Sony Computer Entertainment announced with a press release that starting today PlayStation Now will be available on select Samsung Smart TVs.
The announcement also mentions that it’s the first time for the service to be available on non-Sony devices, thanks to a partnership with the Korean TV manufacturer, with the goal of “expand the world of PlayStation to an even broader audience.”
“The service will launch as an app that can be accessed through Samsung’s Smart Hub. Once launched, games are played using the critically acclaimed DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller (sold separately). PlayStation Now on Samsung Smart TVs will support all functionality of the service, including the ability to earn in-game trophies, play games online with friends, and save your game progress in the cloud.”
It’ll definitely be interesting to see how far PlayStation Now will go, and on what devices outside of Sony’s catalog it will expand, but for now, if you want to play PS3 games without a console on a TV that isn’t a Bravia, Samsung is the only choice.