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PlayStation Now's PS TV and Vita open beta begins next week in North America

Still no word on its European launch.

PlayStation Now - a service that allows users to stream PS3 titles - will enter open beta for North Americans on Vita and PlayStation TV on 14th October, to coincide with that territory's launch of the PlayStation TV.

Next week North Americans will be able to stream PS3 games onto this thing.

As detailed on the US PlayStation Blog, this open beta will include 150 PS3 titles that users will be able to stream onto the Vita and PlayStation TV - a $99.99 device that allows users to locally stream PS4 games and download select Vita, PSP and PS one classic titles.

Players can also play Vita games on the PlayStation TV by inserting a game card. It requires a DualShock 3 or 4 as a controller though - which some might find preferable to the Vita's Remote Play option as the handheld only has two shoulder buttons rather than four.

Getting PlayStation Now to work will require a broadband internet connection ranging between 5-12 Mbps.

The PlayStation TV is due in Europe on 14th November for £84.99 / €99.99, but there's still no word on when PlayStation Now will launch in this region.

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