Updated 18 August 2020

Discontinued PlayStation apps, features and services

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


Sub account creation on PlayStation 3

Sub account creation and account upgrade features are 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 on PlayStation 3

As of April 24th, 2020 Pluto TV will no longer be 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 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita

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

Message exchange service between PS3 and other platforms

As of June 30, 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 June 30, 2020, actual date of the termination may differ by region.

PlayStation Communities app for mobile devices

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 apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


On August 1, 2016*, Sony Interactive Entertainment will terminate the following Ustream features 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.