The Sony PlayStation 4 Slim Gaming Console is smaller, lighter, and more energy efficient than the original PS4. Despite its smaller design, it still provides the same performance found on earlier PS4 models — and it does so more quietly. It also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) gaming and content, which takes advantage of increased color depth and contrast on compatible displays.
While PlayStation Plus is not required for services such as Netflix, or sharing gameplay via the Share button, it does provide additional features to enhance your PS4 experience. The most important feature of PlayStation Plus is your ability to play online multiplayer. If you do not have a PlayStation Plus membership, you will not be able play online.
PlayStation Plus also provides exclusive access to a regular, curated selection of titles at no additional cost known as the Instant Game Collection. In addition to free monthly games, PlayStation Plus members also get regular discounts in the PlayStation Store. PlayStation Plus also provides members with the ability to automatically (or manually) upload game save files to the Online Game Save Storage for safekeeping. PlayStation Plus members will have up to 1GB of cloud storage to allocate their PS4 save files. Other benefits of having a PlayStation Plus membership include early access to exclusive game content, automatic game patch downloads and installations, and more.
Please note that a PlayStation Plus membership is required for online multiplayer. It is not included with the PS4 and must be purchased separately.