Sony releases PlayStation messaging app for iOS

By , Dec 8, 2015

Sony PlayStation Messages 1.0 for iOS iPhone screenshot 002

Sony today released a brand new iPhone application in the App Store, PlayStation Messages. Conceived as a messaging app for fans of the PlayStation console, the software provides messaging capabilities that used to be part of the official PlayStation app, including availability and presence indicators, group chats with up to a hundred players, rich media in messages such as photos, voice, stickers, attachments and more.

“Use PlayStation Messages to instantly see who’s online and message your gamer friends and favorite groups from your mobile device,” Sony wrote. “Always stay connected with your gamer friends to talk about the games you love to play even while you’re away from your PS4 system.“

As mentioned, the app lets you check your friends list to instantly see who’s online and what they’re playing, send and receive text, voice messages, photos and stickers, access your favorite message groups and more.

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This app was released as part of a flurry of updates at Sony’s PlayStation Experience 2015 event, which is underway in San Francisco this weekend. For a detailed overview of upcoming game announcements and other PlayStation -related news from the event, check out the official US PlayStation blog.

Availability

The app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later and is localized in English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese and Turkish.

A PlayStation Network account is required to use this messaging app.

Grab PlayStation Messages for free in the App Store.

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  • Jayy

    I hate when they make you download two different apps to message just like Facebook. At least this app actually fits the screen size of the plus unlike the zoomed in PS app

    • tariq

      So i decided to make my switch from xperia to iphone after all. It should arrive by next week! (this convo. goes back to like our older convos lol)

      • Jayy

        I think that you’ll enjoy it! Especially if a jailbreak comes out for 9.2 ( and yeah I remember lol)

  • iPhoneWINS

    I don’t get why we need for have 100 messaging apps

    • Shinonuke

      We don’t unless we chooses to

    • Morgan Freeman

      Because everyone wants your data for targeted ads, that’s how the world economy will keep going, in part. Without this valuable data, the sooner this giant consumerism bullsh…crap will fall. So let’s all do our part and stop giving them this data.

      • Antzboogie

        Well said thats why I support every Ad-Blocking service out there!!

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    Huh, so there was a Play Station app before? Is it possible to use it to message instead of this app? Since it was released for iOS 7+ only and I have an iOS 6 device I wanna use this with.

  • Unknow Unknow

    Yes the world was waiting for this I can even holding myself