Sony confirms subscription not needed for some PS4 features

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Sony has confirmed that a Playstations Plus subscription will not be needed to use online apps such as Netflix or Hulu Plus on the PS4, and that party chat will also be free unlike Microsoft’s Xbox One which will require a Gold subscription to use. In a Playstation Access video, Sony says that the PS4 friends list can have up to 2000 members (twice as many as the Xbox One) and free-to-play games will not require a Playstation Plus subscription to play, unlike Microsoft’s current console rules.

Sony had revealed at E3 that playing online multiplayer games would require a Playstation Plus subscription, following in the footsteps of Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold requirements. With today’s video, Sony separates themselves from many of the restrictions that the Xbox 360 and Xbox One will have without Gold access.