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Sony is launching a new PlayStation app

October 30, 2020

Chat with friends, get the latest news and use them to remotely download games to your PS4 or PS5.

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This article has been translated from our English edition.

Sony is launching a new PlayStation app
Sony is launching a new PlayStation app

This story originally appeared on PCMag

Sony did a major house cleaning ahead of the PlayStation 5 launch next month. The PlayStation Store has been redesigned and access to games prior to PS4 has already been restricted. We were also introduced to the redesigned UI used on the PS5 and now we have a new PlayStation mobile app to play with.

As PlayStation.Blog explains, Sony has redesigned the PlayStation app with a focus on PS4 and PS5. It will be available worldwide on mobile devices with iOS 12.2 or higher and Android 6.0 or higher, and promises a much smoother experience than before. To use it, you’ll need your PlayStation Network login credentials.

When redesigning the app, Sony focused on the games you are currently playing, but also what your friends are doing, and made it easy to interact with them. PS News is no longer available as an application as Sony has integrated the messaging system into the new PS application. This means that all communication takes place in one place and you can now talk to up to 15 friends via the app.

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In addition to a better experience with friends, Sony has incorporated the native PlayStation Store experience. So it is possible to download games remotely to your PS4 or PS5, including DLC ​​packs for games already installed. Especially for the PS5, it is possible to start games remotely and manage the console’s memory via the application.

Finally, there is a Browse tab which has the latest official developer news, as well as all of the PlayStation.Blog content.