How to limit PS App bandwidth usage

Last Updated on 05/11/2023

The official PlayStation App is extremely helpful if you don’t have directly access to your PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 5 and/or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition system. By using the application, you are able to view the latest PlayStation related news, buy games, download games, share screenshots and free up space from the console storage.

Depending on how you use the PS App, it may take up a lot of bandwidth. So, if you don’t want to utilize a lot of data from your mobile network while using this application, then you can check out this guide at Overly Technical.

1. The first step you can take is to disable trailers and other videos from auto-playing. In order to do so, you need to take the following steps:

  • Open the official PlayStation App and then make sure you are in the Play section. If you aren’t there, then you need to select the controller icon located on the bottom left side of the screen.
  • In the Play section, tap the gear icon located on the top right side.
  • Inside the Settings menu, tap the Auto-Play Video option located in the PlayStation App section.
  • From the Auto-Play Video menu, make sure you select either the “On Wi-Fi Only” or “Never Autoplay” options.

2. If you still want to watch videos, then you can do the following in order to save on bandwidth usage:

  • In the Play section of the PS App, select the gear icon to head into Settings.
  • After getting to the Settings menu, select the Video Quality option underneath the PlayStation App section.
  • Inside the Video Quality menu, make sure that the Limit Video Resolution setting is enabled.

3. We also recommend that you restrict any downloads when you are using a mobile network. In order to do so, you need to take the following steps:

  • On the PS App, go to the Play section and then tap the gear icon to go to Settings.
  • In the Settings screen, you then need to select the Mobile Data Downloads options in the PlayStation App section.
  • After arriving at the Mobile Data Downloads menu, make sure you select the Always Ask option. Alternatively, you can also select the “Ask if Over 200 MB” option if you want the application to asked only when you are downloading a large file.

4. If your device has a bandwidth limiting feature, then you might want to enable it as well.

To do so with the Google Pixel 6 running on the Android 12 operating system, for example, you can do the following:

  • Open the Settings App.
  • In Settings, go to Apps.
  • Inside the Apps menu, select the See All Apps option.
  • From the All Apps menu, find and select PS App.
  • After getting to the App Info screen of the PS App, select the Mobile Data and Wi-Fi option.
  • Once you arrived at the Mobile Data and Wi-Fi screen of the PS App, make sure that the Background Data setting is turned off.