Starting later today, the new PlayStation Mobile App will begin rolling out globally via the Apple App and Google Play Stores. The PS App has been reimagined to to enhance your gaming experiences on both PS4 and PS5, bring with it new features and a new user interface.
The PS App bring back in the Messaging feature, which was split out into a separate app some years ago. The PS App also has a better, fully integrated, PlayStation Store instead of linking out to the web-based version.
As with the recently announced PlayStation Store changes, the new app will no longer let you purchase or download PSP, PS Vita or PS3 games – you will have to use the respective console to purchase games instead.
Here’s a list of the key features for PS App:
- Updated user interface –The first thing you’ll notice is the sleek new user interface of the redesigned PS App. The new home screen lets you quickly see what your friends are playing and access details about your recently played games, including your Trophy List.
- Messages integration – For a unified experience, the PS Messages app feature will now be integrated in the updated PS App so you can seamlessly message your friends all in one place. As part of this integration, PS Messages will no longer be available as a standalone app. Your existing messages and threads in PS Messages will be carried over to the updated PS App.
- Voice Chat and Party Groups – You can now create party groups from PS App, and voice chat with up to 15 other friends though your mobile phone. Also, a note to fans: the PlayStation team is looking into your feedback around the Parties changes introduced in the PS4 system software update 8.00. There are no updates to share today, but thanks for speaking up about your concerns – we’re listening and evaluating.
- Natively integrated PlayStation Store and remote downloads – The new native PS Store experience enables fast and smooth shopping and browsing, with the ability to remotely download games and add-ons directly to your PS4 and PS5.
- New features for PS5 – When PS5 arrives, you’ll be able to remotely launch games, manage storage on your console if you run out of space while downloading a game, and quickly sign in to PS5 straight from the PS App.
- All the latest PlayStation news – The Explore tab surfaces Official News from game developers and PS Blog content to help you stay up to date with the world of PlayStation.