New PlayStation App limited-release beta kicks off in Canada and Japan

Starting today, PlayStation is rolling out a limited-release beta in Canada and Japan to test a new PlayStation App feature: the ability to access and share your PS5 game captures on the go. When you enable this feature, your PS5 will auto-upload screenshots and non-4K video clips (under three minutes) you’ve captured to the cloud. 

You are then able to share them with your PlayStation Network friends or parties from PS App, save them to your camera roll, or post them on social media platforms. Your game captures will be available in PS App for 14 days after they are created on your PS5 console. Since this is a limited-release beta, features can be modified at any time. 

In addition, some features available during the beta may not make it into any final version or may see significant changes. iOS users in Canada and Japan can visit the App Store to download the update starting today, and no beta registration is required. The Android version is a phased release and may take one week until the update is available on your mobile device.

How to enable PS5 game captures on PlayStation App 

In order for screenshots and videos to be auto-uploaded, make sure you have set up the following: 

  • Your PS5 console needs to be linked to PlayStation App.
  • Your PS5 console needs to be left in rest mode and have the Stay Connected to the Internet setting enabled.

Enable captures on PS App

  • Open PlayStation App and select Library. 
  • Go to Captures and select Enable.

Enable auto-upload on PS5 consoles

  • Go to Media Gallery.
  •  View the pop up inviting you to enable.
  • Go to Settings > Captures and Broadcasts > Captures. 
  •  Turn on Auto-Upload.

How to view PS5 game captures on PlayStation App

Once you have enabled auto-upload, any supported screenshots and video clips captured on your PS5 console will be automatically uploaded. You can see them on PlayStation App by selecting Library > Captures. When viewing a capture on PlayStation App you can:

  • Select Download to save the capture to your device. 
  • Select Share and then a party to share your capture via Game Base. 
  • Select Share > Share via to send your capture using another supported app on your device. 
  • View more information about your captures.