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For more than two years, Sony has offered a PlayStation Now subscription, but some people still get it mixed up with PlayStation Plus. To get everyone up to speed, we’re going to look at the differences between the two. Both offer a lot for the money but are quite distinct.

PlayStation Plus is Sony’s answer to their competitor’s Xbox Live subscription model. It has a lot of discounts and various freebies. Besides that, you get to play new and free games each month on three different consoles.

PlayStation Now lets you stream games via the cloud. That way you don’t have to install or download games, and you can play them almost immediately. Heck, you don’t even have to own a PlayStation. You can play games on your console as well as on a PSTV with more devices to be added in the future. What you’re in fact doing is renting games out for the duration of your subscription.

Both the PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now offer subscribers the same thing, but in a different way. That’s why we’re going to break it down for everybody and make a detailed comparison.

PlayStation Now offers:

Streaming of popular titles from an vast library of more than 250 titles
Ability to stream games to the Sony Television and table, as well as the PS Vita, PS3, and PS4
Games updated to the latest patches


PlayStation Now has two subscription options for now:

  • $44.99 for a three-month membership
  • $19.99 for a one-month membership
  • Besides that, you can also rent individual titles of your choice.

PlayStation Plus offers:

  • Many free games every month for different consoles
  • Ability to play online games with other subscribers
  • Exclusive PlayStation Store discounts of up to 75%
  • PS Plus cloud storage of 3GB

PS Plus membership works on the PS Vita, PS3, and PS4
Access to early game content and automatic updates and patches


PlayStation Plus has three options when it comes to subscriptions:

  • $49.99 for a one year membership
  • $17.99 for a three-month membership
  • $9.99 for a one-month membership

If you’re short on cash, but want to get your hands on a subscription, you can win a free psn voucher on our website. If nothing else, you can try the free, 14-day trial.


PS Now is for gamers that don’t mind spending extra cash so that they can play their favorite games right away. It’s for people who can’t wait for games to download and install. But also for people who might not have a particular console at their disposal, perhaps for someone on the go. With such an extensive library of titles, it’s quite an enticing offer.

PS Plus is for gamers that want access to early demos, betas, and new games. People who want a few extra goodies, as well as the ability to always have games on their console of choice. Along with discounts, PS Plus is a great deal as well.

In the end, these are two very different subscription models and will attract different folks.