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PlayStation Now: PS4 Private Beta Starts Tomorrow

Peter Jamshidi's Avatar Posted by Director of Marketing, PlayStation Now

Update: With both PS3 and PS4 Private Beta’s now in effect, we sent out codes for both systems on May 20 as planned. We’re aware that some PS4 owners may have received a beta code for PS3 but don’t currently own that console. We’re working to send PS4 vouchers to everyone in the beta that received a PS3 voucher since January. These will be sent out in batches over the next week or so, please be patient. If you haven’t already registered and plan to, please make sure to tick off what console you own in the appropriate check box.

Hi all, since January, a growing number of PlayStation fans have been enjoying the Private Beta program for PlayStation Now, our streaming game service launching this summer.

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Up until this point, our Private Beta for PS Now has been available on PlayStation 3 systems. We’re pleased to announce that the Private Beta program is expanding and will make its debut on PlayStation 4 systems on May 20. If you’ve registered for the PS Now Private Beta, keep an eye on your mailbox for a voucher code.

PS Now gives you the freedom to play select PS3 games like you already stream movies, TV, shows, and music – directly to your favorite PS Now compatible devices without any discs or downloads. The first supported devices launching in 2014 are PS4, PS3, select 2014 Bravia TVs, and PlayStation Vita, with more devices down the road.

The Private Beta program has been going great so far, and we want to give thanks to the testers that have participated – your valuable feedback is helping us make the service even better. Thus far, Private Beta testers have logged more than 50,000 gameplay hours discovering new games, rediscovering favorites and racking up Trophies!

We are also happy to announce that access to the PS3 Private Beta program will expand to a broader audience in the near future. If you aren’t a member of our Private Beta community yet, click here to register your interest. Please be patient if you’ve already registered but haven’t received an invitation yet. We are inviting more Private Beta testers on a regular basis.

We’re eager to launch PS Now more widely – stay tuned to this blog for more details. And remember, if you’re already in the PS Now Private Beta, we want to hear from you so post feedback / impressions in our private forums.

More coming soon!

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May 19th, 12:32 pm


MOBBDE21 said:

May 19th, 12:41 pm

Never received a code, although I was initially accepted to the Beta. Hope I receive one for PS4.

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    Peter Jamshidi said:

    May 19th, 1:26 pm

    There can be a delay between the invite email and the code email, be patient and also make sure to check your spam folder.

Captain-John_Doe said:

May 19th, 12:43 pm

Can’t Wait!! Keep up the good work everyone. I couldn’t be more proud of everything you guys continue to do.

indm50 said:

May 19th, 12:46 pm

I’m still waiting for a PS3 beta invite :/


May 19th, 12:46 pm

I hope for a FREE Trial option on the Day it releases on PS3/4.

Rezolution77 said:

May 19th, 12:48 pm

Not sure how this is going to turn out.
Could be great, but not really intersted in PSN becoming an exclusive console RedBox on Demmand.

But definately curious enough to try to sign up for the Beta.

caayn_ said:

May 19th, 12:50 pm

Any news for the folks in Europe?

lisatsunami said:

May 19th, 12:50 pm

Hey, Peter, wasn’t there a non-disclosure agreement all the Now testers had to agree to? In which case they could not admit to saying how great Now works on PS3 even though the game selection is mediocre?

TheSylntChamber said:

May 19th, 12:54 pm

I’ve been registered since it was announced, but haven’t heard anything yet. Crossing my fingers and hoping I get in. Congrats to everyone who does get in! Hope you enjoy it!

Monterossa said:

May 19th, 12:58 pm

I have a question: Is Now service locked to USA or North American region? can I and other Americans who living in other countries play the games on Now? or I have to play it with my current location’s Now service? (don’t want to earn trophies for my Asian PSN account though.)

Richard93 said:

May 19th, 1:00 pm

EU (UK) support please. Huge demand here.

onslaughtree said:

May 19th, 1:07 pm


I’m going to refresh my mailbox every 23 sec from now on………….

djsaiyan said:

May 19th, 1:13 pm

Okay but Canada tho

megacarlos said:

May 19th, 1:16 pm

I received an invite but never the code 1 ps4 3 ps3 2 vitas ps+ since day one and still nothing wow

saab01 said:

May 19th, 1:21 pm

Got in invitation back in match but after signing up I never received any code or anything. I called customer service and they blamed the Tuesday update saying it takes some time to get your code here it is 2 months later with still no solution. Why did I invitation but never revived any code to try out the beta.

Not cool

radione said:

May 19th, 1:32 pm

I would definitely test this out on the PS4 if I get an invite.

Rockstarmd said:

May 19th, 1:34 pm

Would we be able to play games like DC Universe Online via that Now software. I know that DCUO takes a lot of space didn’t know if this cloud option could help out with that?

CommandingTiger said:

May 19th, 1:34 pm


triedallthem said:

May 19th, 1:38 pm

any suggestions or additional info whose connection is “too slow” or “too unstable” to support PS Now? here’s my speedtest results just now: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3510814283

Howe said:

May 19th, 1:39 pm

I’ve received an invite about a month ago but never received a code don’t know what happened what should I do, but hopefully I’ll get it for ps4

CommandingTiger said:

May 19th, 1:42 pm

You can copy all your videos to a USB 3.0 HDD from your PS4.
Just format the external HDD on your Computer from NFTC to Fat32.
I did it and it works.

Also, Sony, I can save those videos to the HDD, but I can’t recover them back if I need them.
Please change it to make it a 2 way streak. Also add the ability for me to import MP3 and images in order to make videos from the share factory, that would be appreciated.

MANDO31694 said:

May 19th, 1:42 pm

Well here’s hoping I get an invite.

R_BRIZZLE02 said:

May 19th, 1:48 pm

I really wanna take place in this. I don’t know how to sign up but I’ll stay positive.

pablofsi08 said:

May 19th, 1:49 pm

The biggest problem with this are latencies. I cannot allow myself to play anything that requires reaction with ping times beyond 30ms.

villdoc said:

May 19th, 1:50 pm

to bad they didnt kae it easy and just let PS3 testers right into the PS4 BETA. Could have been unlocked in Services on PS & 4….

korona75 said:

May 19th, 1:51 pm

I would love to participate in the PS4 beta test for PS Now. I just registered, staying positive I’ll get an invite and voucher code :)

Mr_AVE1017 said:

May 19th, 1:53 pm

Ok so I was sent out an invite but I never had a chance to check out the playstation now service because I only have a playstation 4 & vita I still would really like to take part in the beta so I really hope I get an invite for the PS4 beta! Keep up the “Great” work by the way.

Chivalier said:

May 19th, 1:57 pm

Didn’t have a PS3 to use with beta, so I couldn’t participate. Now that’s coming to PS4 and Vita maybe I’ll get some PS Now love!

And89LB said:

May 19th, 2:01 pm

I got the email saying I was accepted into the PS Now beta… but never got the follow up email with my code! Thanks for crushing my dreams!
Also is there anyway you can help me get that follow up email with my code?

Lestatdelioncort said:

May 19th, 2:06 pm

Oh please please let me in the ps4 PS Now beta. I beg of yeee!

xDarkSlayer224x said:

May 19th, 2:14 pm

Hi Peter. I am wondering if those who are already a part of the PS3 Beta program will receive invites to the PS4 one. I have been in the PS3 version for about 3 weeks now, so I am just curious as to whether or not this will occur. Thanks.

Macello said:

May 19th, 2:15 pm

Love how I have a PS4, PS3, and Vita and spend thousands of dollars of digital games and yet wasn’t selected to be in the beta. :(

Xbox1_Sign_Out said:

May 19th, 2:27 pm

Oh man I hope I get a code. I signed up for this since the beginning.

Mikraphne said:

May 19th, 2:28 pm

I’d love to try this on PS4 and Vita once it is in beta. I’ve been trying for months to get in, but haven’t gotten anything yet. Hopefully, I am included in this wave of invites!

matt83young said:

May 19th, 2:33 pm

I only have a PS4, not a PS3. Do I need to go out and buy a DualShock 3 controller to experience PlayStation Now on my PS4? According to the registration page, I do — is that written correctly?

Fuzzypaws said:

May 19th, 2:43 pm

I got an invite almost a month ago and still haven’t seen anything. Always check my spam folder, too.

ewing32 said:

May 19th, 2:47 pm

i have registered, did so way back when it was first announced, never heard nothing which is a bummer

Sir_Bronius said:

May 19th, 2:48 pm


Sneeches said:

May 19th, 3:00 pm

not available in canada :( C’mon sony!!!!!

ptuck874 said:

May 19th, 3:01 pm

if it is as smooth running as the ps3 version is, i will be very happy, still cant believe how smooth it is, just like you have a game in the system1!!!!!

GrimReaper4383 said:

May 19th, 3:04 pm

the ps3 testers should be in it automatically.

Carl-G said:

May 19th, 3:13 pm

PLEASE don’t forget the people from around the World to SONY :D WE want this to ASAP PLEASE ;)

Deadpoolian said:

May 19th, 3:28 pm

Ah, I signed up for this ages ago. Still no luck with getting a code, though. xD Here’s hoping I’ll be apart of it soon! I always love helping out in betas.

jmodlin210 said:

May 19th, 3:30 pm

I am very excited and I am looking forward of PlayStation Now, a game streaming service that is coming out this summer to stream and play PS1, PS2, PS3 games on PS4. Will PlayStation Now feature the entire library for all PS1, PS2, PS3 games to stream on PS4? I want the entire library for PS1, PS2, PS3 games to be on PlayStation Now to stream them to PlayStation 4. will PlayStation 4 games be streamed via PlayStation Now on PlayStation 4?

ngreatshark said:

May 19th, 3:49 pm

Isn’t there some kinda NDA that’s is supposed to prohibit people from talking about their involvement in a Beta-test?

And89LB said:

May 19th, 3:52 pm

I got the beta acceptance email 2 months ago… I check my spam folder daily

WarnerShane said:

May 19th, 3:55 pm

How do I sign up to get a voucher code for the PSNow beta?

Lt_Sokol said:

May 19th, 3:59 pm

Sounds great, unfortunately I won’t be able to participate since I live in Canada. I don’t really understand why you don’t have the beta available in the country..

The infrastructure is more then capable..

polo155 said:

May 19th, 4:04 pm

id like to participate in this.

polo155 said:

May 19th, 4:05 pm

have randoms been selected to or registrants only?

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