Both the “Day One” update patch (v1.50) for the PS4 as well as the official mobile companion apps for Sony’s next generation console have been released and we’ve got all the details.
- Use your mobile as a second screen for certain games
- Use your mobile’s on-screen keyboard to type on the PS4
- Compare your Trophies with friends
- Text chat with your friends and check out their profile (and yours)
- Receive game alerts and browse the PSN Store
Unfortunately if you live outside North America you’ll need to wait until closer to the time of the Playstation 4’s launch in your territory (ie November 29) to download the apps and take them for a spin yourself.
As far as the Day One patch goes, we recommend that you follow the instructions posted by Sony here and download the patch via the internet now. You can then copy it to a USB stick and avoid the need to wait to download the patch on launch day directly to your console (along with millions of other people). It’s 323MB in size and will be required to log into the PSN on your PS4 on Day One (although you’ll still be able to play games without it).
Oh, and one other thing, Sony has published a web-based online user manual for the PS4. You can check it out here.