What is 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 as well as connected virtual reality (VR) spaces. 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 a family account on PSN 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.
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, video calling, immersive technologies and screen capture.
How can you report online abuse or block someone?
- How to report content and users
How and when to report content and users on the PlayStation Network, and what happens once you complete a report.
- Block someone on PlayStation Network
How to stop someone from contacting you on PlayStation Network.
How can you protect your personal information?
- Privacy settings
Learn how to control who can see and communicate with you on PlayStation Network.
- Account security
Learn about account security and privacy on PlayStation network.
Outlines how your information is collected, stored and used on PlayStation Network.
Key safety links
- Online safety
Safety tools and tips for players of all ages.
- Parental controls
How to use parental controls to make PlaySation a safer place for your family.
- Family accounts
How to set up family accounts on PlayStation Network.
- Safety for parents and carers
A guide for parents and carers on how to help your children keep themselves safer online.
- Code of conduct
Outlines the behaviours expected when interacting with other members on PlayStation Network.
- Terms of service
The terms you agree to when you use PlayStation Network.
Last updated: 03/05/2023