New Info Released Around PlayStation App

PS4 & Vita familay
Sony have released new information around the new PlayStation App that will turn your tablet or phone into a companion device to the PS4 and also when it will be released. ┬áRead on to find out more….


Sony have confirmed that the new free app will run on iOS and Android devices and as well as other things will be able to turn them into a second screen to be used in multiple ways.

They will release this in the USA first on 13th November, two days before the PS4’s scheduled release. In Europe it will be released on 22nd November, so one week ahead of the PS4 launch date.

PS4 App

A full list of the features announced is listed below:

Directly access PSN features and information

  • Users can access their own profile screen.
  • Users can access/compare their own and friends’ Trophy accomplishments.
  • Exchange messages between PS4 systems, PlayStation3 (PS3) systems, PlayStationVita (PS Vita) systems, and mobile devices installed with PlayStation App.
  • Access and filter friend profiles.
  • Notify users about their friends’ shared activities on “What’s New”.
  • Notify PS4 users when they receive any new notifications or game invitations. Users can also display their lists of game items.

Browse the PlayStation website and access information

  • Users can access the PlayStation official website to browse through news, blogs and game information. The language and content of the website will depend on the country the user’s Sony Entertainment Network account is registered.

PS4 Second Screen Feature

  • Users can install PlayStation App on to their mobile devices to use as a second screen in supported games. For example on THE PLAYROOM, a title pre-installed in all PS4 systems that requires PlayStation Camera, users can draw pictures on their mobile device screens and flick them towards the TV. The images then appear as a 3D object within the game.

Spectate other PS4 users’ gameplay

  • When users’ friends upload or begin live streaming their gameplay on PS4 systems, the friends’ activities are displayed on “What’s New” of the PlayStation App screen. When users tap on this notification, they can boot pre-installed applications, such as browsers, to spectate the uploaded gameplay. Users can also post comments on gameplay screenshots, footage and live streams.

Purchase game content on PlayStation Store

  • Users can purchase game content while away from home and download it directly onto their PS4, PS3, and PS Vita systems.

Use a mobile device as a remote to control PS4

  • Once installed, users can use their PlayStation App to control their PS4 system as long as both devices have access to the same Wi-Fi access point. For example, users can switch their PS4 system to standby mode, start-up their PS4 system from standby mode, and use their mobile phone as a keyboard for their PS4 system.


I’m getting quite excited for this now, sounds like there is going to be a lot of cross over capabilities using these devices.

Source: CVG
Reporter: JMS1701

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