Here’s some peculiar news for you. Sony announced today that support for their highly touted PlayStation Now streaming service is being removed from a bevy of consoles/ TV models. As of August 19, support for them will be going bye-bye. Some of them might shock you:
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation Vita AND PSTV
- ALL 2013-2015 Sony Bravia TVs
- ALL Sony Blu-Ray models
- ALL Samsung TV models
- 2016 Sony models will lose support on April 1
Brian Dunn explained these dramatic moves:
After thoughtful consideration, we decided to shift our focus and resources to PS4 and Windows PC to further develop and improve the user experience on these two devices. This move puts us in the best position to grow the service even further. If you use any of the above devices, we want to give our heartfelt thanks for your support, and we hope you’ll continue with us. Remember that all of your PS Now cloud game saves can easily be accessed on both PS4 and Windows PC.
I understand PS3 and Vita. I highly doubt anyone is using PS Now on either of those systems or the PSTV. Surprised that they’ve pulled back on the Smart TV support. I’ve seen numerous TVs ads talk about PS Now support on the outside of the box. Sony spent a crapload of money on getting the technology and you would think they need to recoup that investment. But if no one is using it on TVs, better to cut ties than waste more money fooling with it.
I’ve never used PS Now and I don’t see myself using it anytime soon. I would love to know how what kind of profits/ User numbers Sony has with the service. New games join the library each month but I never see anyone talking about it. Everyone wants true Backwards Compatibility similar to what the XB1 is currently doing. Doubt that will ever happen with the PS4.
Have you used PS Now before? Will you in the future? Let us know!