Have you ever thought it would be really cool if you could play a PlayStation game without having to buy a PlayStation console?

Well, you might just be in luck, but only if you live in the US or Canada: Sony announced that a plethora of PlayStation3 titles can be streamed to selected 2014 and 2015 Samsung televisions models starting today.

Through Sony’s PlayStation Now subscription service, you will be able to play the games streamed directly to the television set. The only requirement is that you have a Sony Entertainment Network Account, a Dualshock controller and a steady internet connection.

“Boasting an expanding lineup of compatible devices starting with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, select Sony TVs, select Sony Blu-ray Players, and select Samsung Smart TVs, you will be able to play immersive PlayStation 3 games like you never have before,” Sony explained.

There is a slight catch though: you don’t own the games, but rather rent them form Sony for $1 (R12.36) a day, or up to 90 days if you so wish.

There are more than 350 games to choose from, like Mass Effect 2, the first four Assassin’s Creed titles, Bioshock Infinite and the first three Uncharted games.

“Currently there are over 350 PS3 games available for individual rental and over 100 PS3 games available inside the subscription catalog. Games span a variety of genres, from action to RPG and everything in-between, offering something for everyone,” Sony said.

While you only rent the games, we still think it is pretty cool that you can play a lot of the older PS titles without the need for a console. Who knows; you might like the games so much that you decide to get a console after all.

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.