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PS3 Remote download from the PSN Store


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12 Mar 2012
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This was posted on the EU PS forums yesterday by Envisager (Community Manager):

Hello community!

An update for the SEN Web Store has been released which introduced a remote download feature. After making a purchase on the Web Store, you will now be able to place your content into a download queue for remote download to your PS3 or PS VITA device.

PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to take advantage of the automatic update function available through the Plus service to remotely download content purchased from the Web Store to your selected device during the regular automatic update. If you do not have a Plus subscription, any content queued for remote download will automatically begin downloading and installing when the device is manually turned on.

Here's an FAQ to help you on your way!

1. Manage download queue
If you have a number of different games queued for download and want to change the order in which the content downloads, you can easily do this by cancelling content from your download queue.

To manage your download queue:
  1. Select Download Queue from the drop down menu on your Online ID at the top of the screen.
  2. Your queued content will be shown in order with the first game to be downloaded at the top.
  3. Select cancel to remove any games scheduled to download before the content that you want first.
  4. You can restore content deleted from your Download Queue at any time from your Download List on your PlayStation device or by visiting Sony Entertainment Network Store on a computer.

2. Transfer content from PS3 to PS Vita

You can transfer downloaded content between your PS3 and PS Vita systems provided both devices are activated on the same SEN account by connecting your PS Vita to your PS3 using a USB cable.

Alternatively, your download list is accessible through your PS Vita so you can download purchased content (provided it is compatible with your PS Vita) at any time.

To transfer content between PS3 and PS Vita:

  1. On the PS3 system select the user associated with the account your content was purchased on.
  2. Connect the PS Vita via USB cable to the PS3, and choose Content Manager on the PS Vita.
  3. The option to ‘Copy Content’ should appear. There is the option to either copy content from the PS3 to PS Vita or from PS Vita to PS3.
  4. Next, choose the type of content you are copying.
  5. Choose the content you want to copy and select ‘Copy’.

3. Transfer content from PS3 to PSP

You can transfer downloaded content between your PS3 and PSP provided both devices are activated on the same SEN account by connecting your PSP to your PS3 via a USB cable.

To transfer content between PS3 and PSP:

  1. Ensure your PSP has the most up to date system software and has a memory card on which to store the content you will be transferring.
  2. On the XMB Menu go to Settings > [USB Connection].
  3. Connect your PSP to your PS3 using a USB cable.
  4. On your PS3, select the game you want to copy by pressing the (Triangle) button.
  5. Select ‘Copy’ and follow the on-screen instructions to copy the game to your PSP.

4. Download Sony Entertainment Network Store purchases to your PS3


After you make a purchase on Sony Entertainment Network Store, your content is added to your Download List on your Sony Entertainment Network activated device. Your download list is arranged in date order, with the newest first, so recent purchases will be at the top of the list.

You can either download your purchase yourself on your PS3 or you can remotely download your content so that it is ready to play when you next use your PS3.

PlayStation Plus members can also take advantage of auto-download for pre-ordered titles. This means that your pre-order is automatically downloaded to your console on the release date.

You can check the status of any content currently downloading and remotely start downloads through the store when you are signed in by selecting your Online ID at the top of the screen and going to ‘Download Queue’.

To download content remotely:

  1. On the ‘Thank You’ page or your Download List, select ‘Download to your PS3’ next to the title you want to download.
  2. Provided your device is in stand-by mode and you are a member of PlayStation Plus, your PS3 will switch itself on and begin downloading. If you are not a member of PlayStation Plus, the content will begin downloading automatically when you next switch on your PS3.
  3. Once the content has downloaded, go to (Game) to access your new game.


Senior Citizen
26 Jun 2012
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Now there's a handy feature for when DLC is released and my wife can't figure out how to find the ****ing stuff on the P.O.S. PSN store.

I queue it up from work...my wife just turns the machine on and it downloads...nice!


Serious Gamer
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29 Jun 2012
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Been able to do this for years on the 360. :P Not sure if this will be the same for the web based store, but things appear on Xbox.com sometimes a few hours before they appear on the 360 marketplace. The benefit here is that you can grab DLC before anyone else, as some people just dont seem to bother with this feature.


Serious Gamer
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2 Jul 2012
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I am sure its useful, but I lost interest halfway through martoks post, another feature I will probably never use