Sony ports PlayStation Now to PCs via new app and USB dongleBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 24 August 2016 | Categories: news
PlayStation Now is receiving a much awaited port to Windows PC and Mac OS X. Akin to Xbox's version in many respects, PlayStation Now will let PC users play some of the Sony console's most popular titles via a new app the company plans to roll out.
The PlayStation Now Windows PC app will land in select European regions, before making the trip across the pond to North America. As far as its status in Asia and Africa, Sony has not disclosed any further details. At the moment, PlayStation Now will give current subscribers the chance to play up to 400 different titles on their Windows PC or Mac OS X device.
Accompanying the app is a PlayStation-branded USB dongle, which facilitates the pairing of a DualShock 4 controller to one's Windows PC. It's set to retail for $25 and allows all the features and functionality one has on a PS4 game to work on PC. Furthermore, the USB will also support PS4 Remote Play.
PlayStation has also detailed the specifications that Windows devices are recommended to sport, in order to provide a seamless Now experience. These include:
● Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10
● 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster
● 300 MB or more; 2 GB or more of RAM
● Sound card; USB port
● Minimum 5 Mbps internet connection
The specifications for OS X have not been detailed, but should be in line with the above.
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