Updated 04 April 2017

PS Vita / PS TV: How to download PlayStation Store content

How to get your PlayStation Store purchases downloaded to your PlayStation system.

  1. Go to [PlayStation Store] > [Options] > [Download List].
  2. Tap the content you want to download to start it.
  3. The item will be downloaded. Tap the notifications button in the top right corner on the home screen to display download progress.
  4. Any Games you have downloaded will be installed on the home screen. Any Movies and TV shows* will be installed in the Videos app. Tap [Videos] to view your video content.

Where will I find my purchases?

Your content is added to your notification indicator on the top right corner of the home screen. Notifications are arranged in date order, with the newest first, so recent purchases will be near the top of the list.

Downloading from PlayStation Store on web browser

You can remotely queue game content on PlayStation Store via web browser so that it automatically begins to download when you next use your PS Vita provided these conditions are in place:

  • There is a memory card in the PSVita with enough space for the game.
  • The PS Vita is connected to Wi-Fi as some games are too large to download over the mobile data network.
  • Automatic update is switched on.
  • Your PS Vita is in stand-by mode.
  1. On the ‘Thank You’ page or your Download List, select ‘Download to your PS Vita’ next to the title you want to queue.
  2. The content will begin downloading automatically when you next switch on your PS Vita.
  3. Once it has downloaded the game will be available on the home screen