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E3 2014: Sony reveals PlayStation Now beta and Playstation TV


Sony announced PlayStation Now Beta and PlayStation TV along with a new YouTube uploading feature at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press conference on Monday.sony-press-conference-e3

The press conference started with Sony announcing a white PlayStation 4 with a new Destiny game which will be available in September. The PlayStation TV will allow users to stream videos, older PS titles and games from the PS Vita to any TV and will be priced at $99. The PlayStation TV was released in Japan first and will be available in United States, Canada and Europe by the end of the year.

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“This little gem will be able to pair with your PlayStation 4 allowing you to play your PS4 games via remote play on a second television in your home,” said Shawn Layden, Chief Executive of Sony at the event.

PlayStation Now is seen as the company’s response to lack of backward compatibility in PlayStation 4. The streaming service will allow users to play classic games from the PS One to the PS3 console. Layden mentioned that an open beta of the service will be available on the PS4 on July 31st. Gamers can access more than 100 PS3 games from major publishers during the open beta.

Sony also announced YouTube Video uploading is coming to PS4 later this year. The new feature will allow users to upload YouTube captures and videos to their channel by a click of the button. The feature was welcomed by PlayStation users as Sony has said that the share button the Dualshock 4 controller has been pressed more than 220 million times. Users can also easily embed videos for websites and blogs using the feature.

Check out the press conference in a 2 hour-long video, from here.


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