PlayStation Now has been in Open Beta for North America for a while now, but Sony has announced that it is expanding the Open Beta to the UK as well. Previously, only the Closed Beta was available for users in the UK.
In order to use the PlayStation Now feature, users will have to have a compatible device (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, select compatible Sony Blu-ray players and Sony Bravia TVs), a Dual Shock 4/3 controller, and a recommended 5 Mbps connection.
The Open Beta app for PlayStation Now will be downloadable for those in the regions that support it. Currently, games can be streamed for a fee from two to thirty days, with prices ranging from £2.99 to £7.99, depending on the length of the stream-window.
PlayStation Now is a cloud-based system implemented by Sony to ‘stream’ videogames on their devices. This is considered as an alternative method to backwards compatibility for the PlayStation 4, although available games within the PlayStation Now feature can be streamed on other specific Sony electronic devices as well.