Sony has released more details on its PlayStation App which was shown off during TGS 2013 last month during Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida’s ketnote.
The app, which launches alongside PS4 later this year will allow users to “take the PlayStation experience with them” wherever they go.
It allows users to stay in touch with friends, compare trophies, view friends’ activity including recorded or live-streamed gameplay on PS4 and access the PlayStation Blog.
“It’s an application that anyone can download for free on iOS and Android devices,” Yoshida told the PS Blog. “There are a variety of things you can do with it. You can connect to your PlayStation profile, and send messages – even voice messages – to friends between your smartphone and PS4.
“A friend on PS4 can also send out an invitation for a multiplayer game, which you can then check on the App, and you can also purchase PS4 games from PlayStation Store. Your game will immediately start downloading while you’re away.”
The app also offers “second screen gameplay features” on enabled titles such as The Playroom, which comes installed on PS4.
“There are many big publishers creating their own apps for their games, like Watch Dogs or Battlefield, and that’s great,” Yoshida added. “But smaller developers can use PlayStation App to connect to PS4 and load an application, like drawing software for example, so that you don’t have to download and install a specific app on your smartphone.
“It’s open to all PS4 developers to use.”
A more in-depth look at PlayStation App will be published closer to PS4’s launch.