Updated 8 May, 2017

PlayStation Vita terminated apps

Find out about the apps on the PlayStation Vita which have been removed and are no longer supported.

 
 

Termination of support for “near” and “Live from PlayStation®” applications on PlayStation®Vita

On 31st July, 2017*, Sony Interactive Entertainment will terminate all features of the “near” and “Live from PlayStation®” applications on PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) system.

In anticipation of this change, the “Live from PlayStation®” app will no longer be available for download from PlayStation®Store as of April 28, 2017.

Users can continue to enjoy viewing PlayStation®4 gameplay broadcasts via the “Twitch” application which can be downloaded and installed onto the PS Vita system through the PlayStation®Store.

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

* Timing of termination may slightly shift depending on the region.

YouTube

The YouTube application for PlayStation Vita will no longer be supported after 20 April 2015, and the application will cease to be available for download from PlayStation Store on 28 January, 2015.

You can continue to enjoy YouTube via the "Browser" application (http://m.youtube.com), and will be able to access your YouTube data, such as playlists and channels, by signing in to the same Google account via the “Browser” app and on other devices.

Main differences in features between the YouTube app and YouTube on the “Browser" (as of December 2014)

Same Features Features unavailable via "Browser" Features available only via Browser
  • Video quality (plays video in high-quality)
  • Video content (you cannot watch titles with ads on both the YouTube app and the Browser)
  • Create/add playlists
  • Subscribe to channels
  • Cannot select other content if users are already playing a video
  • Page reloads every time a user switches pages
  • Cannot change the video quality while playing a video (you can change the quality before playing the video)
  • Cannot put videos on repeat
  • The search box gives search suggestions

Facebook

As previously announced, support for all Facebook features integrated within PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita, as well as the Facebook applications for PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation®TV, will be terminated on January 20, 2016, via PlayStation®3 system software version 4.78 and PlayStation®Vita / PlayStation®TV system software 3.57.

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

Skype

On 22 June 2016, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. will end support for the Skype application for PlayStation®Vita and the Skype feature for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable).

From 22 March 2016, the Skype application for PlayStation®Vita will be removed from PlayStation®Store. 

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

 
 
 
 

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