What is PlayStation Plus membership and is it worth subscribing to?


Update: Sony has launched brand new PS Plus membership plan, you can check out the details at All-New PlayStation Plus.

Playstation is one of the most favorite consoles among the gaming community. Today we will discuss What is Playstation Plus membership and its benefits.

A PlayStation Plus membership is a premium subscription service that provides exclusive benefits such as:

  • Discounts on games for members at the Playstation store.
  • PlayStation Plus membership includes monthly free games to download.
  • 100GB of cloud storage for game saves.
  • Online multiplayer gaming.

All these features make PlayStation Plus a must-have.

Playstation Plus offers many benefits that can enhance your PlayStation experience and are priced very competitively. Details can be found below:

How much does the PS Plus subscription cost?

It is a subscription-based service and is offered in the following tiers:

Plan1 Month3 Months1 Year

As you can see from the above table, a 1-year subscription plan offers the most value for money.

Monthly Free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers:

Every month, Sony gives two titles for free download to its online PlayStation Plus subscribers. That makes it 24 games a year absolutely free for download. Considering the price of Playstation games ranging anywhere from $30-$70, the Subscription Fee provides an excellent value for money. 

Even if you are not going to play a game that is available for download for a particular month, it is always a good idea to claim the game from the PS store so that it is added to your PlayStation library.

Pro Tip: You can also use PS App available at both the Play Store and App Store to claim your monthly PS Plus games. 

Exclusive member discounts

A PlayStation Plus membership entitles you to exclusive discounts on Sony’s PlayStation Store for select Games, add-ons, pre-orders, and other content from PlayStation Store. The PS Plus family enjoys extra discounts on top of regular PS Store promotions, early access to demos, beta tests, pre-orders, and other exclusive benefits and rewards.

Exclusive game content

Get the exclusive gear, skins, cosmetics, weapons, and more for free-to-play games like Fortnite and Apex Legends.

Share Play with PS Plus


Using Share Play, you can play with a friend as if you were in the same room. A visitor can view your screen for up to 60 minutes a session. If you want some help in a game from your friend/visitor or want a visitor to try a game, it allows you to hand over control to a visitor so they can play in place of you. Your visitor can also play a local multiplayer session over the Internet, even if the game doesn’t support online multiplayer. Also, the best part is visitor doesn’t need to own the game to use Share Play.

Is PlayStation Plus required for all online gaming on PlayStation?

Yes, for online gaming, an active PS Plus subscription is required.

What happens when my PlayStation Plus subscription ends?

The monthly games claimed under PS plus subscription are yours to keep forever and added to your games library. You will be able to play those games when you have an active membership of PS Plus in your PlayStation account. 

PlayStation Plus vs. PlayStation Now: What is the Difference?

We have talked extensively about Sony Playstation Plus and how using the service, you get access to online gaming, free monthly games, etc. Now let’s talk a little about Playstation Now.

The PS Now app lets you stream PS4, PS3, and PS2 games instantly to PS5, PS4, and PC, and download hundreds of PS4 games to play on your PS5 or PS4 console. There are more than 700 games to choose from with PlayStation Now. That means if you have an active subscription of PS Now, you can enjoy the PlayStation wherever you want, provided that you have an active internet connection (5mbps or higher recommended). 

Do I need a PlayStation Plus membership to play multiplayer games on Playstation Now?

There is no need for an additional PS Plus membership. For the majority of games, whether you’re streaming or downloading a game to your console if it includes online multiplayer modes, you’ll be able to access them just as you would if you owned the game on disc. Also, PlayStation Now members, as well as those playing disc or download versions, will be able to play together. 

What is Playstation Plus Collection?

A remarkable new offering on the PS5 console is the Playstation Plus collection. PlayStation Plus subscribers will have access to a curated library of some of the most popular PS4 games. You can download these games free of cost again, provided that you have an active PS Plus subscription on your PS5. The list of games that you can enjoy on your brand new PS5 with PS Plus Collections is as follows: 

  • Bloodborne
  • Days Gone
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Until Dawn
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Ratchet and Clank 
  • Persona 5
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X

How to buy PS Plus membership?

You can directly buy the 1,3 or 12 Month Subscription directly when you login into Playstation Network from your console or browser. Then you can purchase the membership using wallet funds, or you can buy an amazon membership card and redeem that in your PSN account.

So, Is the subscription worth It?

In a word, yes, you are getting tons of features with the Sony PlayStation Plus subscription, exclusive deals, online storage, free monthly games from an awesome game library. You can also get a 14-day free trial of the service and decide for yourself. 

That’s a wrap; let us know in the comments what your experience is with the Sony Playstation Plus service.

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