PlayStation Vita terminated apps

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


Maps and the "near” feature

All features of the "Maps" application and some features of the "near" application will be disabled with the PlayStation Vita system software update planned on March, 2015. Functionalities of the applications will be removed automatically once users update their PlayStation Vita. "near" will not be able to obtain location address, or display maps.

You can use Google Maps via the "Browser" app. However, search results for point/path search may differ between the "Maps" application and Google Maps displayed on the "Browser" application. Also, search histories will be saved based on the specifications of the "Browser", and the history saved on the "Maps" application will be deleted. Furthermore, certain features that were available on the "Maps" application may be unavailable on Google Maps.


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 (, 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


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.


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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