Smartphone app users can “wake” their PS4 to start downloads

(Credit: Sony)

Sony’s president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida announced through Twitter that when a title is bought through the Playstation smartphone app, the console will wake up to initiate the download and will turn itself off after its completion.

@SyriasSerj When you buy a PS4 game on smartphone, it will wake your PS4 up to start downloading the game. PS4 goes back to sleep after that

— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) August 27, 2013

Sony also confirmed this week that cross-platform chat with the Playstation Vita is possible with the Playstation 4.

The Playstation 4 will hit shelves on Nov 15 in North America ($399) and Nov 29 in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand (€399, £349, $549 and $649 respectively). Launch dates for other countries have yet to be announced.

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