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PlayStation Now membership launches in the UK

Sam Loveridge


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Sony has launched the PlayStation Now membership service in the UK, with subscriptions costing £12.99 a month.

A monthly subscription package for Sony's game-streaming service has been announced in the UK and you might want to seriously consider the pros and cons before you sign your money away.

Although the service offers over 100 PS3 games to stream via the cloud to your PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, we're not convinced it's worth the £12.99 monthly cost.

However, PlayStation Now has always been quite the investment. Previously in the UK, you could only rent titles on an individual basis, with two day rentals costing either £2.99 or £4.99 moving up to £5.99 or £7.99 for a 30-day rental period.

If you're not convinced, Sony is offering a week's free trial for all PlayStation console owners.

Related: What is PlayStation Now? A guide to Sony's streaming service

Signing up will give you the opportunity to test your internet connection, to see if your Wi-Fi has the speed to stream.

It's worth checking out the titles that are available via PlayStation Now, as if you're new to the PlayStation platform it's a great way to catch up on top titles from previous generations without forking out for each individual game.

It might seem expensive, but when you look at the titles on offer - such as The Last of Us, Uncharted and Shadow of the Colossus - it'll be worth the money if you're going to invest some serious time in it.

There's also the rival game streaming services to consider, including the recently launched Nvidia GeForce Now.

GeForce Now costs £7.49 a month, and offers similar titles to PlayStation Now but is only available on Nvidia products at present.

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