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Stream and download PlayStation Now games

How are PS Now games streamed?

PS Now games are streamed from our servers over your internet connection*, just like streaming a movie. This means you won’t have to download anything to your PS4 or PC and the entire game library is immediately available for you to play as and when you want.

*PS Now games are streamed at a maximum resolution of 720p. Streamed games are available in stereo only and surround sound is not supported.

How do I save a streamed game?

Streamed games auto-save data to PlayStation Now cloud storage, which allows data to be accessed from any PlayStation Now compatible device. Saved game data is not automatically transferred between games installed on your local PS4 system and streaming games launched on PlayStation Now.

PS Now does not support PlayStation Plus auto-upload to online storage. PlayStation Plus cloud saves can be transferred manually to PlayStation Now, and vice versa, using the Save Data Management functionality on PS4 and Save Data Utility option on PS3 games.

Which PS Now games can be downloaded?

Hundreds of PS4 games are available to download to your PS4, with more being added every month. As you browse through the games on PlayStation Now, you’ll see a new tag in the game preview section at the top telling you if the game is downloadable.

  • 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 Windows or macOS computers.

How do I download PS Now games?

Once you have subscribed to the service, downloading your favourite PS Now titles is simple:

  1. Open PS Now > [Browse Games] and open the game you want to download.
  2. A tag within the Game preview section will show if the game download is available and the size of the download file.
  3. Select [Download] and wait for the download to complete.

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