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Sony Updates Official PlayStation Application to Get Ready For the PS4

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The next generation of gaming consoles is upon us, and Sony wants to make sure that Android users will be able to connect with the shiny new PlayStation 4 in ways that they had not been able to before. The official PlayStation app has been updated with lots of connectivity features for your Android device to control your new console. Unfortunately, all the changelog on Google Play has to offer is “the app has been updated,” but Sony has told us before what it will do. 

The ability for your device to connect to the PS4 as long as it is on the same WiFi signal is the big feature here. Through this connection, you will be able to chat with your PlayStation friends, browse the Store, and even buy games to push them to your console. You can access all sorts of content to consume on the console. For games that have the capability, your phone can even work as a second screen for information. This application will be a must-have for any PS4 owners, so now we just need the console itself.

PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? Who you got?

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  • CircularPastry

    “PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? Who you got?”
    I have to pick? I’m getting both, exclusives are part of the game…

  • Marsg

    Not gonna sleep at all this weekend, CoD ghosts already here and battlefield 4 coming with the ps4

  • http://www.youtube.com/lordstickmax LordStickMax

    getting both, i preordered before the rush. however, i think i might sell the ps4 as there are no games i want to play. capitalize on the high demand of the system. also, with all the low res bs on the xbox one, i will probably play most of my games on pc.

  • LOLOWNED

    PS4 is a joke. Getting features Xbox 360 has had for over a year. Yawn. Any moron who thinks the 1080p vs 720p makes a lick of difference in those titles needs to get out more. PS4 will flop just like PS3.

    • MReprogle

      Yeah, getting features that the 360 never took advantage of. I wouldn’t mind seeing their try at it to see if it can actually be a useful app. The Smartglass app is awful IMO.

  • NYAvsFan

    PS4! is it Friday yet!?!?! Games came yesterday, wait is killing me.

  • shelooga

    33 more hours til I can pick it up. c’mon…c’monnnn!

  • KaoriCamellia

    I wonder when they’ll open up PS Mobile to more phones, or at the least make it so you don’t need root to run it on non Xperia devices. I want a crack at some of those Mobile-only games!

  • Mr E

    PS4 (Battlefield 4) 900p
    Xbox One (Battlefield 4) 720p

    PS4 (COD: Ghosts) 1080p
    Xbox One (COD: Ghosts) 720p

    I can’t afford either, but if I could I would go with PS4.

    P.S. Im no fanboy.

    • zurginator

      PC: 6070 x 1200

      Oh, and backwards compatibility. ;-)

      • BroRob

        Bazinga!

  • Futbolrunner

    I bought a Day One Xbox during Best Buy’s replenishment last month, but I’m thinking of selling it to get a PS4 when they come back in stock. Been a PS owner from the beginning.

    The capabilities and possibilities of the Kinect is what keeps me intrigued. Plus, the gf loves the upcoming Zumba and Insanity workouts w/ Kinect.

  • Dre Fay

    PS4 on lay-a-way at the WAWA!!!!!!!!!

  • EvanTheGamer

    The Xbox One ALL THE BLOODY WAY! (Downvote all you want, I don’t mind. :)

  • MichaelFranz

    I’ll have mine, midnight tomorrow for launch. Already got a second controller, COD: Ghosts, and picking up 3 more games. target has a buy 2 get 1 free promo this week. I need to decide what games to get.

  • Zander

    Now if only my PS4 would ship from Amazon…. D: the anticipation is killlling me.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      hmmmm they should ship today for 2 day shipping right?…… Got mine on the way too but it’s definitely slated to be sold on ebay

      • Zander

        Yeah it should, I got the launch day edition. I’m assuming Amazon has multiple warehouses with them around the US so it won’t take long to ship to anyone which is why they still haven’t shipped yet.

    • KaoriCamellia

      Some of my friends with it on order have gotten their ‘preparing to ship’ confirmations as of a couple of hours ago. Keep checking!

    • BroRob

      My status hasn’t changed yet, but they have a warehouse here in Phx and I usually get next day delivery with my 2 day Prime shipping. They might be waiting on mine because I’m local. Kit Kat Anxiety for my N7 and N10, and now THIS?? I think I’m having a panic attack! ;-)

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I’ll probably get the PS4 when some more exclusives drop next year. Definitely getting the Xbox One first though. Love the media features.

  • Bobby Cornwell

    Been waiting for an official app like this for a long time! Nice.

  • Jason V

    PS4 DDR5 and $100 cheaper, that is all

    • Bobby Cornwell

      Game. Set. Match!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I mean the Kinect does add a lot of value since microsoft does put a ton of effort into the development, especially for this version. Pretty much the only difference in cost in the Kinect being bundled.

      I don’t think Raw specs will really matter for the most part since most of the 3rd part games will have a high level of parity

      • adh328

        I have no need for a camera, just give me a controller and a game and tv and I’m set. Voice commands take longer sometimes, in my opinion.

  • Guest

    Why does this look like it was made for Windows.

  • EnterTheNexus

    PS4 all the way. This is why it beats the XBox One…Upvote this for PS4, downvote for Xbox One.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Is there a way to upvote and downvote? lol

      I’m not sure I’ll get either this year(money woes), but definitely next year for sure. The games on both the Xbox One and PS4 look awesome!

      • Andy Stetson

        upvote as you, logout and downvote as guest ;)

        • EvanTheGamer

          I was partially kidding. hahah

          • Andy Stetson

            so was i, hence the winky xD

          • EvanTheGamer

            Ah ha…guess I didn’t pick up on that. lol

    • Andy Stetson

      Not to sound like i’m defending Xbone, since i’m a PS guy, but Microsoft already has Xbox Smartglass. Which will very likely (i have no source on that) be updated to support the Xbone, expecially now that he PS app supports the PS4.

    • Warwick

      Getting both :D cant up and down :/

    • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

      Picking up my ps4 on friday. Have assassin’s creed, COD Ghosts and an extra controller. REady for the weekend. I just wish watchdogs wasn’t postponed.

      • adh328

        I’ve kind of given up on Watchdogs :/. Cancelled my preorder.

        • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

          Looks like a lot of people have done that. The special edition is now available for preorder. I’ll hold on to it and see what happens.

  • Kyle Miller

    PS4!

    • Capt. Crunch

      PC Master Race!!!

      • kixofmyg0t

        STFU.

        • Capt. Crunch

          Thank you for that insightful response.

          • kixofmyg0t

            Nobody cares for the master race BS circle jerk. Being a PC gamer is fine, I’m one too. But the “PC Master Race!” crap is absolutely cringe worthy. Grow up.

          • Capt. Crunch

            You do realize that most of the PC Master Race stuff is over exaggerated for fun. We don’t actually believe Gabe Newell is god, we just enjoy PC gaming.

    • Warwick

      Can’t wait til Friday!