The PlayStation 5, the latest generation of Sony’s popular game console, may still not be available everywhere thanks to many factors like chip shortages occasioned by the effects of the pandemic on the global supply chain and the unbeatable tag teams comprising bots and scalpers but the redesigned PlayStation app is available to “all”.
“All” because if, like yours truly, are stuck in a country that isn’t officially recognized in the PlayStation Network (PSN) regions then you can’t access the app from the Google Play Store and you have to use third-party app stores and repositories to lay your hands on it and to update it in the future, a tedious (and risky – security-wise) process that isn’t always recommended for everyone.
Should stars align and you get the console (or you already have it) then here’s an exciting new feature of the PlayStation app that you can look forward to: you will be able to delete games from your PS5 remotely from your phone. You don’t need to be sitting in your living room – man cave, gaming room or wherever else your console is place – pad in hand in order to do this, as has been the case.
The only catch is that you need to have left your PS5 in “resting mode” and, obviously, connected to the internet.
In the app’s storage management section, deleting a game will result in the PS5, wherever it is, “waking up” to perform the action before going back to its resting mode.
Other features of note in update 21.4 of the PlayStation app include the ability to, finally, share links and photos from other apps to the PS stream/feed through the app. Friends trophy comparison with your own haul, erstwhile limited to the console itself, can now also be done on the app.
The new features are part of those promised by Sony last month.