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E3 2014 App Live on PS4, Download Now


Kristine Steimer's Avatar Posted by on Jun 06, 2014 // Sr. Community Specialist

It’s almost time for E3, arguably the gaming industry’s biggest annual event. E3 is one of my favorite conferences of the year, but unfortunately it’s not a show most of our fans can attend. This year we thought we’d make it a little easier to get a taste of the experience with our new E3 2014 app on PS4.

Through this app you’ll be able to watch our E3 press conference live from the comfort of your couch (or hammock, if you’re really cool). Once we’ve announced everything at the press conference and the show floor opens on June 10th at 12pm PDT, you’ll be able to check out some screenshots and trailers of the games at our booth. You’ll also see some other things we’ll be unveiling, and an overview of our current and future services, like PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now.

PlayStation E3 App

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This app isn’t just for browsing though — you can also unlock some perks by using the app. To start, there are gold and silver challenges you can complete in the app that will grant you up to 250 Sony Rewards points – these points will be available to unlock until June 24th. You can get other goodies through the app too, including an Amazon Prime 30-day trial and a Music Unlimited 30-day trial. For the early birds out there, during the show we’ll have 6,000 invites per day for the PlayStation Now Private Beta on PS4, starting June 10th at 12pm PDT. Make sure to log in early to secure your invite!

The E3 2014 app for PS4 is available now, so go download it to be ready to go for our press conference on June 9th at 5:45pm PDT. If you’d like to know more specifics, you can check out this FAQ thread on our PlayStation Forums.

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+ galaxynexus6761_ on June 10th, 2014 at 12:34 pm said:

I waited thirty minutes for a “Coming Soon” window. I will try again tomorrow.


+ l_BloodRage_l on June 10th, 2014 at 1:07 pm said:

I have completed all of the Progress Goals in the PS4 E3 app, I got my Music Unlimited 30 day trial code but it wont let me redeem it. I just keep getting error code E08200012F. Why?


+ MrAssassin2U on June 10th, 2014 at 2:10 pm said:

how did you explore the ps plus and amazon video to get the reward and how do you get the music unlimited code..i had the free trial when i got my ps4 on day one? and ideas?


+ TobleroneGator on June 10th, 2014 at 3:26 pm said:

Guys, I’m not usually one to complain, but the PS4 E3 app is a complete embarrassment. The most obvious and glaring issue was the inability to watch the press conference live (from what I have seen literally no one was able to see it). How ridiculous is it that consumers had to leave a proprietary app to watch the conference on third party sites? Inexcusable. Second, the video design is atrocious. Once again, how can HBO, Amazon and Netflix manage to design video streaming services on SONY hardware that work wonderfully when Sony’s own app consists of a link to a browser? Finally, the UI of the whole app is terrible. It suggests use of the touchpad, but it appears arbitrarily implemented. On some screens I can use it, on others not (particularly scrolling through screenshots where it seems the most natural). I was actually pleased with most of the actual conference, though I would have liked to see more AAA releases slated this year. However, this app is so cumbersome and ill conceived that its negative impression will likely outlast any positivity from the conference. The person in charge of its design should face some serious reprimands from the company.


+ chibuki on June 10th, 2014 at 8:08 pm said:

I did everything but the Services category for Music Unlimited, PS Now, and PS Plus. They don’t seem to register. How can I get it to work?


+ xXzerosandonesXx on June 11th, 2014 at 9:51 am said:

Uhh…I just downloaded the Music Unlimited trial from the Services section of the app, but it isn’t unlocking in the progress bar. What gives?

I also logged into Amazon through the Services section, but I can’t receive a trial for Prime because I already subscribe to it. Does that mean I won’t be able to unlock the Sony Rewards?

The guide doesn’t seem to have very good directions if these are not the ways to unlock those boxes on the progress bar.


+ xXzerosandonesXx on June 11th, 2014 at 9:58 am said:

@ Socom guy

“Oh and FULL BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY better show up and be free, Xbu just announced that the entire 360 line can be played for FREE on the boner. Thats some pretty high stakes there guys/gals of PS.”

You’re either lying or misinformed. Microsoft made no such statement. Phil Spencer just said yesterday that there are currently no X1 backwards compatibility plans.


+ JSHendrickson on June 11th, 2014 at 12:13 pm said:

OMG!!! What’s the point of having the PS NOW beta access button? I tried yesterday, at 5 minutes after 12:00 PST and all the access codes for the day had been given out. Then, I sat here waiting for an hour, trying to open the program and click the link immediately at 12:00 PST, and again, all given away! I’ll try again tomorrow, but it’s ridiculous that it takes less than 30 seconds to give away 6,000 codes. Will there be another way to try getting beta access after E3 and before July 31st?


+ EL__DEVIL on June 11th, 2014 at 11:37 pm said:

This E3 app is an embarrassment. YouTube links, really? You can’t even watch the trailers in full screen under E3 daily news in XMB. Get it together Sony, this is a joke.


+ anhellxplosive on June 12th, 2014 at 11:42 am said:

wow…this is happening to ALOT of people including me!


+ GoCanes89 on June 12th, 2014 at 11:49 am said:

For anyone having issues with a video loading, let it load “fully” until you get the error message and it will count for completion. I was able to watch all game videos except 2 which gave errors, but counted for the reward. Same thing with the Press Conference, except you need to leave the error message on your screen for 30 minutes – When I press the play button for the Press Conference I would get “Content unavailable. We’re sorry, but this video is unavailable on this device” and let it sit for 32 minutes and got credit.

Hope this helps everyone. ^_^


+ GoCanes89 on June 12th, 2014 at 11:57 am said:

Also, for those having trouble getting the “Open all menus” and “Check out all PS Services” to complete, make sure you do both top and bottom of each page in the Services screen. Example: For PS Store, open the large box on top with “PlayStation Store” and the PS logo in it, then move down and open the smaller box below it that says “Explore”. Each page as you move left or right will have something on top and bottom.


+ Cobias on June 12th, 2014 at 2:19 pm said:

I find it absolutely stupid that the E3 event app isnt allowed in Canada or anywhere else for that matter. I guess us (you know, the rest of the world) dont game.


+ chibuki on June 12th, 2014 at 6:33 pm said:

@GoCanes89 Thanks for the clarification. I did miss the little box in the Services booth and that was all I need for the 250 points c:


+ Lifendz on June 18th, 2014 at 4:30 am said:

So…will the press conference be available for download on PSN like in past years? I’d like to rewatch a high quality version of the conference as the streams tend to look like crap.


+ NataiX on June 22nd, 2014 at 11:53 am said:

Still waiting for the simple patch to enable Harmony Ultimate compatibility… This should really not be that hard, and it’s gone from an opportunity to demonstrate strong customer support to a clear example of poor service.


+ wynams on July 3rd, 2014 at 10:50 am said:

Still waiting for my 250 rewards points.

I really love Sony Rewards, but on these promos like this you are all but guaranteed to call in and state your case to get what you have rightfully coming to you.


+ Rust177 on July 4th, 2014 at 6:12 am said:

wynams, +1.


+ Ryuhza on July 5th, 2014 at 10:37 am said:

Same here. I even redownloaded the app to make sure it was completed, and it was. No points email.

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