PS4 mobile app coming to Vita in next update

PlayStation App will also be free to download on iOS and Android devices

The PlayStation App that links mobile devices to PS4 will be made available with the next Vita system update.

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said on Twitter:

The PlayStation App will offer users access to a suite of second-screen features on Vita as well as iOS and Android devices.

"There are a variety of things you can do with it," Yoshida said recently. "You can connect to your PlayStation profile and send messages - even voice messages - to friends between your smartphone and PS4.

"A friend on PS4 can also send out an invitation for a multiplayer game, which you can then check on the App, and you can also purchase PS4 games from PlayStation Store. Your game will immediately start downloading while you're away."

During a presentation at Tokyo Game Show in September, Yoshida demonstrated PS4's ability to stream mobile games to smartphones and tablets via the PlayStation App.

The feature works by allowing the console to act as a server for other devices to receive data from, eliminating the need to download games to the devices.

Sony has confirmed a PS4 release date of November 15 in US and November 29 in Europe and Latin America.