How to Link Your PS5 to the PlayStation App

Alongside the PS5 release, Sony has given the PlayStation app a substantial update with a lot of new features. 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 to link your PS5 to the mobile app.

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To link your PS5 to the app, open the PlayStation app and select Settings--> Connect the console to the application.


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Why connect PS5 to the app?

There are many advantages to linking your PS5 console to the Sony mobile app. Overall, the app allows you to access and manage your PS5 wherever you are and stay up to date with the latest deals, news, and communities. It also has an incredibly smooth user interface. Here are some of the reasons why you should associate your PS5 with the app.

Connect with friends

See which of your friends are online and which games they are playing from the app to quickly check if you need to jump for backup in a multiplayer match. You can even watch your friend’s live play to see how he’s doing.

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Create voice chat groups 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 don’t miss a thing. Of course, there is also the traditional way to send text messages to PSN players.

You can view player profiles and compare your prize pools if you’re the competitive type. The app will give you a quick view of the trophies you’ve earned in the most recent games you’ve played to keep track of your progress.

Control your console

When your PS5 is on rest, you can remotely download games and add-ons from your app, so they’re ready when you pick up the console. PlayStation Store is fully integrated to browse new releases, pre-order games, and check out the latest deals.

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If you find that you are short on storage space, you can remotely manage your PS5 storage at any time to make room for the next game. For example, if you’re buying a new game in the store, you can make sure you have enough free gigabytes on your console via the app before you get home.

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After linking your PS5 to the app, you can even turn on your console and play games from your phone or turn off your console remotely if you forget it before leaving the house.

Discover and share games

You’ll get quick access to the PS Blog to keep up with the latest Sony announcements and game releases.

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Any screenshots or videos taken while playing a PS5 game can be automatically uploaded to the cloud, ready to be shared on social media. In addition, you can download any game screenshots to your mobile device to keep or send as you wish.

How to connect PS5 to the app

The first thing you have to do is download the PlayStation app to your phone. Android users will need Android 6.0 or higher, and iPhone users must have iOS 12.2 or higher.

Once installed, open the app on your phone, sign in to your PSN account, and tap Settings from the homepage.

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Choose Connect the console to the application under Console management.

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Finally, select your console, then tap Sure To link your PS5 to the app.

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If you don’t see your PS5, make sure you’re signed in on the console with the same account you use in the PlayStation app.


Read more: How to connect a PS5 console to any device

questions and answers

Is there a PlayStation app for PC?

The PlayStation app is currently only available on mobile devices. However, you can use PS Remote Play to stream your PS5 to play on your PC wirelessly.

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