Tag: Apps

  • News PS Plus Premium Members Get Free Movies with New PS5, PS4 Streaming App

    For the watchers

    Another media application joins the ranks today, 5th October, on PS5 and PS4. The Sony Pictures Core app, formerly Bravia Core on Sony's smart TVs, is rolling out on PlayStation consoles, giving you access to the company's wide range of films on demand. After signing up, you'll be able to rent or buy thousands of Sony Pictures...

  • News This Android App Will Transform Your PS5, PS4 Remote Play Experience

    PlayStation portable

    We’ve never had much luck with Remote Play. While we used the feature sparingly on our PS Vita, the results left a lot to be desired, with constant drop-outs and macroblocking making all but the most passive releases unplayable. We observed similar results using the official app on a variety of our phones. But having...

  • News Paramount Plus Starts Streaming to PS5 in USA

    Another mountain of movies and shows

    For those of you looking to streamline [Haha - Ed] your spaghetti of set-top boxes, Paramount Plus is now streaming to the PS5 in USA. While the service itself is not new, it’s one of the more recent additions to ever growing #Content cocktail, offering exclusive series like Yellowstone and, er, Halo. Wonder...

  • News PlayStation Discord Integration Reportedly Coming in March 2023

    Provided everything goes according to plan

    The long-awaited integration of the popular VoIP and instant messaging social platform Discord with our own beloved PlayStation is reportedly coming in March 2023, and to be more precise, on the 8th. That's according to sources familiar with the subject, who spoke to industry insider Tom Henderson of...

  • News Spotify's PS5 App Upgraded to Native New-Gen Version

    We like the sound of that

    As was the case with Disney+ up until very recently, Spotify’s app on PS5 was actually running in PS4 backwards compatibility. While this had no material impact on the music service’s features and functionality – unlike with Disney’s aforementioned streaming service, which lacked native 4K streaming on Sony’s...

  • News Disney + Relaunched on PS5 with 4K HDR Support

    In glorious technicolour

    The long-anticipated PS5 upgrade for Disney + has launched today, allowing subscribers to stream in 4K HDR quality at last. One of the bigger complaints when Sony’s new-gen console launched was that the app for Disney’s streaming service was technically running in PS4 backwards compatibility, limiting the quality of its...

  • News Discord Integration Allegedly Imminent for PS5

    Months away, apparently

    Sony will allegedly bring full Discord integration, including voice chat, to the PS5 in the “coming months”. This follows Xbox manufacturer Microsoft beating PlayStation to the punch – despite the latter investing in the social media platform. According to

  • News BBC Sounds App Brings More Music, Radio, and Podcasts to PS5, Available Now

    Sounds good

    The PS5 launched with a good range of media applications alongside the lineup of games, and it's steadily been adding more since. The latest app to join the fun is BBC Sounds, which gives you access to the BBC's range of radio, music playlists, and podcasts. It's available to install now. "From today, listeners with PS5s can enjoy live...

  • News BBC iPlayer Is Now Available on PS5

    TV app finally makes the jump

    BBC iPlayer, the movie and TV application available on basically everything, has been absent on PlayStation 5 this past year. Today, though, the corporation has finally brought the app to PS5. It's now available for PS5 users to download via the Media screen. Just go into the All Apps section and look for BBC iPlayer...

  • News Anime Streaming App Funimation Overhauled on PS5, PS4

    New interface and options

    Sony subsidiary and popular anime streaming service Funimation has a new app on PlayStation 5 and PS4, which completely overhauls the user interface for fans. Available now on the aforementioned formats, the updated app includes a bunch of oft-requested features, including customisable subtitles and a schedule of upcoming...

  • News Apple TV Plus Seemingly Streaming to PS5, PS4 Soon


    Got enough room in your life for one more television streaming application? Speculation has it that Apple TV Plus will soon stream to the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, as the iPhone maker is in contact with Sony about bringing its service to the systems. Some of the standout content on the Netflix-esque platform include The Banker...

  • News EA Access Officially Rebranded EA Play, PS4 App Overhauled

    Play has no limits

    As announced last week, EA Access has been officially rebranded EA Play today. The membership service has retained all of its features – including access to an ever-growing vault of legacy software, discounts on software, and early access trials – but has been given a fresh lick of paint as part of its new name. If you’ve...

  • News PlayStation Communities Smartphone App Has Been Shut Down

    Feature now only accessible on PS4

    We're pretty fortunate to have a PlayStation 4 Community that still sees some activity, but we wonder how many people interact with it on their phones? Not many, it would seem, as Sony has pulled the plug on the iOS and Android app dedicated to the PS4 feature. Presumably closed due to a lack of activity, the...

  • News BBC's PS4 iPlayer Updated with 4K Ahead of Inaugural England Match

    Tunisia in

    The BBC is killing it at the moment, with its PlayStation VR powered World Cup experience in particular dropping jaws. However, it’s not done kicking competitor ITV while it’s down just yet, as it’s just updated the PlayStation 4’s iPlayer app to support 4K streaming on the PlayStation 4 Pro ahead of England’s first match versus...

  • News Spotify App Receives a Spring Clean on PS4

    Update for audio

    The PlayStation 4’s excellent Spotify app has received a bit of a spring clean today, upgrading its user interface ever so slightly. While the changes are admittedly minimal, we’ve just had a browse around and it’s a definite improvement over the previous build. Your app should update automatically if your PS4’s in Rest...

  • TGS 2017 Enjoy the Sounds of Japan Studio with PlayStation VR

    Orchestral app on the way

    Earlier this year, Sony hosted a concert at the Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall in Kawasaki, where the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra and the Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus performed various pieces of music from the developer's diverse collection of games. This included compositions from Gravity Rush, The Last Guardian, and much more. And...

  • News You Better Believe There Are PaRappa the Rapper Stickers on iPhone Now

    Step on the gas

    Kick, punch, it's all on your iPhone – or at least it will be if you download this official PaRappa the Rapper sticker pack. Sony's released the set of digital graphics to coincide with PlayStation's most popular pooch coming to the PlayStation 4. If you want to give someone nightmares, we recommend repeatedly sending them pictures...

  • News New PlayStation Communities App Lets You Keep Up with PSN Friends on iOS, Android Devices

    Best buds

    Eager to join a few PlayStation 4 communities but can't be arsed sifting through all the menus on your console? Well no worries, because Sony's got your back with a new PlayStation Communities app that's just released on iOS and Android devices. The app has full community functionality, allowing you to browse groups, join them, send...

  • News Free Updated UEFA Champions League PS4 App Is a Must for Footy Fans

    Get in

    We were reasonably big fans of last season's UEFA Champions League app on PlayStation 4, so it's nice to hear that the thoughtful little download is getting an update. For those out of the loop, this free app primarily lets you keep track of Champions League scores, fixtures, and tables. You can also have it running in the background while...

  • News Twitch Streams to PS Vita Screens with New App

    Live and kicking

    While Sony's busy removing apps from the PlayStation Vita, Twitch has opted to roll out its own official client for the portable. The free download – which weighs in at 16.7MB and is available now in Europe – will allow you to watch livestreams and recorded videos, and is even compatible with the ill-fated PlayStation TV. It's...

  • News Get Champions League Score Updates While You Play PS4

    And radio commentary

    Fair play to Sony: we quite like the Champions League app on the PlayStation 4. For those of you that haven't been using it since launch, it basically includes a simple fantasy football game and score predictor mode, as well as classic match highlights and more. But the latest update includes some nifty features, including live...

  • News Recreate Gogglebox with the All 4 App on PS4

    Hollyoaks, here we come

    Just in time for Christmas: the All 4 app is launching today on the PlayStation 4. This means that you'll be able to spend your holidays watching old episodes of Peep Show, while simultaneously declaring Homeland's Claire Danes "the one". The app will, of course, include access to Channel 4 catch-up content, as well as...

  • News Stay in Touch with PlayStation Messages App for iOS, Android

    App happy

    As the old adage goes: one app is never enough, so why not have another one? Sony's whipped PlayStation Network messaging functionality out of the PlayStation app, opting to create a standalone PlayStation Messages app to complement it. Available right now for iOS and Android devices, the free download promises to help you "contact your...

  • News PS4's Twitch App Streams to the NA PlayStation Store

    Stream scene

    If you've been twitching over the prospect of watching people play video games on your, er, video game console ever since a native Twitch app was announced for the PlayStation 4, then you may be thrilled to learn that the functionality has rolled out in North America today. It's important to note that this isn't a replacement for Live...

  • News 7 Reasons You Should Grab the PlayStation Access App on PS4

    Like, share, subscribe

    Sorry, we're not really going to list out seven reasons why you should download the PlayStation Access app on the PlayStation 4, that was just a gag… About the team's countdown lists… And YouTube… And – never mind. We are big fans of the channel, though, and figured that you should know that you can get your regular...

  • News Twitch App to Stream to PS4, PS3, and Vita This Year

    Watch people play games on your games console

    The stream scene has been twitching for one very important feature since the PlayStation 4's launch: a native Twitch app allowing all broadcasts to be viewed on the new-gen console. There's good news coming out of TwitchCon 2015 today, then, as it's been announced that a new client will deploy on the...

  • News Sony Unlikes Facebook on PS3, Vita, and PlayStation TV

    Zapping Zuckerberg

    Sony's dumping Facebook functionality from the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation TV. The features will be fully terminated in January 2016, though various applications have already been removed from the PlayStation Store. "We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding," a...

  • News Play UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football Exclusively on PS4

    They are the champions

    Isn't it nice when marketing initiatives actually result in pleasant things? Sony's partnership with the UEFA Champions League – the biggest club football competition on the planet, Americans – has been running for years now, but this season it's decided to create a pretty nifty app for the PlayStation 4. Unimaginatively...

  • Guide How to View Photos, Play Music, and Watch Videos with PS4 Media Player

    Use your home network or USB drive to access all of your entertainment

    Sony put a big emphasis on games when it launched the PlayStation 4, and its laser focused marketing won the hearts and minds of gamers. But as its new PlayStation Vue commercial so astutely illustrates, just because games are the focus of the format, doesn't mean that owners...

  • Rumour ITV and Channel 4 Streaming to UK PS4s

    'Appy now?

    Does anyone even watch television "live" anymore? Fair enough, sporting events are best enjoyed as they happen, but we can't remember the last time that we sat down at 19:00PM on the dot to catch the latest episode of Emmerdale – it's all about on-demand these days. It's frustrating, then, that the PlayStation 4 has been missing the ITV...

  • News You Can Finally Watch Taylor Swift Videos on PS4, PS3

    Everything has changed

    Spotify may be missing Taylor Swift's back catalogue, but Vevo will fill that Blank Space. The music video streaming service – owned and maintained by Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Google – will be launching on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Europe later today, bringing its massive library of...

  • News HBO GO Sits in the PS4's Iron Throne from Today

    Ice and fire

    It's taken its sweet time, but HBO GO will finally stream to the PlayStation 4 from today in North America. The application will work just like the PlayStation 3 version, and will ask you to authenticate your console with your current cable/satellite service through here. Once you've done so, you'll be free to catch up with shows like...

  • News Spotify Streams to PS4, PS3 in Partnership with PlayStation Music

    Music Unlimited out on its ear

    Fans of every artist except Taylor Swift will be able to treat their ears to some premium audio streaming on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 this year, as Sony has teamed up with Spotify to launch a new PlayStation Music service. This will deploy in 41 markets around the world soon, and will bring with it all 30...

  • News PS Vita App Near Will Cease Searching for Game Goods Soon

    Sony also pulling the plug on YouTube

    This isn't going to do anything to reassure people that the PlayStation Vita is alive and well. Sony has announced this morning that it will be discontinuing support for the YouTube, Maps, and Near applications on its flagship handheld soon. The video streaming software will be delisted from the PlayStation...

  • Guide How to Increase the Number of Apps Displayed on the PS4's Home Screen

    More content

    We reckon that the PlayStation 4’s user interface is incredibly slick, but there is one major flaw that lets the overall design down. This pertains to the main content ribbon, which can extend for an eternity if you’ve got a lot of games and apps installed. Thankfully, PS4 firmware update v2.00 fixes this issue by stashing...

  • Guide How to Access the PS4's YouTube Application

    The cats are calling

    Even we thought it was strange when the PlayStation 4 launched without a native YouTube application – but we suppose that this is the same company that just deployed PlayStation TV without Netflix. Fortunately, the format holder has realised the error of its ways, and dropped Google’s video streaming service onto its system...

  • News You Won't Be Doing Much Video Streaming on PlayStation TV

    Turn off

    Sony may want to check that it’s not breaking any advertising standards here, as the PlayStation TV seems like a pretty poor video streaming system. Back at E3 2014 earlier in the year, a laborious Shawn Layden monologue mentioned that the diminutive device would host plenty of “video and music streaming services”. As it turns out, it...

  • E3 2014 Sony's New PS4 App Brings You Even Closer to the Greatest Show on Earth

    Front row seats

    Sony’s got so little to show at E3 2014 that it’s built a brand new application for PlayStation 4 owners in the United States that will bring you closer to the action than ever before. Available to download from the PlayStation Store right now, the digital download feels like an evolution of

  • News Sky Go and Now TV Send a Signal to PS4 This Summer

    The sky's the limit

    While the PlayStation 4 may be a much more capable gaming console than the PlayStation 3, it’s yet to really catch up to its predecessor in the media department. Fortunately, the format holder is hoping to close that gap in the UK this summer by teaming up with media giant Sky to bring both Sky Go and Now TV to its next...

  • Rumour Is Sony Pumping Up the Volume with a PS4 Music Player?

    Turn it up

    A basic music player is arguably one of the greatest oversights on the PlayStation 4 right now. Sony has admitted in interviews that it didn’t anticipate the outrage regarding the system’s inability to play MP3s, and stressed that it would

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 1.70 to Be Accompanied by PlayStation App Update

    Master the MySpace angle

    We know that you’re all excited for PlayStation 4 firmware update v1.70, but if you put down your pitchforks for long enough, then we come bearing news. Sadly, we don’t have a release date, but we do have some information pertaining to an impending update to the smartphone-based PlayStation App. According to...

  • Opinion Could SHAREfactory on PS4 Become a Bit of a Cash Cow?

    The cost of creativity

    When the reports regarding an overhauled video editing suite for the PlayStation 4 first dropped, we weren’t expecting it to offer much. You’re already able to add titles to video clips on the Xbox One, and so we were anticipating something similar on Sony’s next-gen machine. However, when rumours relating to the...

  • News Prepare for PS Vita Pets with Smartphone App Puppy Parlour

    Is that a puppy in your pocket?

    While shareholders plead with Nintendo to put their properties on iOS and Android devices, Sony is already casually doing just that. The platform holder recently released Knack’s Quest, a companion to the PlayStation 4 adventure created by Japan Studio – and now it’s followed up with PlayStation Vita

  • News This Is as Close as You're Likely to Get to Playing Grand Theft Auto V on Your Vita

    Give him the chop

    You may recall a tiny little game from last year called Grand Theft Auto V. It was a pretty low key affair, only managing to make a measly $1 billion in three days, so we really can't blame you if it passed you by. Jokes aside, the perceptive among you will remember that the boisterous behemoth shipped with a free

  • News PlayStation Vita Gets App Happy in North America

    Anime, hockey, and concerts

    Starting now in North America, you'll be able to download three new applications for your PlayStation Vita: Crunchyroll, NHL GameCenter Live, and Qello. Adding to the long list of apps that already includes the likes of Crackle, Facebook, Flickr, NBA Game Time, Netflix, Skype, Tune In Radio, and YouTube, it's safe to say...

  • News HBO GO Starts Streaming to Your PS3 Today

    Turn on your TV

    The very popular and often asked for HBO GO application is finally making its way to the PlayStation 3 today, killing you productivity in the process. Downloading the software will allow you to stream shows such as True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, and, of course, Game of Thrones. Back in January, company gaffer Richard Plepler...

  • News You're Not Going to Be Able to Watch EastEnders on the Vita Any Time Soon

    Dubba dubba

    Watching full episodes of EastEnders via the Game Gear’s chunky television adapter was a real technological breakthrough back in the early 90s, but it’s not so impressive anymore. Unfortunately, while the PlayStation Vita is fully capable of taking us on a technicolour tour of Walford, the BBC seems less keen on the idea. Responding...

  • News HBO GO Streams Game of Thrones to PS4 and PS3 Soon

    Fit for a king

    Soon you’ll be able to sit on your throne watching on-demand episodes of Game of Thrones, as Sony has announced that streaming service HBO GO is heading to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The oft-requested application’s absence has been a source of Sony supporters’ sadness for some time, but is finally set to send a signal...

  • News Sly Cooper's the Latest Sony Series to Sneak onto Tablets and Smartphones

    Sly devils

    Sony’s not going third-party, but it sure doesn’t seem to care about putting its wares on mobile platforms at the minute. Following in the hurried footsteps of endless runner Ratchet & Clank: Before the Nexus and match three adventure Knack’s Quest, the platform holder has now tossed Sly Cooper spin-off

  • News You'll Be Able to Use Your Vita to Take PS4 Title Yakuza Ishin Everywhere

    Historical setting, future technology

    Companion applications are all the rage these days. Developers are employing smartphones and tablets to augment second screen experiences in many of their games, but SEGA is going one step further than the usual roster of maps and statistics in Yakuza Ishin. Instead, the upcoming PlayStation 4 adventure will...