Save and transfer PlayStation™Now progress

Save and transfer PlayStation™Now progress

Find out how to save games when playing PS Now on PS5, PS4 or PC and how to transfer saves between streamed and downloaded PS Now games.

 

How do PlayStation Now saves work?

PS Now saved data works differently depending on whether you are streaming or playing a downloaded game.

If you are streaming a PS Now game, the saved data will be stored within the PlayStation Now application. You can pick up your stream on another device and continue your game without taking any other steps.

If you are playing a downloaded PS Now game, the save data will be saved to your PS5™ or PS4™ console storage.

Playstation®Plus cloud storage acts as a middle ground between the two save types. Saved data is not automatically transferred between streamed and downloaded games. Transfer saved data from your streamed PS Now game to your downloaded PS Now game (or vice versa) to continue where you left off.

1. Upload PS Now saved data to cloud storage

First, upload your saved data to PlayStation Plus cloud storage:

Streamed PS Now game
  1. Start streaming the game > press the PS button > Application Saved Data Management.
  2. Select Saved Data on PS Now > Copy to Online Storage.
Downloaded PS Now game

PS5

  1. Go to Settings > Games/Apps and Saved Data. 
  2. Select Saved Data (PS4). 
  3. Select Console Storage and select a PS Now game > Upload to Cloud Storage.
  1. Highlight the game in Library > press the options button > Upload/Download Saved Data
  2. Select the saved data and select Upload.

2. Download saved data from cloud storage

Once the PS Now save file is in cloud storage, download it from the cloud on another device to carry on playing:

Streamed PS Now game
  1. Start streaming the game > press the PS button > Application Saved Data Management
  2. Select Saved Data in Online Storage > Copy to PS Now
Downloaded PS Now game

PS5

  1. Go to Settings > Games/Apps and Saved Data.
  2. Select Saved Data (PS4). 
  3. Select Cloud Storage and select a PS Now game > Download to Console Storage.
  1. Highlight the application in Library > press the options button > Upload/Download Saved Data.

  2. Select the game saved data and select Download.

For more information, please visit the PS Plus cloud storage guide.

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