PlayStation TV set for release autumn 2014

Sony has confirmed the PlayStation TV will launch in North America and the UK this autumn.

The PlayStation TV will cost £89, according to T3, and pairs with a PlayStation 4 and brings remote play of PS4 games and access to Sony's music and video streaming services to a second screen.

PlayStation TV owners will also get instant access to over 1,000 games immediately via the PlayStation Network and PlayStation Now (when it launches in the UK) – including titles from the PS One, PS Vita and PSP classics.

You'll be able to continue playing a PS4 game on the PS TV, although PlayStation TV won't work with games requiring the PlayStation Camera. Similarly, not all PS Vita games will be compatible due to differing controls.

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The PS TV was released in Japan last year as the PS Vita TV, but Sony waited until this week's E3 – the Electronic Entertainment Expo – to confirm it will come to the US and Europe.

You'll need a PlayStation DualShock 3 or DualShock 4 controller to use the PS TV – and there won't be one supplied.

A $139 bundle will be available with a controller (which still sells for around £34), an 8GB memory card, HDMI cable and a voucher for The Lego Movie game.

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by Joe Cox

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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).