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PS4 companion app out now ahead of console's NA launch

PlayStation App has been updated on Android and iOS with a stack of PS4-friendly content and features ahead of the console's North American launch on Friday.

Although a PlayStation app has been available for a few years now, the new version has a couple of extra features and has a new visual style reminiscent of the PS4's user interface.

The app's feature list is as follows. It's worth noting that the chat system is cross-platform with Vita and PS4.

  • See what your friends are playing, compare trophies, and view your profile or recent activity.
  • Chat with your friends; receive notifications, game alerts, and invitations, and then use your mobile device as an on-screen keyboard for your PS4 system.
  • Browse PlayStation Store, pick-up the latest hit games and add-ons, and then push them to your PS4 system so they are ready when you get home.
  • Take advantage of the in-app second-screen features, when available, for greater challenges and control.
  • Quickly access PlayStation system guides, manuals, and PlayStation.Blog.

Grab the free app from the App Store or Google Play. You'll need a PSN ID to take full advantage.

The PlayStation 4 arrives in North America on November 15 and comes to Europe and selected further territories on November 29.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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