The PlayStation TV arrives in U.S. and Canada today, bringing with nearly all the powers of a PlayStation Vita. And while I’m in it for playing my favorite Japanese role-playing games from the Vita, PSP and PS1 Classics era on my television, many others are excited about the prospect of streaming PlayStation 4 games from one room to the other.
I must admit, the feature doesn’t excite me much. On the Vita proper, being able to pick up my game and wander into the bathroom with it is really cool. The PlayStation TV is fixed to whichever television you connect it to, so it’s great if you want to move from one room to the other. I can see where that would be handy — kids watching something on cable in the main room, playing in the bedroom without having to own to PS4s — but it doesn’t really do it for me.
But, it’s still a great device!
As long as your PlayStation TV and PlayStation 4 are on the same network, this should be a simple matter of starting up the PS4 and begin playing Playstation Vita games as well as some PS4 exclusives (not all).
If you’re still unfamiliar with what the Playstation TV does, below is a TV clip released by Sony: