The new PlayStation App which includes PS Messages rolls out today, details here

The new updated PlayStation App has been unveiled by Sony and will be rolled out globally today via and update, but you must be running iOS 12.2 or later or Android 6.0 or later. “The PS App introduces fresh features such as voice chat, native PS Store integration, and a smoother experience delivered in an all-new design,” say Sony.

Alternatively the new PS App can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

The old PS Messages app will be retired in a couple of days so make sure you update to the new app!

Here’s a list of the key features for PS App:

  • Updated user interface – The first thing you’ll notice is the sleek new user interface of the redesigned PS App. The new home screen lets you quickly see what your friends are playing and access details about your recently played games, including your Trophy List.
  • Messages integration – For a unified experience, the PS Messages app feature will now be integrated in the updated PS App so you can seamlessly message your friends all in one place. As part of this integration, PS Messages will no longer be available as a standalone app. Your existing messages and threads in PS Messages will be carried over to the updated PS App.
  • Voice Chat and Party Groups – You can now create party groups from PS App, and voice chat with up to 15 other friends though your mobile phone. Also, a note to fans: the PlayStation team is looking into your feedback around the Parties changes introduced in the PS4 system software update 8.00. There are no updates to share today, but thanks for speaking up about your concerns – we’re listening and evaluating.
  • Natively integrated PlayStation Store and remote downloads – The new native PS Store experience enables fast and smooth shopping and browsing, with the ability to remotely download games and add-ons directly to your PS4 and PS5.
  • New features for PS5 – When PS5 arrives, you’ll be able to remotely launch games, manage storage on your console if you run out of space while downloading a game, and quickly sign in to PS5 straight from the PS App.
  • All the latest PlayStation news – The Explore tab surfaces Official News from game developers and PS Blog content to help you stay up to date with the world of PlayStation.
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  1. What exactly do you mean by ‘alternatively it can be downloaded…’? I guess it can only be downloaded in one of these two rubbish app stores and nowhere else.
    Of course, I don’t really want this app anyway, as it takes away my most used features, a store I can use in a meaningful way because there wouldbe a wishlist…
    I’ll probably be stuck with the old app for a while and upgrade sometime if the old app is broken. If I find the apk, that is.

    • I think the app you already have will update automatically to the new design. Alternatively, if you don’t already have the app, you can download it.
      I’ll also miss the wishlist feature.

      • I hope they add a feature that allows you to buy a game as a gift for someone.

      • None of my apps update, if I don’t want them to, none has access to anything Evil G.
        Let’s see when they really drop the wishlist feature, and how long they need to realise people may actually buy less because of it…

  2. Strange, I’m on android v10, my app hasn’t changed and there isn’t an update available for it.

    I guess it hasn’t rolled out as far as me yet.

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