By Sony Computer Entertainment
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STAY IN THE GAME
Take your PlayStation® experience with you on your mobile device with the new PlayStation®App! Always be ready to game with features that keep you connected to your gaming friends and the games you love to play. Push games from PlayStation®Store to your PS4™ system and be ready to game at home.
With the PlayStation®App installed on your mobile device, you can:
· See what your friends are playing, compare trophies, and view your profile or recent activity.
· Chat with your friends; receive notifications, game alerts, and invitations, and then use your mobile device as an on-screen keyboard for your PS4™ system.
· Browse PlayStation®Store, pick-up the latest hit games and add-ons, and then push them to your PS4™ system so they are ready when you get home.
· Take advantage of the in-app second-screen features, when available, for greater challenges and control.
· Quickly access PlayStation® system guides, manuals, and PlayStation.Blog.
A Sony Entertainment Network account and PS4™ system are required to use all of this application's features.
What's New in Version 1.60.6
- The [Live from PlayStation] feature has been added.
- Playback of video in notifications from PS Store is now supported. These notifications appear under [What's New].
- This app will no longer automatically connect to a PS4™ system that is in standby mode.
- Stability has been improved.
Good Idea, Needs Better Execution
It has pretty much all of the things you would expect from a playstation app minus the ability to play games. I don't expect to play games on it but there are 2 things this app needs to become useful. 1, it needs to be a lot faster. It's not slow slow but it's definitely not fast enough for it to be as convenient as a mobile app should be. The other thing it needs are push notifications. Add push notifications for new messages, friend requests, accepted requests, party invites, etc., with options to pick and choose which we personally want on or off and this app not only becomes useful but it becomes perfect. The fact that you need to physically open and refresh the app most of the time to see any updates defeats the purpose. In fact if you're home your ps4 is actually more convenient because there are both audio and visual notifications. The mobile app is good because it has the features to check on your account while your away but between the speed and lack of notifications it's almost not worth that convenience. I fought between giving this 2 and 3 stars and decided to be nice but those 2 improvements really need to be made in order for this app to have it's intended effect.
Hello to all, I must say this app is quite well. However, is there a possibility for the next update that we can get notified that we got a message, invite, etc, without having to go into the app? Like for example, Kik or any other text messaging app. Because It'd be great to know you received a message or something without needing to open the app manually. I receive messages by friends all over and I don't even know that received a message without opening the app an hour later or something -_- overall, great app! For the next update, PLEASE if you could so kindly put that into the next update? Thank you for you time.
I got this app assuming it to be similar to the Steam app, but I was wrong. First off, when you click on ANYTHING, it brings you freaking Safari. I need an app that's gonna operate IN THE APP. That's the whole reason I got the app, so I wouldn't have to use friggin Safari. Also, this doesn't have to do with the app, but I forgot my password. I tried all the usuals, then I hit 'forgot password'. It sent my an email with a link to another page where I had to verify my age! I lied about my age, just like every other minor who play on PSN, and I failed at guessing. It took my a month to remember my password. I finally logged in, then guess what? The freaking servers were not responding. I was about to go boogie2988 on my phone. Anyway, the app really needs fixing, and I hope you found this review helpful.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Jan 31, 2014
- Version: 1.60.6
- Size: 3.9 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
- © Copyright 2013 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.