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|Developer(s)||Sony Interactive Entertainment|
|Initial release||November 15, 2013|
|Operating system||iOS, Android|
|Available in||English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
The application allows users to:
- See which friends are online and what they're playing.
- Receive notifications, game alerts, and invitations.
- Customize PSN profile.
- View progress and compare trophies.
- Keep up with the latest activities from friends and following players.
- Get games and add-ons at PlayStation Store, and send remote requests to PS4 to download in background.
Sony has also developed other apps to complement the main app, such as PlayStation Messages for exchanging messages with PSN users, PlayStation Communities to view PS4 communities and PS4 Second Screen, to use the device as a second screen companion on select PS4 games as well as an on screen keyboard for quick and easy typing.
The first version of the app was released on November 15, 2013, the day of the PS4 North American launch. Version 1.70 was released on April 30, 2014 adding notifications, friend request links and custom profile pictures. Version 2.00 was released on October 27, 2014 adding tablet support. Version 2.50 released on March 26, 2015 added accessibility options. Version 3.00 released on September 30, 2015 added Events and guest log in. Version 3.10 added the ability to follow verified players and the messaging portion was spun off into its own app. Version 3.50 added the ability to create events. 4.00 allowed users to change their PSN avatar right from the app. A new app, PlayStation Communities was released on November 29, 2016.
The PlayStation App was completely redesigned on November 7, 2017 with improved load times. The second screen functionality was spun off into its own app and the ability to view live broadcasts and remove trophy lists with a completion rate of 0% were removed.
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- "Major PS4 System Software Update v2.00 Available Tomorrow". PlayStation.Blog. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
- "PS4 System Update 2.50 Available Tomorrow, Features Detailed". PlayStation.Blog. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
- "PlayStation Communities App Out Today on iOS and Android". PlayStation.Blog. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
- "PlayStation App Gets a Whole New Look". PlayStation.Blog. Retrieved 2017-11-24.