How to Play PS Plus Premium Games on Your PC

Sony’s revived its PlayStation subscription services, so it’s not surprising that your eyes might turn to PS Plus Premium Games as a way to run the games on PC. It’s especially appealing if you want to play games that aren’t yet available on PC, such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales. And it’s easy enough to do: Here’s how to get started.

How to Play PS Plus Premium Games on Your PC

Caveat gamer
First, there are a lot of limitations and qualifications for the service that may catch you off guard. Here are some things to watch out for:

Gameplay is streaming only; you can’t download the games to play locally.
The app is just for the PC. PlayStation Plus isn’t supported on Macs, Linux, iOS or Android devices.
It doesn’t support the PS5’s DualSense controller, only the DualShock 3 and 4.
It doesn’t support keyboard and mouse gameplay.
If you have multiple monitors, games will only run on the main display.
You can’t get audio through a headset plugged into your controller, only directly from the PC.
Local multiplayer is supported where relevant but it’s limited to two players on PC. It doesn’t support Party Chat.
You’ll need an adult PlayStation Network account as well as a PlayStation Plus Premium subscription; that’s where it stores your game progress.
Though they’re available in the Premium plan, Sony doesn’t support game tryouts on the PC.
Install the app
The system requirements are pretty light. If you can run Windows 10, you can run the PlayStation Plus app. Other requirements are:

You’re at least 18 years old.
A PlayStation Network account (with registered payment details).
A game controller, preferably a DualShock 3 or 4.
An internet connection with at least 5Mbps bandwidth between your system and the router.
If you don’t have a PSN account or if you haven’t updated your privacy settings, the app will take you to the site to perform those tasks. Unlike other services, the app doesn’t seem to check the quality of your internet connection.

You can download the app from the support page or follow the navigation from the main PlayStation Plus screen on the site.

The lightweight PC app is primarily just a launcher, but since it does double duty for the console, you may find some of the game blurbs confusing. For instance, it says, “This product entitles you to download both the digital PS4 version and the digital PS5 version of this game.” But you really can’t download anything. Sony also needs to go through and change all the “PlayStation Now” references.

Source: Cnet