Sony PlayStation has revealed that some PlayStation Now service support will be discontinued later this year. The video game streaming service, powered by Gaikai, launched back in 2014 and had support for varied platforms since its inception. However, news has now broken that the service will no longer be available on the following devices and hardware:
Via PS Blog
On August 15, 2017, we will be discontinuing the service on the following devices:
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV
- All 2013, 2014, 2015 Sony Bravia TV models; 2016 models will have service discontinued on April 1, 2017.
- All Sony Blu-ray player models
- All Samsung TV models
Sony’s explanation for the large drop of support is that the company wants to focus on PS4 and PC PS Now service, suggesting that focusing on the two arenas will allow the company to deliver better service.
After thoughtful consideration, we decided to shift our focus and resources to PS4 and Windows PC to further develop and improve the user experience on these two devices. This move puts us in the best position to grow the service even further.
It is recommended that you remember to cancel your subscription’s auto renew feature if you currently use the PS Now service on any of the aforementioned devices.