PlayStation Now Service Ending For PS Vita, PS3 And Other Devices

Today Sony announced that it will be discontinuing the service on a wide range of platforms, including the PS3, PS Vita, PlayStation TV, and all supported smart TVs and Blu-ray players.

If you do not wish to continue your subscription, please keep in mind to disable auto-renewal in your account settings so that your subscription ends by April 1, 2017 on 2016 Sony Bravia TVs, and August 15, 2017 on all other devices. These progressions will become effective on August 15.

Additionally, 2016 models of Sony Bravia TVs will be discontinued on April 1, 2017.

Over on the European PlayStation Blog, Sony said you have until March 15 to sign up to PlayStation Now through the affected devices. This gives you a chance to stream several PS3 games. The service is currently available on several platforms, but now Sony has alerted its fans that soon you'll only be able to access PlayStation Now from either a PC or PlayStation 4 console.

Put simply, Sony has dropped PlayStation Now support for everything but the PS4 and PC, but says that the decision was made in order to put itself "best position to grow the service even further", rather than to reduce support for PlayStation Now overall.

PlayStation Now arrived for PC users last August.

Unfortunately for the Japanese giant, it seems as if the uptake hasn't been great on devices beyond the PS4 and PC.

Playstation has said that the reason they're stopping support for older devices is so that they can enhance the user experience on current-gen platforms. Being a cloud-based administration, it's indistinct what supporting those stages kept it from having the capacity to do.

  • Arturo Norris