Sony PlayStation 4 will arrive in the UK and internationally by the end of November, so it's the best moment to start the preparations. Gathering the money and convincing your friends to switch from Xbox to Sony's console may be followed by downloading the new companion app for Android or iOS. Both were released today to provide you with extra features and access to the PlayStation Network where you can see your notifications, invitations, game alerts and messages as well as view your friends list, achievements and user profile.
However, the apps are called "companion" for a reason. Depending on a title and developer, they can turn your smartphone or tablet into a second screen for the console. That means your mobile device can display additional information such as map or strategy data. Moreover, with the new PlayStation apps you can purchase games from the PlayStation while on the go and have them downloaded when you get home.