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Following the success of Netflix, streaming and subscription services have begun to creep a fair bit faster into various facets of our lives. Gaming isn’t any different. While PC has several services of its own, and Xbox subscriptions are explained in another article, here we’re going to focus on two services offered by PlayStation: PS Plus and PS Now.
PlayStation Plus is a program you’re likely to be the most familiar with if you’re already a PlayStation player. To summarise it briefly: it’s a premium plan which works pretty simply: you pay some sum of money on a regular basis (a month, 3 months, or a year), and for the duration, you get the following benefits:
As you can see, Plus is a straightforward upgrade to your regular PS experience, and with complimentary games and cloud storage to boot. It’s definitely a perfect choice for everyone who enjoys online multiplayer, but people who look for new games, or a great deal are also going to be satisfied with PS Plus.
PS Now is something very different from PS Plus. It can be summarised as Netflix for games. Once you subscribe to it, you get access to an expansive and still growing library of games which you can download to your PS4 or even stream to your PC.
That’s right: PS Now is a way for you to play PlayStation-exclusive games on your PC, as long as you have a good Internet connection and a compatible controller, neither of which is very hard to come by. Currently, PS Now boasts a library of over 500 games, which includes classics like the God of War franchise or Red Dead Redemption, and new titles are regularly added to it.
Needless to say, PS Now is a fantastic solution for every PC player who doesn’t feel like investing in a console but would want to play some of the titles that never came to PC. PlayStation users, on the other hand, get access to a fantastic variety of games, beating squarely the one presented by PS Plus with sheer numbers, although similarly, access is gone once you stop paying. The definitive downside is that, without Plus, you won’t be able to play online.
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Yes, PS Plus be shared by several users, although there are restrictions to be taken into account. There are two ways to share it.
In this case, your friend has access to online multiplayer, games bought with the PS Plus discount, and complimentary monthly games. They won’t, however, be able to make purchases at a discount, benefit from cloud storage or automatic patching. They also won’t be able to play any early access and demo versions.
You have access to all the features you’d normally have, while your friend can play games bought at a discount or downloaded monthly games. They will not have access to online multiplayer, as well as the features blocked to them in the first case: purchases, cloud storage, auto-patching, and early access.
The currency will be different depending on where you live, but in USD the official prices are as follows: