Download PlayStation™Now games on PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4

Download PlayStation™Now games on PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4

Find out how to download PlayStation Now games on PS5™ and PS4™ consoles, and how to manage saved data between streamed and downloaded PS Now games.

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How to download PlayStation Now games on PS5 and PS4

As you browse through the PlayStation Now games, you’ll see a tag in the game preview section telling you if the game is downloadable. To download an eligible game, select the game and select Download.

  • You can download as many games as you like, depending on available system storage space. 
  • When playing a downloaded game, you’ll need to connect to PlayStation™Network at least once a week to allow us to validate your PlayStation Now subscription and maintain access to the game. 
  • Saved data is not automatically transferred between streamed and downloaded PS Now games. 
  • This feature is not available for PS Now on PC.

Where can I find my downloaded PlayStation Now games?

You can access a downloaded PS Now game via the PS Now app or directly from your game library:

  • PS Now app
    Open the app > Browse Games > select the game > Start Game.

  • PS5 Library
    Go to your Games home > Game Library > PlayStation Now > select the game to start.

  • PS4 Library
    Go to Library > Games > select the game to start.

Can I stream PlayStation Now games that I’ve downloaded?

Yes. You can stream games that you’ve downloaded by launching them through the PS Now app on PS5, PS4 or PC. To keep your existing game progress, you’ll need to transfer your latest saved game data from your downloaded game to the PS Now streaming service.

How do DLC and add-ons work with downloaded PS Now games?

You can purchase and use any DLC and add-on content from the PlayStation™Store with games downloaded from PlayStation Now. If your PlayStation Now subscription expires, you’ll lose access to both the downloaded game and any DLC or add-on content associated with it. Re-subscribe to PlayStation Now or purchase the game to be able to use the DLC and add-on content.

Can I use PS VR or other peripherals with games downloaded from PS Now?

Games downloaded via PS Now will allow you to use any peripherals that the game supports.

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