PS Vita 3.00 System Update Out Now

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PS Vita 3.00 System Update Out Now

Hi everyone! We’ve released a new system software update for PS Vita, version 3.00. This update includes some great features, like a new application called PS4 Link, which — you guessed it — allows PS Vita to connect to PS4 for Remote Play and Second Screen capabilities. We’re thrilled for everyone to see how PS Vita will be the ultimate companion device to PS4 through this application.

We made a video to highlight some of the key features in this new update. Have a look!

For an expanded list of the new updates included in PS Vita’s 3.00 system software, read on:

PS4 Link

The PS4 Link app has been added to the PS Vita system’s home screen. With this application, you can use your PS Vita to remotely control a PS4 system, and play a range of PS4 games on your PS Vita screen. When you’re playing a game on PS4 that supports second screen features, you can also display information from that game on your PS Vita and use it as a second screen.

Parental Controls

The Parental Controls application has been added to the home screen. You can now manage the duration of game play, and the use of games and videos that have parental controls. You can also control access to certain areas of the system, including the use of the Internet browser and Location Data.

Photos

ŸA Panoramic Camera setting has been added. You can now take panoramic photos on PS Vita, and look around the photo by using the PS Vita’s built-in motion sensor.

Friends

The application layout for Friends has been improved. There are now four tabs:

  • Find Player on PSN
  • Friends
  • Friend Requests
  • Players Blocked

Messages

The Group Messaging application name and icon have been changed to Messages. The application layout has also been improved, and you can now send and receive messages with friends and players on PS4 or on mobile devices installed with PlayStation App.

Party

The icon for the Party application has been changed. You can now voice chat and text chat with friends and players on PS4.

Email

You can now sync the contacts saved in your email account from services including Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. To sync your contacts, select Contact List > Options > [CardDAV Settings] > [Add CardDAV Account], and then follow the screens.

Content Manager

You can now use Wi-Fi to connect your PS Vita to a PS3, and transfer data between them. Your PS Vita and PS3 must be connected within the same network.‎ Also, to use this feature, the system software of the PS3 you’re using must be version 4.50 or later.

PS3 Remote Play

The Remote Play application name and icon have been changed to PS3 Remote Play.

Settings

You can now download future system software updates automatically.

Trophies

You can now display Trophies of PS4 software on your PS Vita. Rarity of the trophy cannot be displayed.

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  • Any chance of ditching the bubble UI in favor of something more closely resembling the PS4’s UI? I’m not sure if I’m alone in this, but the Vita’s interface really bugs me.

  • Need to add more PSone games bought Crash Bandicoot and cannot play on vita sadly. Also, Interface can be better.

  • @51 I thought that too but it has grown on me lol

  • and we still cant make our own playlists using the ps vita music app? cmon son…

  • i think it’s VERY IMPORTANT you guys start working on that 100 Icon Limit on the PSVITA
    it’s gonna be a pain during next year.
    on the other hand it’s always nice to recieve layout updates to keep things fresh. i hope in the future we can have Themes for the dashboard.

  • I really do not like that you are forcing another app on us that probably can’t be deleted, and is redundant with what’s in the system settings. I’ll never use it (just like a lot of these junk apps) and now I’ll be stuck with it taking up a slot in an already restricting 100 bubble limit (which that itself needs to be addressed).

    Everything else seems just fine, but pleased stop with the forced junk apps.

  • On the EU blog it says the update is coming today.Also any news on Vita TV.

  • in the future, can there be an update (if possible) for ds3 or ds4 to work on the vita like the vita tv or psp go. my vita’s right logic board is messed up and i can’t use the right analog stick, so i cant really play a majority of the games.

  • Dual Shock 4 support for use with Remote Play etc?

  • IF anyone is wondering..
    it’s out now.

  • DOWNLOADING!

  • You guys NEED to update the PS Vita store. Everytime I try to download a new game I have to restart my PS Vita for it to work properly. PLEASE improve the store a fix it because it is a DISASTER!!!!

  • How about the option to delete apps we dont want? like email, Network Operator, Welcome Park? and When is SCE gonna announced new AAA games?

  • @ 19 YagamiShinji How long have you been using vita and you don’t know how to remove bubbles xD it’s not even a problem that needs to be fix with a patch.

  • The PSVITA System Software Update is live now!!! Download, and give a try with “your common issues”. Maybe this time are solved… :)

  • 100 icon limit? and the new update How soon is soon?
    Thanks

  • @64 hazelcabug,
    There are certain bubbles like Welcome Park, Email, and others that can not be removed at all and as long as there remains a stupid 100 bubble limit all these do for many people is take up valuable space that could be used for games. Sony really has to be able to either allow you to erase these bubbles or the very least raise the limit.

  • Getting stuck on “Preparing to download” is a feature right? I sure hope that feature gets ported to the PS4!

  • With the price drop on Amazon & this new update for those that still haven’t bought a PS Vita. This is about as good as it gets mnot to mention the games as well coming out consistently.

  • any chance on getting an adapter out in the wild so the vita can connect to a tv like the VitaTV option

  • I demand Sid Shuman does the dialogue for more videos like this! =D

  • That’s cool and all but when are we going to get the Ps Vita 2000 model over here in the US!?!

  • the update is live

  • So update for PS Vita added parental control bubble that a I can’t delete, and 100 bubble limit makes it even worse!

  • As other said, please Sony, fix the stuck at downloading bug.

  • Think y’all could fix the store so it doesn’t freexe up my Vita EVERY TIME I download something?

  • “You can now display Trophies of PS4 software on your PS Vita. Rarity of the trophy cannot be displayed.”

    Does anybody know exactly what Sharon means by “rarity of the trophy?” Does it mean the usual trophy classification – platinum, gold, silver and bronze – or is it something else?

  • when u will support more languages written from right to left ? copy/paste feature , uploading videos to dropbox or something ? shame … 2 years for vita and u cant see this things

    drop the youtube app , make movies and music unlimited accessible on every ps vita device

  • My vita is now ready ;-)

  • DL it now as we speak… how much memory is this update going to take??

  • We still need an option to delete individual gamesaves data, because some devs have forgotten to input the option to do so in some of their games and they haven’t bothered patching them either.

  • stop talking about ps4 , i have only ps vita (not willing to buy ps4) and i ask u to make my vita experience much better

  • 1. One thing the FAQ didn’t even hint at is regarding Content Manager and the PS4, and this new update does nothing to help that – will we be able to transfer content (PS Vita/PS1/PSP/Minis games, videos, etc) to/from the PS4?
    2. Why are you adding a panorama feature when pretty much nobody uses the camera?
    3. In the CMA updates…..why is there no changelog?
    4. While you were updating the Messages app, why didn’t you remove the automatic refresh setting? Or better yet, add shorter time intervals? This is especially important when it comes to invites.
    5. Speaking of invites, can we now send images and invites to PS3 users (and vice versa)?

  • Thanks for the update. PS4 day one.

  • I DO appreciate the addition of new items.
    But I’m desperate for you guys to add CrunchyRoll and Hulu, and to upgrade the ancient web browser.
    It’s killing us Vita owners that video services you can find on garbage RCA $20 clearance specials aren’t available on the most technically advanced handheld gaming device.
    PLEEEEEASE.

  • My Vita wont turn on properly after updating. Launches to a black screen and doesn’t load any further. Super sad as I wanted to check out the new Firmware!

  • The most interesting thing aboout this update:

    “You can now display Trophies of PS4 software on your PS Vita. Rarity of the trophy cannot be displayed”

    I’m really curious about what this actually means.

  • Nice!!!! Now how about a PS3 firmware update including a brand new interface (getting bored with the old interface). If any of you guys like to play PSone classics, play them on the PS3 for now until they add more for the Vita.

  • Liking the new features that are on the home screen.

  • Remote play wasn’t that promised with my ps3 I’ll have to believ eit when I see it.

  • Happy to hear the Friends App has been redesigned. Now if you’d only redesign the Near app. I’ve had a Vita since launch and I still have no idea what it does or how to use it!!!

  • I am ready for the ps4 … bring it on!

  • When is the patch for the ps vita coming out!! whenever I download something it freezes. we’ve been complaining at this problem for a year now it’s ridiculous

  • So remote play works best when the PS4 is on an ethernet connection? How many people actually put their consoles on a LAN?

  • Thank you SO much Sony for adding two new applications which take up valuable space on a system that already has an unnecessary, arbitrary limit of 100 applications. There was clearly no reason to revamp the Remote Play LiveArea to support both PS3 and PS4, and no reason to add Parental Controls to the already existing ‘Settings’ app.

    Additionally, we continue to pretend that the cameras on the PS Vita aren’t awful by adding a panorama feature. Thank you so much for listening to us! We’re so very happy to influence how the Vita works.

  • Will the ‘preparing to download’ issue be addressed?

  • Hey Sony, any word on MP3/DNLA on the PS4?
    I think we would rather hear about this than the Vita FW..

  • still no avatar option for downloaded ones

  • I was really hoping for a better UI but oh well. The browser needs a serious upgrade. If my iPhone can deliver a great browser, why can’t vita?

    @95 Of core it works better over ethernet. Any internet connected device will work better wired.

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