Savvy PS5 and PS4 users are stocking up on PS Now subscriptions to convert to PS Plus Premium

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Crafty PlayStation 5 and PS4 owners are currently stocking up on PS now memberships to save a lot of money when the service is integrated PS Plus in June 2022. PS Now subscribers will be automatically upgraded to PS Plus Premium members when the change occurs, with the top tier costing £99.99/$119.99. However, a loophole in the PS Online Store allows users to claim a one-year subscription to PS Now at the standard price of £49.99/$59.99, half of what PS Plus Premium will cost. Users then stock up on one-year subscriptions to save money in the long run.

Spotted by Wario64 then documented on ResetEra, posters revealed how they stacked their PS Now subscription up to six years, meaning they’ll have PS Plus Premium just as long from June. What makes this important is that the standard PS Store on PS5 and PS4 only offers one-month trials of PS Now, so this loophole saves users a lot of money. PS Now subscription cards have also been removed from retail stores, eliminating any way to obtain an annual subscription through the usual channels.

In order to take advantage of this flaw yourself, you must be signed into the PlayStation Webstore using your normal PSN account. If you are from the United States, click on this link. And if you are from UK you can use this link. You must do this through a PC and you must be logged into your account for the purchase to appear – otherwise you will be sent to a screen that simply says ‘not available for purchase’. If it works, a box will appear on the right side of your screen with a “recurring subscription payment” tab for a 12-month subscription to PS Now. Repeat this process as many times as you want to fill up on years of PS Plus Premium.

Will you take advantage of this flaw and stock up on PS Plus Premium for the future? For more information, the three levels are explained via the link. As a reminder, the upper level includes PS3 game streaming and a back catalog of PS1, PS2 and PSP games. We’ve shared our own wishlist for titles included over the weekend.

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