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PS4 App Coming to PS Vita with Next Update

For those of you who’d like Sony’s PS4 PlayStation app, but are fretting because you don’t have an Android or iOS device (smartphone, or tablet), then don’t you worry, because the PS4 app will be coming to the PS Vita in its next firmware update.

In a tweet from Sony’s president Shuhei Yoshida, the reveal of the PS4 app coming to the Vita was rather nonchalantly announced in a response to a question about whether or not the app would be coming to the Vita.

The PS4 app itself will allow for remote downloads directly to your PS4, as well as messaging to your friends, and it even allow you to connect to your PlayStation profile – all while being nowhere near your PS4. Also, the PS4 app will let you use the Vita as a second screen for the PS4 – which was revealed to us during the PS4 reveal back in February.

Yoshida refers to the PS4 app as the “PS4 Link” app, which could be a suggestion that the PS Vita may be getting its own specific version of the PS4 app. Yoshida explained the PS4 app in a post over at official PlayStation EU blog, stating that:

“It’s an application that anyone can download for free on iOS and Android devices,” he said. “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.”

Although the the Vita’s PS4 Link app will be coming with its next update, the actual PS4 app itself will be out for Android and iOS in November to coincide with the launch of the PS4 itself.

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What do you think of the PS4 PlayStation app coming to the PS Vita? Let us know in the comments!

Chirps to Polygon, OPM, and PlayStation EU. Thank you for reading, and I’ll catch you next time!

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