Upgrade PlayStation Plus to play hundreds of games — here's how

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Knowing how to upgrade PlayStation Plus from the entry-level ‘Essential’ to ‘Extra’ and ‘Premium’ tier services will open up a whole new playing experience for you.

PlayStation Plus is now about more than just playing online with friends, and the ‘Extra’ tier will grant you access to a collection of hundreds of PS4 and some PS5 games Including big hitters like Deathloop, which is among the best PS5 games. The ‘Premium’ tier includes the same but also comes with a library of classics spanning the entire PlayStation era, bringing the total to over 700 games. When you upgrade PlayStation Plus, you’ll never be short of something to play again. 

The upgrade process is as simple as playing on easy mode — you don't even need to put down your controller. Just follow these simple steps.

How to upgrade PlayStation Plus

1. Select the settings wheel from the home menu (it should be in the top right corner). 

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2. From the settings menu select Users and Accounts

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 3. Under this menu, select Payment and Subscriptions.

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4. Now select Subscriptions.

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 5. Select PlayStation Plus, then select Change Plan

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 6. From here, select a subscription type: Essential, Extra, or Premium — remember they are all priced differently. Follow any on screen instructions to finalize the change of plan.

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And now you’re ready to take your gaming to the next level! If you want more information to help you choose, find out which PlayStation Plus tier is right for you. Perhaps a friend already has the games you wish to play downloaded, then check out how to gameshare on PS4

The one problem with having so many games available is the constant fight for hard drive space to install them, learn how to transfer games to a PS5 external hard drive and avoid this problem before it pops up. If you're looking to access some of your console's hidden features, start with how to access the secret PS5 web browser.

Andy Sansom
Trainee Writer

Andy is Tom’s Guide’s Trainee Writer, which means that he currently writes about pretty much everything we cover. He has previously worked in copywriting and content writing both freelance and for a leading business magazine. His interests include gaming, music and sports- particularly Formula One, football and badminton. Andy’s degree is in Creative Writing and he enjoys writing his own screenplays and submitting them to competitions in an attempt to justify three years of studying.