Introducing the new PlayStation App, redesigned to enhance your gaming experiences on PS4 and PS5

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Introducing the new PlayStation App, redesigned to enhance your gaming experiences on PS4 and PS5

Updated PS App includes new UI layout, integrated messages feature, support for voice chat, and more.

Today we’re introducing new ways to amplify your connections with friends and the games you love to play even when you’re away from your console. We’re pleased to unveil the updated PlayStation App, reimagined to enhance your gaming experiences on both PS4 and PS5.

Starting later today, the PS App will begin to roll out globally through updates on iOS (12.2 or later) and Android (6.0 or later) mobile devices. The PS App introduces fresh features such as voice chat, native PS Store integration, and a smoother experience delivered in an all-new design.

Please note: the Android version of the update is a phased release and may take one week until the update is reflected on your mobile device.

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. 

If you don’t have the PS App yet, you’ll need an account for PlayStation Network to access the updated app. If you don’t have an account yet, please visit this link and follow the steps to sign up. 

The new PS App can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

Our team of dedicated designers and engineers has worked tirelessly to deliver our best companion app yet. Take it for a spin and let us know what you think in the comments!

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482 Comments

  • Can’t wait for the new update hoping they fix the party’s though not a big fan of the 8.00 update

  • It’s very frustrating to see the issue of being recorded in parties seemingly take a bigger spotlight than the real issue with update 8.0: removal of public parties as we knew them.

    Parties now make no sense. I can’t see what parties are going on and just hop into one when I want, so what’s the point of the party tab at all at this point? There is no point. That freedom has been taken from us when no one asked for these changes. I feel like Sony is totally missing this right now and focusing only on the recording issue. Which again really is a non-issue.

    I really don’t understand why so many people are complaining about the recording thing. Like it’s really not a big deal. You have a phone? You’re being recorded 100% of the time. Honestly, some people are so dense.

  • Would have been great if we would be able to watch shareplay of other players from app itself ?

  • playstation says : for ps4 and ps5 …
    and ps3 users?

  • Why are people excited for this update? All it’s doing is giving people discord, a very bare bones version. It’s not improving the party system that they ruined with 8.0, it’s not adding to the PS store (which they ended up stripping of features and older games) to make it mobile friendly. It’s bare bones. This update just feels like a downgrade on all fronts rather than an upgrade, just like 8.0.

  • Question? So there’s no more remote play for Ps3 ?

  • When is the update on iPhone

  • I really love the new design! But I can’t fint the new update for now! Hope the update be available soon. 👍🏻 Thanks PlayStation!

  • I honestly believe this is the most exciting announcement regarding the updates for the PS5 to day. I’m extremely happy to see the app has FINALLY gotten the attention it deserves (and a native PS Store at that!!!!).

  • Sounds really good, we’ll see how it goes when it’s actually in the wild though. The web store update was a massive disappointment, and a big step back in functionality.

  • Are you going to be able to view share plays through the app? I would assume not…

  • It would be nice for us who cant download it says not available in your country well thanks a lot!!!

  • Patiently waiting for the updated app to be available

  • waiting… patiently for the update

  • Can someone tell me will some countries be added? If yes which ones?

  • At last messages will be like before. When the app first launched everything was under the PS App. Not 5 different apps.

  • This looks awesome, I can’t wait for the update to come through! It’s missing a feature the new x box app has that’s really made me use the creation stuff and share stuff. You should be able to grab your screenshots/videos from the phone app so you can share them wherever you want not just a few Sony approved social networks. Would be nice to WhatsApp pics of Spiderman Miles Morales to my friends on xbox

    • *use the create and share stuff much less. 2 or 3 times I’ve transferred screenshots to pc via USB stick then shared them on WhatsApp/Telegram wherever else

  • I literally cannot find anything now on my Vita or PS3. The PS3 download lists crashes any time I try to use it. This really sucks.

    • Think that sucks? I downloaded Ys I & II Chronicles (PSP) for my Vita. Not only did I end up not enjoying the gameplay but it gave me major wrist cramps.

      I was gonna get the other Ys titles + Trails in the Sky on Vita. But I think I’ll pick them up on Steam now.

  • Looks pretty. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Looks like the same old app to me.

  • Cool Cool😎

  • Such a awesome improvement! Having a separate app for messaging was abit annoying, but this looks absolutely stunning! 💙

  • Hey Sony, you guys forgot to press the Send Update button

  • I have a Quick Question.

    How can I access Video Clips that I’ve taken from playing my games. I would love to get them so I can upload them to my YouTube Channel.

  • Question, is it at all possible to allow for this app(or at least the voice chat part) to be able to be used on a PC, I would like to have a way of communicating with my playstation friends when I use cross platform play

  • Ive been checking for this update since I heard about it. Its 8:30PM here and still haven’t seen anything about an update. Aside from that it looks pretty cool. If it works half as well as you make it seem it’ll be everything I’ve wanted from an app to connect with my console. Cant wait to have the PS5 either

    • Check in your app store for an update. I’m on Android and it was in there for me.

    • The app looks great and the layout is much better. But so far it’s a backstep in some ways with lost features. They seem to have overly simplified it and made it not user friendly at the same time. On the bright side tho, the foundation is much better then the old app and with a little more tweak and polish it be great

  • Can’t wait!

  • What’s about the communities feature. Why u don’t want it anymore? Communities on PlayStation were the reason to stay at PS4 for playing Fortnite and to find new players. If u remove the feature on PS5, the console will be hated so much I think. the commmunities were an integral part of the PS4 user interface, it is not fair to remove or limit them just because external complaints have been made about them.

  • I find the new interface to be very…coarse. Color scheme is good, gradients and animations are good, but there is too much padding, and it looks even more like an app posing as a browser. It’s a good start but definitely needs refinement.

    • Also, It looks like it was designed for people who have edgeless phones, which is not something this app needs to cater too.

  • But why (!) did you remove the wishlist section while still keeping it as a push notification option !?

  • Update is live on Android

  • When is this available? It’s still the old app in the iOS App store right now.

  • And can you please re-introduce Communities into the new app? It’s super annoying to be forced into using the console to use the Communities feature. It was a horrible mistake to shut that app down right at the beginning of the pandemic.

  • I like the new app but absolutely hate the new store layout. It’s such a step backwards in the wrong direction. Overly complicated to find anything and there seems to lack any categorization other than what’s pre-selected. Wishlists are also gone which stinks because I had a bunch of games saved to purchase either for myself or for others. And the obvious lack of a crossplay with Vita badge is not present. I get it, it’s a dead platform.. but if you’ve bought games that are compatible on the system, there should still be an icon to denote that it’s a crossbuy title.

  • Love the app but come on, why no landscape view on iPad? Fix that please.

  • Please bring back the wishlist! I already miss not being able to keep track of which games I want are on sale ;-;

  • Nothings changed yet

  • Well its 01.47am and still no app?everytime I go to Google play its just taking me to the old app.

  • LOVVVVEEE the new app! So many new updates! Great job you guys.

  • It’s after 9pm where I’m at and it’s still not available. No real rush, just wondering if my Note 8 through Sprint isn’t supported yet.

  • My Feedback:

    –Add Filter/Sort options for store and library page
    –Add wishlist or save later list for the store
    –Include product names below their thumbnails in the store to easier navigate the titles
    –The notification icon in-app needs a visual cue upon new notifications
    –Intergrate the PS Blog and account settings into the app
    –Im unable to view other users full profiles to access stuff like their friends list, etc.

  • Im enjoying the new update. Actually I love 💙 it. @Sony your staff did a fantastic job with the new UI 👌
    #PS4 #PS5 #Sony
    #fanforlife
    #bestgameconsole

  • Massive improvement over the old app.

    Only thing I want to see is the addition of PlayStation Hardware and Accessories added to both the App and PS5 Store.

    We should have a one stop shop for all PlayStation products.

    Honestly, I would not mind a section for Sony hardware as well. Keep games front and center, but give us easy access to the rest.

  • I have a Galaxy Note 10 + and its making me use the old versions of the apps(messages and ps app) I deleted and re-download and still doesn’t let me. My brother has a Galaxy s7 edge and its working fine for him.

  • Why did you get rid of the wishlist there was no reason for that

  • Please make the app available for Dominican Republic. There are millions of gamers here too!

  • Will the PS App become available for PC at some point? It would be nice to be able to voice chat with friends on my PC instead of using my PS4 or app on my phone, especially when it comes to playing games that are cross play.

  • After the update people cant heart me In Groups or even in chat voice of games.

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