Sony PlayStation iOS App Will Turn your iPhone/iPad into Second Screens



This evening Sony announced their new PS4, with no specific launch date, price or pictures of the actual console (seriously). But hey who cares what it looks like because it’s going to one powerhouse of a machine coming in the holiday period of 2013. It will have a custom chip with eight x86-64 cores, a GPU that can generate 1.85 Teraflops of processing power, 8GB of GDDR5 system memory capable of 176 GB/second of bandwidth.

Engadget reports Sony will also release a companion PlayStation iOS app to turn their iPhone and iPad into second screens for their PS4s.

A new application from SCE called “PlayStation®App” will enable iPhone, iPad, and Android based smartphones and tablets to become second screens. Once installed on these devices, users can, for example, see maps on their second screens when playing an adventure game, purchase PS4 games while away from home and download it directly to the console at home, or remotely watch other gamers playing on their devices.

Playstation social second screen

Essentially the iOS app will allow your iOS device to display in-game maps, social networking or easier access to the PlayStation store. Bonus.


  • Brice

    So its a rip off of xbox’s smartglass.

  • Thanks for confirming this. I suspected they would support iOS, but wasn’t certain. They could have gone with just Sony devices, but I’m glad someone over there is paying attention. This is going to be one heck of a games generation! I’ve already got the Vita, now with the PS4 looking fantastic, I’m all in on Sony’s gaming future! I’ve noticed I like to go all in or not at all in ecosystems. I’ve done the same with Apple. Just feels like magic when all your devices find ways to work together and share content etc.

    Ugh… 9 months to wait 😛

  • Niclas Lilliedal

    Just beacuse xbox made it first does it then exclude others to follow a great idear. They all look over eachothers shoulders and in a way thats great.

  • Jon

    Yes, it should. They are supposed to be DIFFERENT platforms, not exact replicas of each other.

  • crosseyed_mofo

    why not wait till we see the 720 before reaching conclusions?