Getting started with PlayStation Plus

What you need to know about the new PlayStation Plus memberships and features.

Choose your membership plan

PlayStation Plus offers three membership plans packed with benefits and games to level up your play.

PlayStation Plus Premium

Enjoy all the core PlayStation Plus benefits, hundreds of games in the Game Catalog, and premium benefits like game trials, cloud streaming, and the Classics Catalog.

Cloud Streaming requires minimum internet speed of 5mbps (15 mbps for 1080p).

PlayStation Plus Extra

Get all the great benefits included in the PlayStation Plus Essential plan, as well as access to the Game Catalog, featuring hundreds of games to download and explore.

PlayStation Plus Essential

Enjoy all the core PlayStation Plus benefits: join your friends in online multiplayer matches, add new games to your collection every month, save at PlayStation Store and more.  

What you need

PlayStation Plus is available on PS4 and PS5 consoles, as well as cloud streaming on PC for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers. 

You’ll need an account for PlayStation Network with a payment method linked to your account, and a broadband internet connection (we recommend 5mbps or higher).

When you join, you’ll have instant access to the latest monthly games from the PlayStation Plus Essential plan, and the entire Game Catalog if you’re an Extra or Premium member. PlayStation Plus Premium members can also access the Classics Catalog and choose to stream any of the games in the Game Catalog and Classics Catalog rather than download*.

*Certain games may not be available to stream.

Cloud streaming 

Want to try out select games from the PlayStation Plus catalogs without waiting for them to download?

With a PlayStation Plus Premium membership, you can choose to stream a wide selection of titles from the Classics Catalog and many PS4 games from the Game Catalog direct to your PS4 or PS5 console or PC without the waiting time or HDD space needed to download games.

Cloud Streaming requires minimum internet speed of 5mbps (15 mbps for 1080p).

PlayStation Plus on PC

PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers can stream and play PS4 games* from the Games Catalog and select titles from the Classics Catalog on any compatible PC, via the free app. 

*Certain PS4 games in Game Catalog may not be available to stream.

You'll need:

  • A PlayStation Network account with registered payment details
  • A DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller or other compatible controller
  • An active PlayStation Plus Premium subscription
  • An active broadband connection (we recommend 5 Mbps or higher)
  • To be aged 18 or older

Minimum Specs

  • Windows 10
  • Core i3 2.0 GHz
  • 300 MB of available storage
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port

Recommended Specs

  • Windows 10
  • 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster
  • 300 MB or more of available storage
  • 2 GB or more of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port

Frequently asked questions

PlayStation Plus now has three subscription plans with tiered pricing and features, letting you choose the plan that matches the way you play.

The PlayStation Plus features you know – like online multiplayer, monthly games and exclusive discounts – now make up the PlayStation Plus Essential membership plan. We’ve added a Game Catalog of PS4 and PS5 games to download as part of the PlayStation Plus Extra plan, while PlayStation Plus Premium gives you the Classics Catalog, limited-time trials for a selection of new games from PlayStation Store, and the option to stream select games from the Game Catalog and Classics Catalog to a your PS4 or PS5 console or to your PC.

PlayStation Now has merged with PlayStation Plus, and all features of PlayStation Now including a game library of hundreds of games to download or stream on-demand, are now part of the new PlayStation Plus service.

If you were previously a PlayStation Now subscriber, you will be migrated into the new PlayStation Plus Premium Plan, retaining access to the features and benefits you paid for with your PlayStation Now subscription. If you were previously subscribed to both PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now, you will now have a single membership with a recurring payment date and price for your PlayStation Plus Premium membership.

You can purchase a new subscription that will start when your existing plan ends – so if you’re eligible for an unmissable deal on a PlayStation Plus membership, you can take advantage of the special price and keep your membership active for longer. The new membership period will begin as soon as your current plan ends.

To upgrade your membership plan to PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium, you just need to purchase a membership at that level. You will pay a pro-rated fee to bring your payments to the level of your new plan for the remainder of the paid membership period.

To change from your current plan to a lower tier plan, sign-in to the account settings page for your account for PlayStation Network and choose the Subscriptions tab to manage your PlayStation Plus membership plan. Your membership will continue on a lower tier plan after the next payment date.

Yes, all supported game modes will be available to you as they would with any other version of that game. Certain older titles may no longer support online play.

PlayStation Plus Premium members can choose to stream any PS4 game from the Games Catalog and any game from the Classics Catalog on PS4 and PS5 consoles. PS4 games from the Games Catalog and the entire Classics Catalog can be streamed on PC. 

To stream games to your PS4, PS5, or PC, you need a broadband internet connection of at least 5Mbps. To stream in 1080p resolution, you must choose a game that supports it and have a broadband internet connection of at least 15Mbps.

To stream to PC you’ll also need the free PC app, available here.

Visit PlayStation Store on your console, on the web here or on the PlayStation app and choose ‘Redeem codes’ from the menu. To input the gift card number.

You can also add funds to your PlayStation Network wallet with a cash amount card and use those funds to purchase a membership.

Remember that recurring membership fees are charged automatically by default. This means your registered payment method will be charged until the membership is cancelled. You can cancel at any time. When cancelled, your membership will expire at the end of the period for which you’ve already paid. This will stop future payments of membership fees. 

1Classics and Game Trials available only to Premium subscribers. Game library varies over time and tier. PlayStation Plus is subject to a recurring subscription fee taken automatically until cancellation. Terms apply: play.st/psplus-usageterms

Availability of Classics, Game Trials and Game Catalog varies over time and plan.  

PS Plus is an ongoing subscription with a recurring subscription fee which is charged automatically (at the then current PS Store price) at the frequency you choose at purchase until cancelled. Full terms apply: see PSN Terms of Service and PS Plus Usage Terms at www.playstation.com/legal.

PS Plus content and services vary by subscriber age. PS Plus is only available to legal residents of the servicing territory who meet the age requirements in their country of residence. Below legal age of majority requires parental consent. Online features of specific games may be withdrawn on reasonable notice - playstation.com/gameservers. Certain restrictions may apply to game downloads.