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PlayStation 4 Android companion app demoed, comes with second screen functionality

Sony demoed a PlayStation 4 Android companion app at the Tokyo Game Show, saying that the mobile app will offer some sort of second screen functionality for certain titles.
September 20, 2013
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Taking the stage at the Tokyo Game Show 2013 earlier this week, Sony has demoed its PlayStation 4 companion app for mobile devices, which will offer second screen functionality to users, among other features.

The application will work on Android and iOS devices and will let you control the console by simply touching the “Connect to PS4” button found inside the app.

In addition to controller-like features for some of the future PS4 games, the application will also give users access to the PlayStation Network environment, as they’ll be able to check out achievements, trophies and chat with friends or accept invites for multiplayer games.

Users that will install the app on their mobile devices will also be able to check out the activity of their friends in the “What’s New” section and post updates on Twitter and Facebook from within the app.

Sony PlayStation 4 Android app

The PlayStation 4 console will launch later this year, so it’s actually not really surprising to see Sony introduce an application that can connect a player’s game world with his or her mobile experience. After all, Microsoft does it as well for its Xbox – with the SmartGlass app – so we have definitely expected Sony to include some sort of mobile integration for its new gaming console.

However, it’s not clear at this time when the mobile app will be available for download. We’ll also remind you that Sony already has an official PlayStation app in the Google Play Store.