How to connect your PS5 and the App

The PlayStation App received a significant update along with the PS5’s release. Once linked, it’s like having a portable interface to your console, where you can control everything remotely with the tap of a finger. Here’s how toConnect your PS5 with the mobile app
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To link your PS5 to the app, open the PlayStation App and select Settings–> Link Console to App.

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What’s the point of linking the PS5 and the app?

There are several advantages to linking your PS5 console to Sony’s mobile app. It allows you to manage and access your PS5 anywhere, as well as keeping you up-to-date with all the news, offers, and community updates. You will also find it to be extremely user-friendly. These are just a few of the reasons why you need to link your PS5 with the app.

Get in touch with your friends

See which of your friends are online and what games they’re playing from the app to quickly check if you need to hop in for backup in a multiplayer match. You can even watch your friend’s live gameplay to see how they’re doing.Adam Birney / Android AuthorityCreate voice chat parties with up to 15 people to hang out online and strategize. You’ll receive invitations to join chats or play a game via notifications on your phone’s lock screen, so you never miss out. Of course, there’s also the traditional method of sending text messages to PSN players.You can view players’ profiles and compare your trophy collections if you’re the competitive type. To keep you on track, the app shows you an overview of all the trophies earned in your last played games.

Control your console

While your PS5 is in rest mode, you can download games and add-ons remotely from your app, so they’re ready for when you pick up the controller. The PlayStation Store is fully integrated for you to browse new releases, pre-order games, and check out the latest deals.Adam Birney / Android AuthorityIf you find you’re running short on storage space, you can manage your PS5 storage remotely at any time to make room for the next game. For example, if you’re picking up a new game at the store, you can ensure there is enough free GBs on your console via the app before you get home.Adam Birney / Android AuthorityAfter linking your PS5 to the app, you can even turn your console on and launch games from your phone or turn your console off remotely if you forgot to before leaving the house.

Explore and Share Games

You’ll get quick access to the PS Blog to keep up with Sony’s latest gaming announcements and releases.Adam Birney / Android AuthorityAny screenshots or video clips captured while playing a PS5 game can be automatically uploaded to the cloud, ready to be shared on social media. Additionally, any captured game can be downloaded to your mobile device so you can keep them or share them as desired.

How to connect PS5 to your app

Download the PlayStation App for your phone. Android users will require Android 6.0 or above, and iPhone users must have iOS 12.2 or higher.Once installed, open the app on your phone, sign onto your PSN account, and tap Settings from the homepage.Adam Birney / Android AuthoritySelect Link Console to App under Console Management.Adam Birney / Android AuthorityLastly, select your console, then tap Confirm to link your PS5 to the app.Adam Birney / Android AuthorityIf you’re not seeing your PS5, make sure you’ve signed in on the console with the same account that you’re using on PlayStation App.

Learn more: Connect your PS5 controller to any device

Questions

The PlayStation App for PC is only currently available to mobile devices. You can however use PS Remote Play to stream your PS5 wirelessly to your computer.
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