Sony has just announced the PlayStation TV set-top box will be hitting the shelves in the US on October 14th. The cost of the hardware comes as no surprise with a $99.99 price tag. What is interesting is that Sony is also offering a bundle, which comes with a DualShock 3 controller, an 8GB memory card, and also The Lego Movie game.
Playstation TV is known elsewhere throughout the globe as PS Vita TV (we are still wondering why the marketing team decided to name change it). The small box from Sony allows users to play an assortment of Vita games in both a physical and a digital format and it is backwards compatible (in a way) as you can buy older PS One and PlayStation Portable games. The device is also capable of streaming PlayStation 3 titles through Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming service. If you own a PS4, you can now have really convenient way of playing your games in another room by means of the system’s Remote Play feature.
Sony is evidently making an effort to broaden the availability of Remote Play, in fact the firm has also included the feature on the upcoming Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact smartphones.
The advantage to gamers is that if your regular playing area, say, the living room is occupied, then you will still be able to play games on a smaller screen i.e. on your Xperia smartphone or if you don’t mind moving, another TV in your house. All you need to do is ensure your PS4’s is powered on and you can use Remote Play with your PS TV: all you need is a wired network connection.
What do you think, will Remote Play be something you would use regularly? As always, if you would like to leave a sensible comment, then please do so in the comments section below.
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