Playstation Plus Essential subscription provides a range of features and game that extend your PlayStation options:
- Monthly downloadable games
- Exclusive discounts
- Cloud storage for saved games
- Online multiplayer access
PlayStation Plus Essential can be extended to add more games and features. Each of the following includes the previous tiers:
- PlayStation Plus Essential (£6.99/$9.99/Month £49.99/$59.99/Year) Play Online
- PlayStation Plus Extra (£10.99/$14.99/Month £83.99/$99.99/Year) 400 PS4/PS5 games to download.
- PlayStation Plus Premium (£13.49/$17.99/Month £99.99/$119.99/Year) - 1000s PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games to play via streaming. You also get some game trials.
More Ways To Play Together
With PlayStation Plus Essential you can also share your games in more ways with friends and family:
- Screen Share – Let's someone in another place watch your game on their PlayStation. PS Plus Essential is not required for either party.
- Pass the Controller – Let's someone in another place take turns on a game you own, without owning the game themselves. PS Plus is required for the host, but not for the guest.
- Playing Together – Let's you play local co-op or split screen games with someone in another place who has a PlayStation. PS Plus is required for both players.
If you own a PlayStation 5, subscribing to PlayStation Plus also grants access to more free games via the PlayStation Plus Collection
Share PlayStation Plus Essential with Family
You can share your PlayStation Plus subscription with other family members. This enables them to access games from your PlayStation Plus account. Go to Settings | Users and Accounts | Other | Console Sharing and Offline Play
and select Enable
. Then go to Settings | Account Management | Activate as Your Primary PlayStation
and select Activate
You can also share access to your game library on other PlayStation consoles not designated as your Primary machine provided you are logged in. This does, however, log you out of any other PlayStation consoles as you can only be logged into one at a time.