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How to check PS5 downloads on the PS app

See how soon you can play your games from your phone.
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August 8, 2022

Wondering how long you must wait before playing your newest game? With the PlayStation app, you can monitor the download progress of your PS5 and PS4 games and be notified when they’re ready to play—no more waiting anxiously by the TV. Plus, your games will download faster with your console in rest mode. Here’s how to check downloads on the PS app.

Read more: How to link your PS5 to the PlayStation app

QUICK ANSWER

To check downloads on the PS app, navigate to your Library and select a game downloading to see a time estimate until it is playable.

How to check PS5 or PS4 downloads on the PS app

After you’ve linked your PS5 or PS4 to the PS app, you can browse the PlayStation store to buy games and download them to your console directly from your phone. The feature also comes in handy if you forgot to grab your free monthly PlayStation Plus games. Best of all, you can track the downloads of your games, so you’re not staring at your TV waiting for the progress bar to cross the screen.

Open the PS app and tap on a game from the Purchased section of your Game Library.

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From the game’s About page, select Download to console.

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If you don’t have enough storage space, see our guide on managing PS5 storage from the PS app. Otherwise, you’ll see the time until your game is playable and can monitor its progress.

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Feel free to get your snacks ready or charge your controller in the meantime. When your download finishes, you’ll receive a notification that your game is ready to play. Tap Play Now to launch the game on your console if you’re ready to jump right in.

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It’s as easy as that to download PS5 games and check their progress from the PS app. Just be aware that once you download a game, you will be ineligible for a refund from the PS store should you wish to return it.


Read more: How to use PlayStation Remote Play

FAQs

Yes, you can see all of your purchases and downloads from the PS app and manage your console storage.

If your download is in a queue, another game is currently downloading or updating on your PlayStation console. Once it is done, your game will begin to download.