PlayStation 4 Second Screens App Coming to Android, iOS

February 21, 2013

After announcing the PlayStation 4, Sony revealed that a second screen companion app will be released for Android and iOS devices. While the PS Vita dedicated handheld will get remote play functionality, gamers can also use their smartphones and tablets as second screens to do things like viewing maps while playing games, purchase games when away from home and download them directly to the PS4 console, or remotely watch others playing on their devices. Check out Sony’s official statement below.

Press Release:
PS4 integrates second screens, including PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita), smartphones and tablets, to wrap gamers in their favorite content wherever they are. A key feature enabled by second screens is “Remote Play” and PS4 fully unlocks its potential by making PS Vita the ultimate companion device. With PS Vita, gamers will be able to seamlessly pull PS4 titles from their living room TVs and play them on PS Vita’s beautiful 5-inch display and intuitive dual analog sticks over Wi-Fi networks. It is SCEI’s long-term vision is to make most PS4 titles playable on PS Vita.

A new application from SCE called “PlayStation®App” will enable iPhone, iPad, and Android based smartphones and tablets to become second screens. Once installed on these devices, users can, for example, see maps on their second screens when playing an adventure game, purchase PS4 games while away from home and download it directly to the console at home, or remotely watch other gamers playing on their devices.

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