PlayStation 4 iPhone, iPad & Android App Guide
How to connect your iOS or Android device to your new PlayStation 4.
In just a couple of days from now, US Modojo readers will be able to get their hands on Sony's brand-new PlayStation 4. It's not just a pretty black box to place beneath your television though - you can also connect it to your iOS or Android tablet or phone, and manage your gaming activity on the go. Here's everything you need to know about getting started with the mobile side of the PlayStation 4.
How do I connect my PlayStation 4 to the PlayStation App?
First, make sure that your phone and your PlayStation 4 are connected to the same network. Next, go to the section of your PlayStation 4 interface called Settings>PlayStation App Connection Settings>Add Device.
Next, open up the PlayStation App on your mobile phone, and select Connect to PS4. Enter the number displayed on the PlayStation 4 screen, confirm, and your devices are now synced.
How can I view my PSN activity on the PlayStation App?
First of all, swipe right towards the PSN page, then tap on Profile. From here, you'll be directed to the PSN website via your phone or tablet's browser. You'll need to sign in on the website, and then sign in again via your device.
What can I do with the PlayStation App?
Most of the functionality of the PlayStation App is to allow you to view information about your console, purchases and game progress when you're away from home. You can view trophies you've unlocked, manage your friends list, and also purchase new games via the store.
How do I find my Game Alerts in the PlayStation App?
Browse to the PSN section of the app, and then tap Game Alerts at the top of the screen. This will be marked differently when you have outstanding Alerts.
How do I send messages in the PlayStation App?
If you want to get in touch with your friends, head to the PSN section of the app, then tap Messages at the top of the screen. From here, you can view any messages you've been sent, and create any text or voice messages you want to send out to your friends. Even better, you can use your phone as a virtual keyboard which should make issuing messages much faster.
What does the Explore part of PlayStation App do?
At present, this part of the app is blocked out, but future content updates - and improved functionality - will be added to this section in the future. Make sure you keep the app updated all the time, so you can take advantage of what's new.