Sony releases PlayStation app for iOS, Android users

The new app will enable gamers to use their device as a second screen to the PlayStation 4 and download games for the new console.

(Credit: Sony)

iOS and Android users who plan to buy a PS4 may want to check out Sony's new PlayStation app.

Now available at Apple's App Store and Google Play, the app offers several benefits for PlayStation 4 users.

You can use your iOS or Android device as a second screen and remote control to display and manage the action from compatible PS4 games. You can shop at the PlayStation Store to buy and download games and add-ons for your PS4 console. You can also view PlayStation manuals and system guides.

Via the Sony Entertainment Network, you can chat with your friends and see what games they're playing.

A Sony Entertainment Network account and the PS4 system are both required to use all of the app's features.

The PlayStation 4 will reach North America on Friday.

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