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



1. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

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

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

3. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

The whole thing is a gimmick People want a powerful system that plays video games, not some social POS shoved down our throats

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

5. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

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

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