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Sony Offers "Tips And Tricks" For All You New Vita Owners

So, you finally got the PlayStation Vita for Christmas, huh?

And now you're fiddling around with it, trying to get the most out of your shiny new handheld. Well, check out the PlayStation Blog, where SCEA has tossed up some hints and tips for your Vita.

There's Remote Play with PlayStation 4, which lets you stream PS4 games via Wi-Fi to your Vita; if you can't access the big screen for some reason, Remote Play will allow you to keep playing. You can check out the new streaming service, PlayStation Now, that allows you to sample great PS3 games on the go, and you can personalize your Vita background if you so choose. Take a screenshot of your game, utilize the Quick Settings Menu, organize your apps with folders, and check out the new Calendar App.

Oh, and of course, don't forget about PlayStation Plus, which gives you access to the Instant Game Collection (6 free games per month, 2 of which are Vita titles), 1GB of cloud storage, and tons of discounts on Store items. All you gotta do now is cross your fingers and hope for some new exclusive Vita software...

Tags: vita, playstation vita, vita tips

12/26/2014 11:12:26 AM Ben Dutka

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, December 26, 2014 @ 2:06:11 PM
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To use remote play I have to shut down all torrents, remove 2 computers from the network, and stay within 30 feet of the PS4. Nice feature :P

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frylock25
Friday, December 26, 2014 @ 6:15:36 PM

i just bought a ps tv for my daughter for christmas. she can remote play lbp3. when setting it up it says to remove as much wifi stress for your router as you can. free up as much of the network as you can. the connection was going through the internet i believe but it stayed consistent.

what you say you have to do though does kind of sound like what they say you need to do.

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Beamboom
Saturday, December 27, 2014 @ 3:32:58 AM

Torrents? Still doing piracy? I'm disappointed.

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Aranha
Saturday, December 27, 2014 @ 9:05:03 AM

Hi World. Are you using a wireless N router? If so, 300mbps + should do it, +/- a few tweaks to enhance the strength of your signal and throughput.

If you have the option you can upgrade to wireless AC, which is the "successor" to N, and I've suffered no slowdown whatsoever. It was relatively inexpensive too. I paid less for the AC router ($60 on sale), than my Extreme N router ($90+ even after being out for a few years).

I have about 20 network devices, at least 10 actively using my network at once, without a hiccup. I had a party, everyone had smartphones, I allowed them access to my (guest) network, and even people who were skyping or using other video chat services experienced no lag. They were amazed. At that point there were about 30 devices hooked up to my network. The wireless range also reaches further than N and is stronger.

Even with N, it's all about optimization. I use different bands at different frequencies to accommodate wireless signals. So my 2.4GHz is only for B+N, while the 5GHz is for N+AC, as well as keeping the security at WPA2 with AES.

Hope this helps, as it has helped me use my PSTV and PS3 with no issues (and my Wii, 3DS, and 360). Sucks for my PSP which doesn't support WPA2, but at this point I no longer need it to be online. No streaming in general for PSTV, but my downloads and such are blazingly fast, all on a network that receives constant use in the form of streaming via Netflix, Hulu Plus, or general Internet use from all sorts of devices: 3 PCs, 2 laptops, 3 Blu-ray players, 3 cellphones, 2 tablets, a surveillance DVR, plus a server that is used for remote access and general network use (backups and monitoring).

And mind you, I only upgraded because my N router semi-conked out, but even my N router was holding out down pretty well until it's failure. Optimization is key.

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 6:26:57 PM
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well the instant game collection is a good start but yeah there are lost of things if you look had enough

happy gaming

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