Samsung and Sony have collaborated to bring the PlayStation Now game streaming service to Samsung Smart TVs in 2015. The gaming service will be available in the first half of next year starting from US and Canada. Interested customers would also be able to play more than 200 PS3 games directly from the cloud on select Smart TVs at Samsung's booth during the CES 2015 event in Las Vegas.
The service will come in the form of an app, which will be accessible via the Samsung Smart TV's Smart Hub section. PlayStation Now users can even play the video games using DualShock 4 wireless gaming controller. They would also need a Sony Entertainment Network account.
Sony, from its side, will offer all the features including in-game trophies, online multiplayer gaming, and saving game progress in the cloud as a part of the service. It is worth mentioning that the PlayStation Now game streaming service is already available for Sony Bravia TVs and is currently under Beta mode.
"We are excited to collaborate with PlayStation to deliver even more entertainment value to our Smart TV platform. PlayStation Now provides a new dimension to Samsung Smart TVs that consumers have been looking for - blockbuster PS3 games accessed through an intuitive interface that makes it easy to discover and play great gaming experiences," said Youngchan Kim, Vice President at Samsung Electronics at the time of the announcement.
"Since we first introduced PlayStation Now at CES 2014, our vision has been to open the world of PlayStation to the masses by offering the service on the devices they use every day. Partnering with Samsung is a key step toward realizing this vision, as we can reach a broader audience of consumers who may not own a PlayStation console to show them why gaming with PlayStation is such a unique and amazing experience," added Masayasu Ito, Executive Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment.