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Sony teases the PS4 PlayStation app including streaming game video

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Sony teases the PS4 PlayStation app including streaming game video
It's been a big time recently for Sony PlayStation fans, because the company finally showed off what to expect from the next-generation PlayStation 4. We were a bit disappointed to find out during the announcement that Sony wasn't planning to expand the PlayStation Mobile offerings, but now we're getting to see a bit of what is planned for the new PlayStation app that is planned to accompany the PS4 at launch on iOS and Android.

All we knew so far was that the PlayStation app was going to be something of a "second screen" similar to the Wii U GamePad, and would add a bit to gameplay, but today's release focuses more on the social aspect of the app. Or at least we're assuming this is the same app. The image came along with other high-res images designed to show off the social and video editing options in the PS4 software. 

The image seems to show the PlayStation app streaming live gameplay video with a stream of comments below. It looks like there is a picture-in-picture view that also shows the gamer as she is playing. It seems like an interesting idea, but is it something that anyone wants to use? Tell us in the comments!

source: Edge via Engadget

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posted on 28 Feb 2013, 19:48 5

1. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

That would be nice in some games when competing. I like the idea.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 19:48 3

2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6677; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)

Looks very cool SONY but i would love too play PLAYSTATION 4 on my SONY PHONE or other SONY certified devices

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 02:28

7. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

They should do what Nvidia is doing with PC stream on their shield console.
It would be a huge selling point for Xperia devices

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 19:49 1

3. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)

The whole thing is a gimmick

People want a powerful system that plays video games, not some social POS shoved down our throats

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 19:59 4

4. downphoenix (Posts: 2376; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Its a value added service. You can still just have a powerful system that plays video games and can ignore this extra stuff.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 21:26 1

6. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Even with the PS3.....no one is forced to use the Blu Ray drive for movies, no one is forced to use the Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Video apps, etc.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 21:14 2

5. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

I can see someone connect a PS4 controller to a tablet while the tablet mirrors whats on the PS4
2 screens
One PS4
Player one on Flatscreen
Player two on tablet
Two controllers
One PS4
Extreme Split Screen

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