The following features are available on PlayStation®App:
l Directly access various PSNSM features and information
Ø Users can access their own profile screen.
Ø Users can access/compare their own and friends’ Trophy accomplishments.
Ø Exchange messages between PS4 systems, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) systems, PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) systems, and mobile devices installed with PlayStation®App.
Ø Access and filter friend profiles.
Ø Notify users about their friends’ shared activities on “What’s New”.
Ø Notify PS4 users when they receive any new notifications or game invitations. Users can also display their lists of game items.
l Browse the official 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.
l 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.
l 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.
l Purchase game content on PlayStation®Store
Users can purchase game content*2 while away from home and download it directly onto
their PS4, PS3, and PS Vita*3 systems.
l Use a mobile device as a simple remote to control the PS4 system
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, 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.
PlayStation®App will be displayed according to the mobile device’s resolution.
*2 Video contents cannot be purchased through PlayStation®App.
*3 A User must be a member of PlayStation®Plus to download content directly to a PS Vita system.