Important notices regarding PlayStation® products and services

Important notices regarding PlayStation® products and services

Discontinued PlayStation apps, features and services

Find out which features are no longer available on your PlayStation console.

As of 19 October 2020:

  • You will no longer be able to purchase PS3, PSP and PS Vita content, themes or avatars on our web or mobile stores. However, you can still purchase PS3, PSP or PS Vita content on their respective devices.
  • We will also be discontinuing the Wishlist and all items currently on Your Wishlist will be deleted.

Existing PlayStation Plus subscriptions will not be affected by these changes. You will continue to be able to access and download all of your existing PlayStation Plus content.

Additionally, you will still be able to access your already purchased content from your respective devices. 

As of 14 October 2020, the PlayStation Messages app for mobile devices has been integrated with the PS App and will no longer be available separately. Please download the PS App for Apple or Android devices to continue sending messages to your friends.

As of 14/10/2020 creation of Events is longer available. You will not be able to create new Events, receive user scheduled events notifications or access your scheduled Events.

You will no longer be able to create a community accessible per 'Request Only'. All new communities will be available to all users. Set up a party to communicate with your friends.

The Play Together feature will no longer be available. You will not be able to start a Play Together session from Party screen. You can continue creating parties, and talking to your friends through the Party.

Sub account creation and account upgrade features are no longer available on PlayStation 3, PS Vita and PSP. You can continue to create and upgrade child accounts on PS4 and on the web.

Pluto TV is no longer available on PlayStation 3.

You can continue to engage with Pluto TV on PlayStation 4 system, mobile devices and on the web at https://Pluto.TV

Twitch is no longer available on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita.

As of 30 June, 2020*, PlayStation 3 users will no longer be able to send or receive messages from other PlayStation platforms and services, namely PlayStation®4 (PS4), PlayStation® Messages app, My PlayStation® and PlayStation®Vita. Please note:

  • PS3 Game Alerts will no longer be shown on PS4 or PlayStation Messages app.
  • PS3 users will be able to continue to use the messages feature with other PS3 users.
  • PS4, PS Vita, PlayStation Messages app and My PlayStation users will be able to continue to use the messages feature.

*Termination will start on 30 June 2020; actual date of the termination may differ by region.

On 17 March 2020, Sony Interactive Entertainment will terminate the PlayStation Communities app provided for iOS/Android devices.

Users can continue to access the Communities feature on the PlayStation®4 system. Other mobile apps provided from Sony Interactive Entertainment will not be affected by this termination.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ustream features are no longer available on the PS4 system and Live from PlayStation:

  • Broadcasting gameplay to Ustream.
  • Viewing Ustream broadcasts from "Live from PlayStation" on the PS4 system, PlayStation App and PlayStation Vita (PS Vita). 

Players can broadcast gameplay via YouTube, Twitch and dailymotion and enjoy viewing these broadcasts via Live from PlayStation.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding.

*Timing of termination may differ depending on region.

Starting on 7 October 2019, Facebook integration will no longer be supported on the PS4 system. This includes Facebook's share features such as posting gameplay and trophy activity and using the friend finder feature. We apologise for any inconvenience.

As of January 2018 the Media Go application is no longer available to download. Users who have the application installed will still be able to use it and access the support website, but the software is no longer supported and will not be available to redownload should you delete it.

  • Twitter application
  • "Near" and "Live from PlayStation®" applications 
  • YouTube application
  • Facebook application
  • Skype application

As of April 2017, the PlayStation™Video service (formerly known as Video Unlimited) is discontinued on selected Sony BRAVIA TVs and video and audio products released in 2013 and earlier.

Please contact Sony if you require more details on models which will be affected.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

From September 2015 the Games on the PlayStation Mobile app will be discontinued.