PS4 mobile companion app receives streaming-friendly update

The PlayStation 4 companion app for Android and iOS has been updated to give gamers easy access to game streams, according to Engadget.

The new Live From PlayStation feature connects you with Twitch and UStream videos, though the videos can't be watched within the app itself.

The update also allows for video playback in notifications from the PlayStation store, which doesn't connect to a PS4 in standby so that the console isn't awoken.

Gamers with the app can use it for PlayStation Network functions, including purchasing games on the move and triggering their download on the PS4. It can also be used for second screen functionality with certain games.

Do you use the companion app? Let us know in the comments below.

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Lee Millington is one of PSU's staff writers, is based in England, and is studying Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Follow him on Twitter for tweets about video games and his other, sometimes curiously varied, interests.
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