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PlayStation Now beta to start on Sony TVs in the US next week

Select models of Sony televisions to begin testing the game-streaming service

Sony will be rolling out its PlayStation Now beta to select models of Sony televisions in the United States next week.

Beginning on June 30, owners of all Sony 4K Ultra HD TV sets and certain 1080p HDTVs will get access to the Private Pilot Service.

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This will let them test out PlayStation Now, enabling them to play PlayStation 3 games on their television with no console required.

Users will be able to connect DualShock 3 controllers to the TVs to play streamed PS3 games.

Revealed at CES in January, PlayStation Now will initially stream PS3 games (with other platforms to follow) to PlayStation systems and Bravia TVs, with other Sony and non-Sony devices to follow in the future.

Sony will launch the PlayStation Now open beta on PS4 on July 31 in the US, the company confirmed in early June. The open beta will then come to PS3 and Vita 'shortly afterwards'.

Among the games playable on the service during the beta period will be Dead Space 3, God of War: Ascesion, Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus.

Users can rent games for one, seven, or 30 days using PS Now. Alternatively, a yet-to-be-revealed subscription will provide full access to the streaming library.

It has been reported that the PS Now European launch won't occur until the first quarter of 2015.

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