Allows you to start PlayStation game downloads away from home
Gain access to your PlayStation with your phone.
The PlayStation App gives you access to the games that you play on the system without being in front of the unit. The graphics are surprisingly good for an Android app and are realistic at times depending on the game that you play. You can easily see what your friends are playing and join in with them if you have time or if you want to get involved with the battle.
While playing games and searching for information with the PlayStation App, you can review your achievements and compare them with the others who are playing the same games. There is an option to chat with your friends while you're playing a game so that you have better communication to help with defeating enemies in the game. The app allows you to get notifications with games and any game alerts if there are any changes. Invitations are also sent from those who want you to play with them. Your keyboard can be used to play the games, but there are some games that you aren't able to play as the files are too large for the device.
- Receive notifications
- Chat online
- View multiple games
- Some games won't work completely
- Ads sometimes run rampant
- There is now a shortcut to PlayStation®Communities app.
- Split screen is now supported. (Android 7.0 and later)
- Stability during use of some features has been improved.
Potentially dangerous permissions
- CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
- READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
- WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.
- ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
- ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
- GET_TASKS: This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
- INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
- RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
- VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
- WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.