PS Now is a subscription service that lets you stream over 400 PS3 titles to your PS4 and, as of today, Windows-based PCs. New games are added to the service each month. Some of the titles at your fingertips right now include The Last of Us, Tomb Raider: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands: Ultimate Edition, Uncharted 2, and Civilization Revolution.
There's a caveat, though: your tried-and-true Xbox 360 and Xbox One gamepads won't work with PS Now. To play the games, you have to either connect a DualShock 4 controller to your PC via USB cable, or you can wait and buy the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor, available in early September for $24.99.
Besides using the controller to play games over PlayStation Now, the adaptor lets you play PC games using your DualShock 4 with its inherent bells and whistles. "This adaptor will let you connect a DualShock 4 to PC and Mac wirelessly, and will enable every feature of the controller you know and love: buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo headset jack – as long as the gaming application supports these features," Sony said.
To sign up and view PS Now's catalog of games, head to PSNow.com. There, you'll find instructions for how to download the PS Now app, try the service for a free seven-day trial, or sign up for one year at a discounted rate of $99 in the United States and Canada.