PlayStation Now games may differ from, or lack some of the features that can be found in, downloaded or disc-based games.

PlayStation Now Games:

  • Are streamed at a maximum resolution of 720p
  • Are streamed in stereo only. Surround sound is not supported.
  • Do not support user-generated media functionalities.
  • Can only auto-save data to PlayStation Now cloud storage. This allows data to be accessed from any PlayStation Now compatible device.
  • Do not support PlayStation Plus auto-upload to online storage. PlayStation Plus cloud saves can be transferred manually to PS Now, and vice versa, using the Save Data Management functionality on PS4 and Save Data Utility option on PS3.
  • Are not compatible with DLC that is compatible with downloaded or disc-based games. Some PlayStation Now games may include bundled content that was available as DLC for downloaded or disc-based games.
  • Do not provide access to in-game stores.
  • Do not support sharing or recording via Share Play, Broadcast or the Share button while streaming.
  • Do not support optional game components such as PS Camera and/or PSVR.

When playing PlayStation Now games:

  • On a PS3 system, up to four DUALSHOCK3 wireless controllers are compatible. Other peripherals are not supported.
  • On a PS4 system, up to four DUALSHOCK4 wireless controllers are compatible. Other peripherals are not supported. 
  • On a PC, up to two wired DUALSHOCK4 or two wired DUALSHOCK3 controllers are compatible. For the best experience, plug in a DUALSHOCK®4 controller, or use the DUALSHOCK®4 wirelessly with a DUALSHOCK®4 USB Wireless Adapter (sold separately). Some PS4 games require use of a touch pad, which is only available on a DUALSHOCK®4 controller.
  • On a PC, some third party Xinput controllers may work with PS Now, but full compatibility with the service is not guaranteed.  For more details, visit
  • Some companion app functionality may not work as expected.
  • Users may be required to wait to gain access to certain titles during periods of high traffic.
  • The games included in the subscription at any time (and features of each game) are subject to change.
  • For PS Now on PC, minimum PC system requirements (including controller) apply, see for more information.
  • Interface and network features may not be accessible when playing PlayStation Now games. A PlayStation Now streaming menu will allow access to some PlayStation Network features while playing games on PS Now. However, users must use their console, or the PS Messages mobile app for messaging with Friends.
  • If the PS4 is set as a Primary PS4, users age 18+ who are not PS Now subscribers will be able to play PS Now games from the game’s shortcut icon displayed on the PS4 Home Content Launcher.
  • If the PS4 is set as a Primary PS4, users who are not PS Now subscribers will not be able to launch a game via the PS Now application.

These PlayStation Network features will be unavailable when playing PlayStation Now games:

  • The Share button
  • Importing/exporting content
  • Audio/video chat
  • Social media access
  • Party functionality
  • Using controller motion input while using the PS4 keyboard
  • Microphone input
  • Share Play
  • Broadcast
  • PSVR
  • PS Camera