It seems that with the latest Apple event where the latest products were unveiled, the tech world has forgotten about other major products that have been recently released. One of those products is the Sony PlayStation TV. This is a small box and it’s very similar to the streaming media players, like the Apple TV, Amazon TV or the recently announced Microsoft TV.
PlayStation TV looks like a smaller version of a gaming console and that’s what it is. You can connect it to a TV and you have yourself a device with which you can play games and stream entertaining stuff.
Many say that PlayStation TV is an upgraded version of the previous PlayStation Vita, which can be used with a TV screen. You can play PlayStation Vita cards using the PlayStation TV, although not all games are compatible. With the PlayStation TV you can also stream content from the PlayStation 4 wirelessly to another location from your house.
Another great thing about the PlayStation TV is the PlayStation Now streaming service for game which you can use for playing a lot of PS3 games. You get the PlayStation Network for movies, music and games which you can rent and if you subscribed to the PlayStation Plus you can choose from many free downloadable games every month.
Some cool things about the new PlayStation TV include its size, the fact that it gives you access to plenty of games, it allows you to store videos, photos and music and movies on a memory card using the DLNA and you can play PSP games and PlayStation One Classics. Unfortunately, th PlayStation TV doesn’t allow you access to important streaming media like Hulu Plus, Netflix or Amazon plus.
PlayStation TV – price and availability
You can get the PlayStation TV for $100 (only the console) or you can pay $140 and get the DualShock 3 controller plus the Lego Movie video game.
What do you think about the PlayStation TV? Have you tried it yet? Would you buy one or would you rather go for other streaming devices? Please leave your comments in the section below.