This app is pointless just add all these features to the main app.
Unecessary & Doesn't Work 1/5
First of all, it is ridiculous that you now need a separate app for this when it was fine being all in the single PlayStation app. Secondly, the app doesn't work! It is not finding my PS4. Yes I certain all my settings are correct and my phone is on the same network as the console. Just doesn't work.
Not doing its job 1/5
WHY IS THERE SOOOOOOOO MANY DIFFERENT APPS FOR ONE THING? Used to use this app for everything FIRST, I had to download the messenger app just to send messages from my phone; NOW I have to download ANOTHER APP just to connect my phone. This is not Facebook!!! Come up wit your own ideas and make them more simpler!!!!! Thank you now I cannot connect to my PLAYSTATION. This app is not working as plan SONY!!
READ MY REVIEW 1/5
I’ve had my Ps4 since day 1 and second screen since day 1. It’s been OVER 3 1/2 YEARS. This function needs more features. I.e buttons other than options and the home button. We(Ps4 users) need to be able to at least control Netflix, join and talk in parties on second screen. What does is say second screen for if it does nothing? FIX IT!; with Improvements.
3 apps 1/5
By Abner Arias
Lame .. now I have 3 apps instead of one
Too many apps! 3/5
Not sure why Sony decided to split the apps into 3 total apps. The apps themselves are good and UI is an improvement, but separating them up makes no sense. 3 stars because although I like the new UI, having to use 3 different apps is silly. Not terrible but we’re in 2017. The age of technology and we have to use separate apps. Come on Sony.
WHY ANOTHER APP
Waste of space 1/5
There’s nothing wrong with the app itself. It’s just really annoying that I now have three different PlayStation apps when the other app used to do the same things this one does.
2 apps 1/5
Why do I need to use different apps for dong simple
Complete trash 1/5
Uhh it was fine the way it was before and with this change my phone cannot even find the ps4, HUGE problem. This app is terrible 0/10 would use again
Why is this a whole new app?! 1/5
Why on earth is this a separate app?? This is terrible
Whose idea at Sony? 1/5
When I think of the word ‘deconstructed’ I think of the food fad... not deconstructing apps to take away key functions to create a separate app. First you did it with messages, not you do it with second screen? Really? Whose bright idea was this at Sony?! Whoever that person is, give them a promotion. Not for this app idea, cuz it’s absolutely horrible; but for convincing the Playstation execs to actually allow it. Kudos to you for helping Sony go backwards.
Won’t connect 1/5
Downloaded app to connect with my ps4. PS4 is up to date and won’t connect. When it asks for the pin *** *** it won’t take it.
This is getting ridiculous. 2/5
By Nelson Cotto
Why do we need 4 separate apps?! It was great when it was all in one!!!! Now I need 4 separate apps!!! Yes it works well and all but it’s ridiculous. People don’t want this Sony.
It’s doesn’t work 1/5
The app just doesn’t work like a second screen on iPhone
Three apps? 1/5
Why do I need three apps? Shouldn't this and messaging be in the Playstation app? It was before, why is it suddenly so necessary to break them up?
High Hope 3/5
I hope the app is like tv SCREEN since it’s called SECOND SCREEN. We all want a app where we can use a regular phone as a screen to play on and have fun even when we are not on the tv. SONY please make app or add it to this app to make it from a 3 Star to a 7 Star app. PLEASE
Not a user friendly choice. 1/5
Why branch these apps into stand-alones? This is a very frustrating trend. Bad UX.
Put everything back in one app 1/5
By Dj Timmons
PlayStation come on guys we really want everything in one app now if Microsoft can do it I’m sure you guys can too
Too many apps 1/5
Too many apps
Another app to download 1/5
Why was this app created when it performed perfectly well on the main app as a whole? Come on app developers we are looking for smooth experience with convenience. This is so unnecessary and inconvenient for a lot of people.
From 1 Good App to 3 Mediocre Apps 1/5
The first app was great. Messages, second screen and everything all in one. That seems like what the goal would be. Then messages was pulled away into its own app. Now I’ve gone from 1 good app to 2 meh apps. I got used to that but I was never too happy with it. Now you tap “second screen” in the newly redesigned app and it brings up to the App Store for yet another app. Second screen has been stripped from the original app to make its own app (sound familiar?). So now I have 3 apps for what 1 app used to do. It seems like Sony went backwards. Usually you aim for 1 solid product that can do everything but they had that and deconstructed from there. It makes no sense but nonetheless I have 1 more app to clutter my screen.
Oh great... another app 1/5
It was bad enough with the second app for messages... now, we have to get yet ANOTHER app for Second Screen? When do we get another app for turning on the PS4 and ANOTHER app for turning it off?
Whoever thought this would be a good idea should get fired asamfgdp!
Edit: I actually used the app now and I don't like it. It's slow and buggy and doesn't type in game what I've typed on the app. Multiple times it will only type out the first letter or even miss the few last words in a message. It's crap.
This app is so broken highly disappointing
By Liq daddy 👨
Great gotta download another app on my phone because PS took this feature out of the regular PS app smh. But great app to say the least!
Things were perfectly fine with just one app!!!!!!!!!!
So stupid 1/5
Next update should maybe improve the main app and not devolve into multiple useless idiotic apps
Terrible idea, second screen worked just fine on main app. New app blows
Just get a keyboard 2/5
That's what I’m thinking to do, now (the Logitech K810 looks nice). A once useful feature has now become a separate, yet laggy, app. It can still serve some purpose to see chat messages if you stream from your PS4. However, as a keyboard alternative, the extreme lag in the app's response whenever you click a message box has rendered the app mostly useless for that purpose.
By PTCC YT
Sony just why did you have to make it a seperate app I went on to the app with the new update and thought it was cool but then I realized second screen was a seperate app 🙄🙄🙄😥👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿
Yeah, this is trash 1/5
By Richard Fists
Downloaded it, tried to re pair my device 5 times without success, uninstalled. No issues before when IT WAS ALL IN ONE APP 🙄
Where is second screen 4/5
It’s really work as a second controller instead of a second screen. hopefully the devs of this app will read this because the app would be a lot more useful if the second screen mode was a actual second screen ,so instead of looking at the tv screen to play the game you can look at your phone
Second screen doesn’t even work with the playroom.
By Dr. 1-UP
Having a dedicated app for a feature that was perfectly functional inside of one app has no utility. This is taking up small, albeit, necessary space on my phone. Purposeless waste of space with no new features.
Does not connect 1/5
The app can not detect my ps4 and it used to happen when the second screen was originally on the PlayStation app until they updated it. Do not understand why it won’t connect for me right now but hopefully an update is on its way.
Only controls the dashboard. Utterly useless. Amazon is light years ahead of you, bucko.
Trying to understand 1/5
Why all this apps are not just as a feature in the main one, this is so dumb...
Money, money, money. That's all they care about. So what do they do? They once again strip another feature from the PlayStation app that was once all together but now a separate app, and made another one to profit money from it. This has happened to the Messages. First that? Now this. Sorry Sony but no I'm not keeping this just so you earn more. Always never cared about what the customers think.
Dumb app 1/5
Why have it separated from the actual PlayStation app, it's pointless and a waste of space. Like just be better PlayStation
“Second screen” feature 3/5
That app will be perfect if it was
1. In one whole app instead of multiple
2. If they can add the second screen feature to the iOS version since you see it every time.
Please fix it
Well hmmm 1/5
I was going to get this but never mind. Seems more like a problem than a good thing. Thanks too everyone that gave an honest review.
REALLY?! Sony not again!! 2/5
Ok Sony it’s enough stop taking away features from the main app and turning them into their own apps it’s really dumb like why don’t y’all just keep all the features in the main app what’s the point of splitting features away into their own apps just leave them in the main so people can have it easy and enjoy all the features please listen to the other reviews and RETURN ALL FEATURES TO THE MAIN APP YOUR LOSING INTEREST SONY!!
Keep it in the main app
Make it useful 1/5
This is useless like it was in the main app
Should be in the main PlayStation app
Why Sony? WHY?!? 1/5
By Hyphy dre
I was on my way to turning off my PlayStation on my second screen as I normally do on my PlayStation app and turns out I have to download yet another application when it was already perfect in the PS app !! I don't understand why Sony intentionally makes it more of a hassle by making us download more things when they were all originally on the PS app. I already don't have storage on my phone for more apps and it makes me want to delete all useless PS apps. In other words thanks for making it worst.
Now I have to have a 4th app? Why? There’s absolutely no reason to have a separate app for each function.
Too much crying 3/5
Too many babies crying because now it’s 4 Apps. Either uninstall or deal with it. Honestly Sony has got to be trolling with this second screen app making it the fourth ps app. They probably laughing at your pointless 1 star reviews
If I could give it no stars I would. It only controls the dashboard, are you kidding me? Is “C’mon man” still a thing because the engineers who designed this need to have a serious look at their life choices.
Sony changed several screens, to look more aesthetically pleasing, but functionality has gone out the window. I believe the main function of the Second Screen feature is the on-screen keyboard - it is now useless. The whole screen is white so you see no text box to click on, and it is terribly slow. What we have here is a terribly put-together application that is useless until patched.
There really was no need 1/5
No one wants multiple apps for one service
The original app used to do EVERYTHING now I have four apps . All you do is provide frustration. The original app is nothing more than a glorified downloader for your apps