games, you’ll need to download the PlayStation Now app from the PlayStation Store (United States, Canada), with the file size sitting around 50MB. For a smooth experience with PS Now, Sony recommends a “steady broadband connection greater than 5Mbps.”

PS Now Director Marketing Peter Jamshidi outlined Sony’s vision for PlayStation Now, which makes no mention of PS1 or PS2 games:

Our vision for PS Now is to make it possible for more people than ever to have quick and easy access to PS3 games, making it as easy to stream these games as it is to stream TV, movies, and music.

PS Vita is an important part of that vision, as you’ll be able to rent a game on one device, like PS4, then continue playing on your PS Vita or vice versa. That’s possible because of our cloud technology, which lets you play select PS3 games from our library of over 150 PS Now titles including God of War: Ascension on both a home console and a handheld device without the need for game downloads, installs, or patches.

If you’re looking to buy the newly released PlayStation TV, it costs $99.99 as a standalone, or you can get a bundle for $139.99 that also comes with a DualShock 3, 8GB memory card, and The LEGO Movie Videogame (Walmart’s exclusive bundle adds Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time).

Will you be trying out the PlayStation Now open beta through your Vita today?

[Source: PS Blog]