Sony on Friday announced that its new PlayStation App for Android will be launched in mid-November in certain markets, just in time for the PlayStation 4 arrival, its brand new gaming console.
The app will be available as a free download from the Google Play Store starting with November 13 (North America) , November 22 (Europe) and November 25/26 in Africa or just a few days ahead of the respective PlayStation 4 launch dates for these regions.
It’s going to offer users plenty of gaming-related features, social features (including chatting and watching friends play games) and even some PS4 controller / second screen action.
Furthermore, users will be able to browse the PlayStation official website for “news, blogs and game information,” but also purchase game content while away from home, which will be downloaded directly to PS 4, PS3 and PS Vita.
As for the controller part, the PlayStation App will let users wake from standby mode, switch to standby mode, use the Android device as a keyboard and interact with game content where supported (second screen support), as long as both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.
Here are other PSN-related features:
- Users can access their own profile screen.
- Users can access/compare their own and friends’ Trophy accomplishments.
- Exchange messages between PS4 systems, PlayStation 3 (PS3) systems, PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) systems, and mobile devices installed with PlayStation App.
- Access and filter friend profiles.
- Notify users about their friends’ shared activities on “What’s New”.
- Notify PS4 users when they receive any new notifications or game invitations. Users can also display their lists of game items.
Let’s hear it from gamers though, are you looking forward to getting a PlayStation 4 / PlayStation App combo?