How to buy and download a PS5 game from the PlayStation App for Android

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You don't need your computer or even your console to buy PS5 games. All you need is your mobile device and the PlayStation App. With its latest update before the PS5 launched, the app was overhauled to include an integrated store, allowing players to purchase and download games directly to their consoles with ease. Just sign into your account, and you'll be ready to go.

If you go to download a game while your console is turned off and not in Rest Mode, just be aware that it will start downloading the next time you turn on your PS5.

How to buy PS5 games on the PlayStation App for Android

  1. Open up the PlayStation App on Android.
  2. Select the PS Store icon in the lower middle of the screen to browse games.
  3. Alternatively, select the Search icon at the lower right to search for a specific game by name.
  4. Select the game you wish to purchase.
  5. On its store page, select Add to Cart.
  6. Select Confirm Purchase at the bottom of the page that opens up.

Source: Android Central

How to download PS5 games from the PlayStation App for Android

  1. Select your Game Library at the bottom of the page, the second icon from the right.
  2. Select Purchased at the top of the page.
  3. Scroll down and select the game you just bought.
  4. Select Download to Console.Source: Android Central

  1. If your console is in Rest Mode or turned on, it will begin downloading. If it is off then the game will download once you turn it on.

The best PS5 games to play

With backward compatibility, there are thousands of games available on PlayStation 5, and a ton are either enhanced or built specifically for Sony's newest machine. The best PS5 games span multiple genres, with a little something for everyone. There's no shortage of amazing games to play, from a kid-friendly game like Bugsnax to the dark corridors of Demon's Souls.

The list of games will only grow as time goes on, so be sure to get caught up on those games you've been meaning to play asap. Horizon Forbidden West, Resident Evil Village, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and many more are expected to release.

Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.