PlayStation Now beta invites are being sent out - did you get in?

Users are being invited to the PlayStation Now beta, with Sony recommending a wired Internet connection that's at least 5Mbps.

Sony has begun distributing the first wave of beta invites for the PlayStation Now, Sony's ambitious cloud streaming platform that hopes to beam PlayStation 3 games into your PS4, Vita, phone, tablet, or even Bravia TV.

Did you get in?

Those who receive the email must accept Sony's beta license agreement, and after doing so the testers will be sent more information about accessing the PlayStation Now beta in the "coming days".

In a copy of the e-mail forwarded to GameSpot, Sony advises that participants of the PlayStation Now beta connect their PlayStation 3 to the Internet via a wired connection, which should be at least 5Mbps.

Sony unveiled PlayStation Now, which will offer Netflix-style subscription options, during a keynote at CES 2014, and opened up beta registrations shortly afterwards. The beta is only available to residents in the US, with the service expected to roll out across America this summer.

Yesterday, a Digital Foundry report stated that PlayStation Now is only currently being planned to stream PlayStation 3 titles, and that PS1/PS2 titles will run on PS4 via local emulation.

For more information on Sony's new cloud streaming service, formerly known as Gaikai, GameSpot has compiled everything we currently know about PlayStation Now.

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Martin Gaston

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theKSMM
theKSMM

This was one of the most exciting aspects of the PlayStation 4 announcement, in my opinion, and I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this service.  I hope I get to beta test it, but if not, then I hope it reaches general availability soon.

David Plumley
David Plumley

Chris, you don't know me so don't assume you do. I believe in rewarding loyalty and was simply answering the question that was posted by GameSpot. This is not a product but a service and more gamers should have the chance to check it out so Sony could see how well it works with a lot of people using it at once so when the service does go live for all there isn't error after error when people try to access it.

Chris Dye
Chris Dye

your probably the one that needs to grow up david all i saw was QQ i spent all this money and didn't get anything special. sounds to me like sony has no need to get you to purchase their products so why waste a spot on a die hard fan. rope in casual players and get them to love the service bringing in my consumers or give it to the hardcore gamers that love the product already and to others that know them really not have that much pull on a product being awesome since you think everything they do is awesome.

Hector Castillo
Hector Castillo

More interested in that PS1 ps2 Emulator. And I hope we can play Japanese imports for PS1 and PS2. Something different they can do and shouldn't be a problem hopefully.

Alex McGlothlen
Alex McGlothlen

More excited for the ps1 & ps2 emulators coming for ps4

Bob Rea
Bob Rea

pretty simple, i don't want to switch between different consoles all of the time? I said i have them all, not have them all hooked up. I'm more likely to play older games if I Can do so on my PS3/4 or vita than I am pulling the old ones out of the closet and hooking them up

Cesar Becerra
Cesar Becerra

If you own them all then why the hell would you want to buy into this seeing as you not only pay for the games but the service as well.

David Plumley
David Plumley

I owned every console but do not still own every console Del. I just find it upsetting that loyal long term customers are not getting invites but younger gen kids are and every gaming site is.

Cesar Becerra
Cesar Becerra

All of a sudden fanboys want to justify this? Haa.

Matt Green
Matt Green

Yeah it's called technological limitations. the architecture of the ps3 is vastly different than the ps4, and games aren't coded to run on it. therefore, to compensate for this limitation they have found a workaround, streaming the games online. Sending data isn't free, thus the fee.

Bob Rea
Bob Rea

Nope. And I own every ps platform as well as pc and other consoles. Figures I'd be a pretty good candidate

Ewen Logan
Ewen Logan

The concept of now is good, but personally I don't want to play ps1 and 2 games and unlike previous generations my ps3 is still active alongside my ps4

Del Scoville
Del Scoville

If you own every console, then you probably won't need it... just saying :) I would still like to play with it though.

hardy5390
hardy5390

Is this for the ps3 console or the ps4 console

Dominique DevilKun Smith
Dominique DevilKun Smith

Money makes the world go around =3 what you expect? They spent millions on this why should It be free? Makes no sense smh. Stop hating on it till you try it out when it releases.

Colin Frazier
Colin Frazier

I feel like they should have sent one to everybody who received one of those free $10 things last year (or was it two years ago?) and owns a PS4.

David Plumley
David Plumley

Sadly no. Apparently owning every home console ever made by Sony and being a long time plus member didn't mean anything to them.

Scott Jones
Scott Jones

Yes but not happy no u tube app you can't play ps3 games when they said they would no flash player.... paying for ps+ and games online are hacked y are we paying for ps+ safety? ??

obsequies
obsequies

no probably because I put in a fake zip code like 90210 though

Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith

Haha so you can't play your ps3 games in your ps4, but you can pay us monthly for us to stream them to you.... Lolololol

Cesar Becerra
Cesar Becerra

The fact that you have to pay for just the service alone serves as a reason to not buy into this at all. There are many other flaws as well and I don't see it improving any time soon.

stillfailing
stillfailing

Please go into detail. Just saying their are flaws doesn't prove anything.

theKSMM
theKSMM

@MonstaTruk How would Sony NOT know that info?  You really think they don't know (a) how long you've been a subscriber and (b) which systems you use to connect to their service?