PlayStastion app update adds game file management for PS5
The PlayStation app on Android now allows you to delete games from your PS5 console. Bring much needed game file management to your system setup when you are not actually in front of your system.
The feature is part of an update to the app that was released this week. And while game file management is the big news, it’s not the only new change. Users will see a handful of other tweaks Sony has implemented. Including the ability to compare your trophies with friends.
Curious to see if any of your friends have more trophies than you in a specific game? Well even if you are not at home you can still view this information now.
Use the PlayStation app to delete games from your PS5
Yes, you can finally delete games from your PS5 console using the PlayStation app. This is only supported on the PS5 and not something you can access for your PS4.
To use this feature, your PS5 will need to either be turned on or put into idle mode. As the app will need to be able to bind to your console. Without being able to bind to your console, it cannot relay commands to delete these game files.
If you like being able to delete games on the go, just know that the rest mode PS5 may still have. In this case, if you want to access the file management feature of the app, you might want to leave your PS5 on. Obviously, you don’t want to just leave it on all day.
So it might be a good idea to refrain from using this new feature unless you are away for a long time, or until Sony confirms the fix for rest mode.
Join multiplayer sessions from the app
Another cool new feature is the ability to join multiplayer game sessions directly from the app. You’ve been able to do this on the PS5 since the console launched in November 2020.
But with the addition of this feature in the app, you can join a session even if you step away from your console for a few minutes. You can also now set filters in the PS Store for games, share media files and links with friends in messages, and turn off party notifications. It also comes with general fixes and improvements.