This small little device that brings your Playstation gaming to another room in your house. Yes, the Playstation TV is now available in Europe and boy does that little thing bring something cool to the table.
Basically, with Playstation TV, you can stream your PS4 games to another HD TV in your home and also play PS Vita, PSP and PS one classics on the big screen.
Available from 14th November from £84.99/€99.99 RRP, PS TV will also come with a voucher for three digital PS Vita games: Worms Revolution Extreme,Velocity Ultra and OlliOlli, and includes 1GB of built-in storage, so you can start playing straight away.
To Sum it up:
PS TV plays content from PlayStation systems past and present, including:
- PlayStation 4 – If you’re a PS4 owner, use PS4 Remote Play to stream PS4 games from your console to PS TV over your home network. If the living room is tied up, just use PS4 Remote Play to send your PS4 game to another HD TV in your home to continue playing.
- PlayStation Vita – PS TV plays select titles from PS Vita, which can either be downloaded to the device or inserted directly into the system using a game card.
- PlayStation Classics – Download classic games from PS One and PSP, like Crash Bandicoot, Silent Hill, Tekken 6, Tomb Raider and Metal Gear Solid.
*PlayStation TV system can only be connected to a TV with an HDMI input. Not all content will be supported in HD.
You may find more information on this device on the Playstation website here.
Testing the Unit
From our very first tests we can tell you that a Wired LAN connection is required to make PS4 remote play possible on the PS TV. If you have to use Wireless (for some reason) then you have to make sure you have a very strong Wifi connection or it will lag when being in-game. Playing games like Battlefield 4 through remote play to the PS TV seems to be working fine, even when connected to a full 64 player server. But plugging in a headset into the controller (connected to the PS TV) won’t work just yet.
Couple of things we are missing on the unit so far:
– No Netflix or other media apps available (yet?)
– No Multi user login (like ps4 can) (yet?)
– 720p/1080i maximum resolution
– You need to buy a separate controller purely for the PS TV