PSN appears to be having problems right now, Update 8.00 also reportedly causing issues

PlayStation logo
PlayStation logo (Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment)

What you need to know

  • PlayStation Network is having problems right now.
  • Gaming and Video services have been impact and are unusable or difficult to access for many users.
  • Additionally, PS4 users who downloaded Update 8.00 are reporting console crashes.

If you're having problems downloading or buying games on PlayStation Network (PSN) or even accessing the service at all, it's not just you. PSN appears to be having problems right now. According to the official PlayStation support page, both the Gaming and Video services are being impacted right now.

Source: Android Central (Image credit: Source: Android Central)

This means you might have problems launching or buying games, as well run into difficulty accessing or purchasing movies and TV through PlayStation.

In addition to the PSN problems, some users are reporting console instability and crashes after downloading Update 8.00. This update added 2-factor authentication through third-party apps, additional parental controls and changed party functionality. You can no longer create a party without inviting someone first.

We'll be sure to provide an update as more information becomes available.

Samuel Tolbert

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on PlayStation on Android Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert