Samsung smart TVs will play Playstation games starting next year

By Himanshu Arora ยท 8 replies
Dec 25, 2014
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  1. Samsung has joined forces with Sony to bring the Playstation Now service to a select range of its smart TVs in the first half of the next year, allowing you to enjoy PlayStation games without the need of an actual...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,725   +3,700

    So instead of spending $400 dollars on a console the cost of the TV will be $400 higher in price. And God forbid one of the two to go out. Then you would be facing a total replacement, not just one or the other. No thanks!
  3. Nope. It's not a TV with a built-in PS4, it's a TV that's capable of consuming a game streaming service.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,319

    it sounds like its being built into standard samsung smart TVs...its streaming, not something new actually built into the tv
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I think you may have it a bit mixed up here Cliff, the way I understand things is that these TV's connect to Sony's gaming network just like our computing devices connect to the internet and from the menu you choose the game you want to play and off you go (for a fee of course). It seems like the days of buying either physical copies or downloading complete games are coming to an end, if this is the case, what's the use of investing in a console in the future then?
    Anyway that's just my take, I could be completely wrong.

    Seasons greetings and best wishes to you and your loved ones.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,725   +3,700

    I think you, ikesmasher, and the guest are right.
    Maybe for MMO's, but I hope not for the single player games.
  7. TheLastPanda

    TheLastPanda TS Member Posts: 78   +10

    5mbps? That's going to be a pretty awful experience even if your ping is 1ms. Steam in home streaming lags over wifi on my setup so I doubt any reasonable Internet connection will make this comprable to owning the console.
  8. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    That's pretty amazing, but if you don't have internet your out of luck. Also 0 ping on single player wont exist.

    If you are in fact streaming which would completely change everything, they could build some truly epic systems. 4k tvs with insane remote system. Anything but remote gaming would die.

    You do not use your console 24 hours a day. So each console could be used by multiple customers. You would likely connect to a different console each time you played a game. That would make consoles way cheaper or bring up the console specs through the roof for the same price.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014
  9. I really do doubt that this service will ever see a console.
    It is most likely just a server farm doing all the processing and sending it out.

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