I bought a PlayStation TV system yesterday. I got the bundle actually.
I had pre-ordered just the system to be shipped to me, but it wasn’t going to be shipped until the 24th from BestBuy.com so I canceled it. My hubby was in town that day when he had planned to not be here back when I pre-ordered it.
The BB stores around us had them available to purchase, so that’s what we did.
I like the device, just am not happy that it is a SYSTEM that’s like a console more than a privately owned device like the PS Vita is, but only allows ME, in other words only 1 PSN ID, to use it, just like the PS Vita does.
The other thing is that so many games are not compatible, and so many apps are not either. No streaming … like on PS Vita Netflix works fine, it’s disabled on PS TV. What?
Remote Play from PS4, VUDU works from that, but there is no native PS Vita or PS TV Vudu app, like there should be.
I really like how you can have photos and videos on your PS Vita and throw them to your PS TV nearly instantly.
I don’t buy movies or videos from PlayStation though, so I haven’t very much use for it, but it does seem like that’d be a great feature for someone who does purchase video services from PlayStation.
I connected to my Wi-Fi and it was able to download the PS TV update. I did that before I put my PSN ID in, and before I put my new 8gb PS Vita Memory Card in.
After that I turned the PS TV off and inserted the Memory Card, turned it back on.
The PS TV gave me two options, to use what was on the internal memory -copy it to the card then delete it …. or …. leave the internal alone and just use the new memory card while it’s inserted, allowing you to use the internal memory and what was on it previously if the memory card has been removed.
I chose to leave the internal memory as it was.
After that I got my PSN ID into the device. I tried to download a game from my Download List and the store barked at me that I have too many Activations. Freaking annoying. My PSP and other PSP’s in my family had my Activations on them, and the 5 activations of content before Nov. 2012 do work, but i have to de-activate each handheld, basically, and let the PS Vita and PS TV Activate … later just download some old content on 3 PSP’s and hopefully that will continue to work again as it had before, after the 2012 change to 2 Activations on new content.
I haven’t connected the PS TV to any TV except for my PlayStation Display thus far. I only had Wi-Fi turned on as well. Vudu did stream from PS4 Remote Play, but certain aspects of the video I played didn’t jive right, basically.
I’m going to try the PS TV connected to my bedroom Plasma and connected to the internet via ethernet later on. Hopefully Remote Play will be better that way.
My main reason for wanting PS TV was for Remote Play with PS4, as well as some PS Vita games, like Killzone Mercenary, for instance. Games that I did NOT like playing on PS Vita. I love that game, but it made me motion sick. A console game usually doesn’t affect me as badly, ever, so with the update the game got for PS TV it corrected a major reason I had for not playing, Saves and restarting at checkpoints. On PS Vita it’d be better that way, on PS TV it might just be perfect for me.
I am hoping that Sony PlayStation will update the PS TV frequently, that Apps will be made for Video streaming services, for both PS Vita and PS TV, but that PS TV will get them at the least. I can see Vudu being on PS TV only. That’s fine for me. Netflix on PS TV would be great. It’d be nice if it worked like it does with my Google Nexus 10 Tablet … Smart TV app versions, or ps3 or ps4, I can control Netflix via the network connection through my tablet’s Netflix app. It’s really nice.
Screenshots on PS TV are like on PS Vita, just feel different because of the DualShock controller differences. It’s a little awkward, but works well, better than the PS Vita way does for me actually, even though it seems more awkward.
New things for PS TV sooner than later will be awesome. I’m looking forward to traveling with my PS TV soon too. It’ll be interesting for sure.