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In preparation for the release of PlayStation 5, Sony launched an update to its Remote Play application earlier this month. Now, the main PlayStation application itself is undergoing overhaul in order to complement the gaming experience on PS4 and PS5 consoles. The PS application has been completely redesigned and provides new features such as voice chat and of course native PS Store integration.
The first thing a user may notice is that the UI itself has been updated. I’m not the biggest fan of design, but maybe the round-bottomed navigation bar will be cooler in actual use? There is a new home screen that shows what your friends are playing and provides key details about the games you have recently played. Sony has integrated the functions of the PS Messages app into this new app, so it can serve as a one-stop shop for seamless messaging between gamers. (Existing messages and threads will be transferred.)
Continue to communicate via voice chat. Party groups can be created directly in the application, and users can have voice chats with up to 15 friends. The PlayStation Store is now in the foreground and central location, and through local integration with the PS Store, games and accessories can be directly downloaded to PS4 and PS5 remotely.
After the PS5 is launched, the application will allow the owner to start the game remotely, manage the console storage and log into the console directly from the phone. Finally, the “Browse” tab contains news feeds from game developers and PlayStation blogs to keep users up to date.
The application has begun to be promoted globally today on devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and higher. If you have not received the update, you can download it directly from APK Mirror to use the new design to access new things such as voice chat and get a smoother experience.
This article has been updated to include this new version of the APK file.