What is the PlayStation Network?
PlayStation Network (PSN) is an online service that lets you connect with other online gamers, and purchase games and media via the PlayStation Store. The service provides chat, voice and video functionality. Users are identified via online IDs and once a profile is established it can be accessed from any other PlayStation. If you are under 18 years, your access will need to be approved through the Family on PSN service. If you want access to multiplayer gaming — where you can play with other gamers over the internet — you need to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for a monthly or annual fee. This will also give you access to premium content including free games, additional game levels and exclusive previews of new release games.
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How do people use the PlayStation Network?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use gaming services like PlayStation Network.
PlayStation Network is used for: content sharing, gaming, in-app purchasing, live streaming, location sharing, messaging/online chat, online relationships, voice chat and video calling.
How can you report online abuse or block someone?
How can you protect your personal information?
- Privacy settings
Learn how to control who can see and communicate with you on PlayStation Network.
Outlines how your information is collected, stored and used on PlayStation Network.
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