BEACON TRANSCRIPT – To live means to grow. To grow means to evolve. To evolve means to expand. And Sony knows that very well. The company has filled the news lately, offering bargains, launching new software, and now it’s time for them to launch an app. Read on to find out more about how Sony makes PlayStation Messages available for Android and iOS.
This is not Sony’s first venture into app territory, however it is one of the most practical apps they came up with. Previous apps by the gaming company include companion apps for some of their games, remote controlling for the PS4, and the organization of game downloads.
The app known as PlayStation Messages became available for Android and iOS users earlier today, and it already has quite a few users. The app will allow PlayStation users to send messages to each other, organize their groups, and more efficiently manage their contacts.
This move came as a desire from Sony to ease social connectivity while using their latest console. You no longer have to pause the game and exit to the console’s dashboard in order to message a friend; you now have all that at your fingertips. Literally, since the app will be available for all mobile devices.
PlayStation Messages works kind of like any other messaging app out there, allowing the user to organize groups, send text, audio, and video messages, pictures, as well as a number of emoticons specific to the app. Users can also check on their friends, to see if they are online, and if they are, to see what they are playing.
Sony was inspired to turn the PlayStation Messenger app into a mobile app after discovering that it was the most used app in the PS4’s entire repertoire. However, players complained that they would need to stop playing if they wanted to, say, start a party, or play a multiplayer game. Now, you can keep playing and just use your mobile device to talk to your contacts.
Even though this looks like it’s the beginning of an expansion move by Sony, it probably isn’t. The technological titan is too busy working on its consoles and games to actually give the app market a serious try. But hey, maybe I’m wrong.
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