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Latest version from Sony's website.

Plays PS4 and PS3 titles via video stream from Sony's data centres.

Application Details:

Version: Latest
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0

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Test Results

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What works

  • Playing PS4 and PS3 games with an Xbox One controller;
  • Voice chat in multiplayer sessions.

What does not

  • The screensaver and screen dimming aren't disabled automatically, even while playing in full screen;
  • Hardware acceleration is unavailable.
    • this causes more load on the CPU compared to playing in Windows;
    • the improved image scaler (which enhances sharpness when up-scaling) is also not available. Playing in full screen will look slightly fuzzier than in Windows.


Disable the screensaver and screen dimming in your desktop settings, since they won't be disabled automatically.

What was not tested

Playing with a DualShock 4 controller wasn't tested, so touchpad and gyro compatibility is unknown.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

PlayStation Now requires installing the Visual C++ Runtime 2013. Run winetricks vcrun2013 to install it if PSNow crashes on startup.

If your Xbox controller isn't detected, use Wine's embedded xinput1_3.dll, instead of Microsoft's native:

  1. Open winecfg;
  2. In the [Libraries] tab, find xinput1_3.dll and select it;
  3. Click [Edit], then select "Embedded (Wine)" and push [OK].

You may also wish to do the same for the remaining XInput libraries if this doesn't fix your issue.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 08 20205.0Yes No NoGarbageJoão Ferreira 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Feb 08 20205.0-stagingYes Yes YesSilverJoão Ferreira 
ShowGentoo LinuxMar 14 20172.3No, but has workaround No GarbageAustin English 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
13616 Screensaver starts while playing with joysticks/gamepads NEW View
42680 Multiple applications need msvcr120.dll.?_NewCollection@_AsyncTaskCollection@details@Concurrency@@SAPAV123@PAV_CancellationTokenState@23@@Z (Playstation Now, ACDSEE Pro 9, Rollcage Redux, Moho 12, LDPlayer 4.0) NEW View
48581 PlayStation Now: lacks hardware acceleration UNCONFIRMED View
48582 PlayStation Now: Controllers aren't detected with Microsoft's native xinput1_3.dll UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

winetricks vcrun2013 needed

Use `winetricks vcrun2013` to work around bug 39685