Sony has provided new information about its PS5 cloud streaming service for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers, coinciding with its launch in Japan on October 17th. The update includes details on bandwidth recommendations and clarifies certain aspects of the service.

One notable aspect is the bandwidth recommendations for different streaming qualities. Sony suggests 52Mbps for 4K, 38Mbps for 1440p, 23Mbps for 1080p, and 13Mbps for 720p streaming. These recommendations indicate the bandwidth required for a smooth gaming experience. However, it’s important to note that these are the recommended settings, and the minimum required bandwidth is as low as 5Mbps for 720p and 38Mbps for 4K.

Sony’s PS5 Cloud Streaming Service (Image: PlayStation’s Official Blog)

The update reaffirms that, at this stage, PS5 games can only be streamed to a PS5 console. The cloud streaming service does not support streaming to the PlayStation Portal, which is designed for local gaming over Wi-Fi on the PS5. The list of countries where the PS5 cloud streaming service will be available includes a range of European countries, Canada, the United States, and Japan. These are the regions where PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers can access this service.

The cloud gaming service is already live for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers in Japan, with planned rollouts for Europe on October 23rd and North America on October 30th. This expansion of the service brings cloud streaming capabilities to a wider audience, making it more accessible for gamers in multiple regions.

Overall, these details provide valuable information for those interested in using Sony’s PS5 cloud streaming service, outlining bandwidth requirements and the service’s geographic availability, ensuring a smoother and more informed experience for subscribers.

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