Sony Announces PlayStation 4 Second Screen App For iPhone And iPad


Last night, Sony announced its next generation gaming console, PlayStation 4 (PS4) at a media event in New York City.

The PlayStation 4 will be powered by an 8-core x86-64 CPU using AMD Jaguar cores, a high-end PC GPU (also built by AMD) and unified 8GB of GDDR5 memory for use by both the CPU and GPU with 176GB/s memory bandwidth.

The PS4 will include a large local hard drive, Blu-ray/DVD drive, a USB 3.0 port, Ethernet and Bluetooth.

It will also come with a new DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller. The controller comes with a dedicated ‘Share’ button that allows you to easily broadcast your gameplay in real-time through streaming sites such as Ustream and a light bar with LED on the front side that illuminate in various colors to match the color of the character in a game as a simple way to identify players. It also has a touchpad at the front of the controller as a new input method, which will offer more ways to interact with games.




Sony also demoed games like Killzone: Shadow Fall game, which takes advantage of PS4’s hardware capabilities with very detailed environments, loads of lens flare, depth of field effects, and realistically modeled water effects.

PlayStation 4 will be arriving in the holiday season of 2013, however Sony didn’t give us a glimpse of the new hardware, which was quite strange, nor did it provide any pricing details.

Anyways, the reason I’m talking about PlayStation 4 is because Sony also announced a PlayStation 4 app for iOS called PlayStation®App, which will bring second screen experience to the iPhone and iPad.

Here’s a brief description of the app from the press release that was sent to Engadget:

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.


That’s it. I guess we will find out more when PS4 arrives.

Via: Engadget

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  • Bob

    I know the ps3 has been a pain to jailbreak and play with does anyone see some Cydia tweaks to use this option differently I for one certainly hope so!! Lol

    • BlkHwk

      lol wishful thinking. Unfortunately as far as I know, the PS3 is the most problematic console to hack. Which is why most opt for xBox which is hackable.

  • blix

    what is x86-64 cpu? never heard of such a device. :)

    • Kamy

      That should have something to with the OS

      • womack2000

        x86 refers to the processor architect, 64 means it can compute 64 bits of data at a time. It is the same processor as desktops and laptop use vs the ARM processors that mobile device’s use.

  • jonny D

    I got over playstation consoles after the ps3 started overheating that BS what makes u think this console is any different the same was with the ps3 slim redesigned but still overheated sony is crap.

    • Blkhwk

      If….you read the specs, you’ll learn that the new processors for PS4 are more powerful while at the same time more energy efficient which translates to less heat than the PS3. I’ve had my PS3 for 6 years, never had an overheating issue, always kept it at an open environment and dual fan dock underneath it.

      • Drusenija

        This doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve never had a heating issue though, you’ve just proactively taken steps to mitigate it. Open environment is fair enough but having to add a fan dock to a stock console is indicative of the fact that it very well would have had heat issues if you’d left it as it was.