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Sony updates PlayStation app with PS4 features

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Sony updates PlayStation app with PS4 features
Tomorrow is the big day for PlayStation fans because the PlayStation 4 is planned for release. Of course, if you haven't gotten in a pre-order yet, you may have trouble finding a unit in stores. But, if you have one on the way, you may want to check on the official PlayStation app for Android and iOS, because Sony has updated the app with features that tie-in to the new console.

The update brings the app to version 1.5 and makes it quite a bit more useful than it was before. The app didn't really have much to do as a companion to the PS3, but there are some cool features to be had for PS4 users. As is to be expected with a modern console, the app will offer second-screen functionality for select games, but more likely you'll use it for either the social features or commerce. On the social side, the app will let you do many of the things you'd find on the system itself like checking what games friends are playing, chat with friends, and check trophies.

On the commerce side, of course the app makes it a lot easier to spend money on the PlayStation Network. The app allows you to browse the PSN and purchase games, which will then be automatically pushed to your console. So, that means you can buy games from Sony's site, from Amazon, in the store on the console, or through the app. The only trouble you may have is if your Internet connection is slow. 

Lastly, the app will send you game alerts, notifications, and invitations, as well as letting you use your mobile device as a keyboard for your PS4. No more typing with the DualShock controller!

Download: PlayStation App (Android & iOS)
source: The Next Web

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posted on 14 Nov 2013, 17:29 7

1. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Didn't even know there was an app for Playstation. Seeing as how I am picking up my PS4 tonight, I am going to grab the app right away.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 15:46

17. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


App is awesome. Console is awesome despite the huge network issues it had at first. Seems to be working very well, at least for now. Now some more exclusive titles would be awesome ...

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 17:33 2

2. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Considering the system hasn't fully launched yet and the select few out there are already having problems, I'll stick with Microsoft.

I can't post the link for some reason, but if you Google search it, the article is on ign.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 17:48 12

3. Hammerfest (Posts: 363; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Having issues and not fully launched yet... and yet you claim to stick with Microsoft... do you actually READ what you write and THINK about what it means?

You make my head hurt...

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:18

7. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


If you're referring to the problems with the 360, at least microsoft fixed their consoles for free and acknowledged the issue. They didn't tell their customers to "call back later."

Read the ign article it's all detailed in there.

Not to mention the PS3s had just as many problems at launch and throughout the launch of the console. Sony admitted that themselves.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:25

9. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


History of the console*

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:40

11. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 735; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


This link says otherwise, it is also from ign as you seem to trust them.

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2009/08/17/report-xbox-360-failure-rate-reaches-54

In 2009 the PS3 had far less issues than the X360.

BTW, if your beloved Microsoft can "fix" their consoles later then why can't Sony do it too?

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:47

12. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I'm not going to be drawn into an online argument when I can't even post links, because "I haven't been a member for 7 days"

You're posting a link that was 4 years old... not recent.

To answer your question the reason why is on ign's article about the new consoles already breaking. See above statement as to why I can't post the link. Google it it's there.

And I know personally that Sony didn't fix their consoles when they broke the way Microsoft did, is because I worked in management for GameStop for 6 years and we dealt with the backlash from it all 6 years I was there.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 08:43

15. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 735; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Didn't you read, i said "IN 2009" so i was aware it is 4 years old, everyone i know with a PS3 hasn't had problems with it. The X360 on the other hand..

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:00 4

5. phones522 (Posts: 91; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


In reports that Sony released it said that less than .2% of the consoles are having issues.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:13

6. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


There's no way considering how widespread the issue is, and how few of the consoles are actually out there, there's no way. ign's own test console broke...

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:22

8. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Read the ign article it's all listed there.

And the % according to Sony is .4% not .2%

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 23:06 3

14. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2274; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


HAAHHAHAHAHAH GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR XBONE. Darn it how stupid you are? PS4 is WAY better than Xbone. Everybody knows that.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 17:52 2

4. apple4never (Posts: 922; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i cant wait, i preorderd this thing

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:35 1

10. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


don't waste your time and money for this dumbed app, i frefer you to buy xbox one :)

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 08:44 2

16. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 735; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


You are absolutely right instead of getting a "dumbed" app lets get "dumbed" hardware compared to the PS4...

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 19:30

13. shawndog1 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 May 2011)


Working grate on note3 , now waiting for 12:01 AM ;b

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