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Old 29-10-2013, 10:45
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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced that it will release PlayStationŽApp, a new application for mobile devices, on November 13, 2013 in North America, and on November 22, 2013 in Europe. PlayStationŽApp will be available free of charge.

PlaystationŽApp can be downloaded onto various mobile devices, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android™ based smartphones and tablets, from the App Store and Google Play*1. Once installed, these devices can be used as second screens in supported PlayStationŽ4 (PS4™) titles, and users can easily access PSNSM features such as Friend Lists and Trophies.

Furthermore, users will be able to exchange messages with members of their Friends List, and browse through news and information on the official PlayStationŽ website. PlayStationŽApp comes with a variety of features that allow users to seamlessly access and enjoy the world of PlayStationŽ.

The following features are available on PlayStationŽApp:

-Directly access various PSNSM 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, PlayStationŽ3 (PS3™) systems, PlayStationŽVita (PS Vita) systems, and mobile devices installed with PlayStationŽApp.
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 official PlayStationŽ website and access information

Users can access the PlayStationŽ 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 PlayStationŽApp 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 PlayStationŽCamera, 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 PlayStationŽApp 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 PlayStationŽStore

Users can purchase game content*2 while away from home and download it directly onto
their PS4, PS3, and PS Vita*3 systems.

-Use a mobile device as a simple remote to control the PS4 system

Once installed, users can use their PlayStationŽApp 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, startup their PS4 system from standby mode, and use their mobile phone as a keyboard for their PS4 system.

SCE will continuously enrich services and features of PS4, while striving to further expand the PlayStation ecosystem.

*1 Depending on the version of OS or device limitation, users may not be able to use the application.
PlayStationŽApp will be displayed according to the mobile device's resolution.
*2 Video contents cannot be purchased through PlayStationŽApp.
*3 A User must be a member of PlayStationŽPlus to download content directly to a PS Vita system.

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Old 29-10-2013, 11:07
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But can it keep you logged into the app.
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Old 29-10-2013, 11:42
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Love the sound of remote control

Also sending messages from the app.
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Old 29-10-2013, 13:26
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Remote keyboard is good.
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Old 29-10-2013, 13:49
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Sounds great, hope it works. Problem is most of this never works as intended for a while.
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Old 29-10-2013, 17:41
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How will it manage shared accounts? My account is shared with my brother, if i set it to download a game etc will it do it on both i wonder?
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Old 29-10-2013, 19:10
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I will be downloading it on Nov 29 after installing ps4
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Old 22-11-2013, 15:57
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Available to download for iOS

If you don't see it under search, try deleting the existing Playstation app and redownloading the new version in

App Store>Updates>Purchased
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Old 22-11-2013, 16:05
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Available to download for iOS

If you don't see it under search, try deleting the existing Playstation app and redownloading the new version in

App Store>Updates>Purchased
I just updated. Had to delete then redownload like you said. Very nice
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Old 22-11-2013, 16:08
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I like how you can send messages to people online now and send friend requests. Should be even better once we get our PS4s
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Old 22-11-2013, 16:26
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It's been available for about a week now all though I guess today is the official release.
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Old 22-11-2013, 16:29
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It's been available for about a week now all though I guess today is the official release.
Maybe available to download on other OS' but not iOS. Plus some were saying it is not available in your country.
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Old 22-11-2013, 16:31
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Maybe available to download on other OS' but not iOS. Plus some were saying it is not available in your country.
I'm on android. Works fine for me. I'm sure I heard people got it working on iOS too but I could be wrong.
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Old 22-11-2013, 16:37
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Might have been people in US. The app launched for them last week along with their PS4 release.
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