Updated 01 October 2019

Downloading PlayStation Now games on PS4

Find out how to download PS Now games on PS4 and how to manage save data between PS Now streamed games and downloaded PS Now games on PS4.

Which PS Now games can be downloaded?

As you browse through the games on PlayStation Now, you’ll see a new tag in the game preview section telling you if the game is downloadable. Select the game tile and then the download button to start your download.

  • You can download as many games as you like, depending on available PS4 system storage space.
  • When playing a downloaded game, you’ll need to connect to PSN at least once a week to allow us to validate your PlayStation Now subscription and maintain access to the game.
  • Save 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 PS Now games?

You can access a downloaded PS Now game via the PS Now app or directly from your PS4 system Library:

  • PS Now app: Open the app > [Browse Games] > select the game > [Start Game].
  • PS4 Library: Open the Library > [Games] > select the game to start.
 
 

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

Yes. You can stream games that you’ve downloaded by launching them through the PS Now app on 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 PS 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. However, should you re-subscribe to PlayStation Now or purchase the game from PlayStation Store, you’ll be able to use your purchased DLC and add-on content again

 
 

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

As with all games downloaded from PlayStation Store or installed via disc, games accessed via PS Now will allow you to use any peripherals that the game supports.