Sony has announced that its PlayStation Now service will soon only be available to PC and PlayStation 4 owners. In making this decision, it will be dropping support for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PSTV and smart TV users. On the 15th August 2017, those platforms will no longer be able to use the cloud-based gaming platform.
In total, the following platforms will no longer be able to use the service.
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV
- All 2013, 2014, 2015 Sony Bravia TV models
- All Sony Blu-ray player models
- All Samsung TV models
2016 models of the Sony Bravia TV will lose access to PlayStation Now on the 1st April 2017.
Sony quantified the decision as one being made to improve the service for the PC and PlayStation 4 user base
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.
With regards to those affected by the closing of the service on their platform of choice, Sony reminds those players to disable auto-renew on their subscriptions.
If you do not wish to continue your subscription, please remember to disable auto-renewal in your account settings so that your subscription ends by April 1, 2017 on 2016 Sony Bravia TVs, and August 15, 2017 on all other devices. For 3 months subscribers, depending on when you joined the service, your subscription may auto-renew a month or two before the service discontinuation date if you do not turn it off.