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Sony’s PlayStation 4-compatible mobile app launches Nov. 13

Above: The PlayStation App from Sony for Android and iOS.

Image Credit: Sony Computer Entertainment

Sony is giving its players a way to interface with the PlayStation Network and its upcoming PlayStation 4 through a new mobile app.

The company will launch the PlayStation App for iOS and Android on Nov. 13 in North America. That’s two days before the PS4 launches in that territory. The app will launch Nov. 22 in Europe, which is seven days prior to the next-gen’s launch on that continent.

The app enables gamers to manage their PlayStation Network profiles, friends list, and more through a smartphone or tablet. Using the app, gamers can also get second-screen content for select PlayStation 4 titles. Using this, players can get things like maps and other supplemental information about the game they are playing. Other titles enable players to generate content on a phone or tablet and then zap into their game.

This is similar to Microsoft’s SmartGlass app that connects tablets and smartphones to the Xbox 360. Microsoft is bringing over SmartGlass support to the Xbox One is well. The Xbox app, which is available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, gives gamers a second-screen experience, but they can also use it as a controller for Netflix. 

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Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. is a major video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, and is a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Consumer Products & Services Group of Sony. The company was... read more »

Microsoft Studios is the video game production wing for Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Games for Windows and Windows Phone platforms. They were established in 2002 a... read more »

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