What internet speeds are recommended to stream PlayStation Now games?

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What internet speeds are recommended to stream PlayStation Now games?

Best answer: The higher the better! According to PlayStation, 5 Mbps is the minimum requirement to stream PlayStation Now. However, this is the minimum and even at high speeds, players have noticed input lag and compression.

PlayStation Now

Streaming services are a wonderful concept for gamers. For the price of one or two AAA titles a year you can choose from hundreds of games to play. You can test out titles you aren’t sure you would enjoy enough to drop $60 on or play some old games you never got around to playing. PlayStation Now even offers old PS3 and PS2 titles if you are feeling nostalgic. However, if you want to stream instead of downloading those games you may run into some problems.

Tortoise or the hare

Sony PlayStation recommends a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps to stream PlayStation Now. This happens to also be its recommendation for Share Play and Remote Play. It’s a nice, safe number that most ISP’s can provide and a majority of PlayStation customers can achieve.

To check your connection speeds there are some free speed tests online, I prefer to use SpeedTest.net. They are a safe way to check your speeds and mark servers that don’t offer a secure testing warning.

You can also check your internet speed directly on your PS4 by going to your Network Settings and clicking on Test Internet Connection. This will show you both your download

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