PlayStation®Now on PC

PlayStation®Now on PC 

Find out how to purchase PlayStation Now using a PC, which games can be streamed, and how to navigate the PlayStation Now app.

PlayStation Now on PC requirements

  • Broadband with a minimum speed of 5 Mbps — a wired connection is recommended. 
  • An adult account for PlayStation™Network.
  • A registered payment method.
  • A compatible controller.
Minimum specs 
  • Windows 7 (SP 1), 8.1 or 10 
  • Core i3 2.0 GHz 
  • 300 MB of available storage 
  • 2 GB of RAM 
  • Sound card; USB port
Recommended Specs
  • Windows 7 (SP 1), 8.1 or 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
Download the PlayStation Now app on your PC 
  1. Download and install the PC app. 
  2. Install any drivers by following the onscreen prompts.
Sign up for PlayStation Now
  1. Start the app and sign in to your account or create an account if you don’t already have one. 
  2. Connect a compatible controller to your PC via USB. You can browse PS Now using a controller or keyboard/mouse, but you need a compatible controller to play. 
  3. Sign up for a free trial or a paid PS Now subscription. You’re eligible for a free trial only if you’ve never tried PS Now before. 
  4. Select a game to start streaming. 
Please note, PlayStation Now subscriptions are ongoing subscriptions with a recurring monthly subscription fee. If you don’t cancel your PS Now subscription before the end of the free trial period, your subscription will renew and continue until cancelled.
PlayStation Now on PC compatible controllers
  • DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller

For the best gameplay experience, we recommend using a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller. However, some third party PC compatible controllers that use XInput work with the PlayStation Now on PC service, but we do not guarantee that they are fully compatible. 

Using a headset and mic with PlayStation Now on PC 
  • Game audio is routed through your PC speakers or headphones, which means that plugging your headset into your controller won’t work. 
  • PlayStation Now for PC does not currently support Party Chat functions.
Save and transfer PlayStation Now progress

Visit the guide below to find out how to save games when playing PlayStation Now on PS5 consoles, PS4 consoles or PC, and how to transfer saves between streamed and downloaded PlayStation Now games.

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