Sony gives Powers for free to Australian PS Plus subscribers

Nick Broughall 1 June 2016

Powers PS Plus

The PS4 is already one of the best devices for streaming TV shows, but now there’s some free original programming for PS Plus subscribers to sweeten the deal.

Sony’s PlayStation 4 console is one of the few devices that offers access to the trifecta of Australian streaming services – Netflix, Stan and Presto. Now the games console has branched into the exclusive content business with the arrival of Sony Pictures Television show Powers.

The show, which launched for PlayStation users in the US last year, is based on a graphic novel series of the same name and tells the story of two homicide detectives investigating cases involving people with – you guessed it – powers.

Australian PS Plus subscribers can stream the full first season of the show that aired in the US last year, as well as the first three episodes of season 2, which brings us up to speed with the show’s broadcast schedule overseas. Subsequent episodes will be made available each week as they air in the US.

How can you watch Powers?

In order to access the new superhero TV show, simply sign into your PlayStation account on a PlayStation Video compatible device and head to the PlayStation Store.

You will need to have an active PS Plus account, which you can pick up for $9.95 a month (or you can buy a 3-month subscription for $27.95 or a 12-month sub for $69.95), and you will need to be 18 years or older.

Once you’ve unlocked the content, you can access it via a PS4, PS3, PS Vita, or PSP console. It can also be watched on PlayStation Video compatible Blu-ray players, Android devices via the Playstation Video app, or just via a web browser.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to access the show unless you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber. While Netflix has historically made some of its original programming available through platforms like iTunes after its initial run, so far Powers remains exclusive on the PlayStation platform.

According to the fine print, PS Plus subscribers will be able to access the show for free until 11:59pm on 30 March 2017.

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