E3 2014: Sony PlayStation TV Landing on U.S. and European Shores

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Watch out Amazon Fire TV, Sony’s coming for you. Sony is bringing the Playstation TV to the U.S. and Europe for just $99. The little (and I mean little) TV box streams media from popular streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix, but that’s not all. The little box is fully compatible with PS Vita titles, some PS3 titles and even lets you stream games from your PS4 to the box. That means no more fighting over the one PS4 in the house.

Released as the PlayStation Vita TV last November in Asia, the PS TV shares hardware specs with the PS Vita and includes an ethernet port, USB port and is compatible with DualShock 3 and DualShock 4 controllers.

Here are the main features of the PlayStation TV:

  • PlayStation 4 remote play: As with PS Vita, PS TV supports PS4 remote play and Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK 3 or DUALSHOCK 4). This will allow PS4 owners in the living room to continue playing a game on a PS TV system in their bedroom. You can also enjoy most of your PS4 games on PS TV as if you were playing it on your PS4 system.
  • PlayStation Now: Once PlayStation Now is rolled out across the PAL region, PS TV users will be able to comfortably enjoy PlayStation 3 games via streaming.
  • A vast line-up of software titles: PS TV offers a huge library of PS Vita, PSP and classic PS One titles. You’ll be able to enjoy all of these titles using a DUALSHOCK 3 or DUALSHOCK 4 controller.
Sony hasn’t announced when exactly the PS TV will be hitting U.S. and European shores, but chances are it will land well before the holiday season.

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