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Can one PlayStation Plus subscription be shared between multiple PSN accounts on the same machine?

If the main thing you're concerned about is online multiplayer, then yes, all accounts on a single PS4 can play online if at least one if them has an active PS Plus subscription, and that PS4 console ...
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Can I download and play games from a friend's PSN account on a PS4?

Sharing your digital games, apps, and other downloads with your family and friends is possible with the Primary and Non-Primary Account [...] In this example we are using Ethan and Katie who both have ...
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How do PSN levels work?

Earning trophies levels up your account, with each tier of trophy being worth much more than the last. All trophies of the same tier are equal in value. Bronze = 15 pts Silver = 30 pts Gold = 90 pts ...
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Can you check if a PSN code is valid without redeeming it?

The only way to check code is by trying to redeem it. After entering the code, if the code is valid, there will be a confirmation step, and you can cancel the operation. If the code is invalid or ...
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If I delete a game I downloaded, can I reinstall it later?

You will get to keep your games. You'll notice that when you get the free PS+ titles, they're added to your account whether you download them or not. Uninstalling games will not remove them from ...
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Can I buy games off of the PS Store without being on the console?

Yes, as long as you have a Playstation Network account, you can purchase things online or through the Playstation mobile app. From the app: Once you get your PS4, just log into your account and go ...
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Can you add friends on the PSN website?

Very old question, but in case someone is googling this, now you can do it: https://my.playstation.com/ and navigate to "Friends". From there you can now search, add friends, manage requests and ...
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Can you add friends on the PSN website?

Still can't add friends from the website, but you can use the official PlayStation iOS/Android app:
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Split 20$ PSN gift card between 2 accounts

When adding a gift card to PSN you simply input the 12 digit code and all of the funds are added to that account. There is no way to split up the value to multiple accounts. This is the same for ...
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Can I play downloaded (classic) games after my PSPlus subscription expires?

Yes, You will still be able to play games that you have purchased after your PS+ subscription has expired. Even if they are PS+ exclusives. Only games that you obtain for free from PS+ are no longer ...
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Can a single PS Plus subscription be used on two different profiles on the same PS4?

If the main thing you're concerned about is online multiplayer, then yes, all accounts on a single PS4 can play online if at least one if them has an active PS Plus subscription, and that PS4 console ...
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What Does PSN Mean When Purchasing A Game?

It stands for PlayStation Network and it means that the game is specifically made for digital distribution and purchase only. So they're only available digitally. You initially won't find them in ...
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Are PS+ free games region-locked?

You do not require a region Y account to use your region X content in region Y. You can continue to purchase and play on your region X account from region Y with no problems and as long as you ...
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PS4 account shared among other users

It depends on who was logged in at the time of purchase. If your son's account was logged in, the purchases are credited to his account, and use the wallet and credit card info on his account. If ...
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PS4 - disc and digital copy of the same game

I have had this happen multiple times, especially with free PS+ games. I've always had to uninstall the disc version then download the digital version. You can back up your saved games if you're ...
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Playstation Store wishlist notification when game goes on sale

Sadly such a feature isn't available but there are several web sites and mobile apps that can do that. A few websites: https://psdeals.net/ https://psprices.com/ I personally use the app from ...
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Is PS+ mandatory for PSN account?

TL;DR You don't need to pay to buy games online, only to play them online with other players. I think you may have some confusion between the PlayStation Network (PSN) and PlayStation Plus. PSN is ...
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Do games for some PS versions work for other PS versions?

It depends. Each console generation uses different hardware, which behave differently. Code written for one hardware will not necessarily work for another. This is especially true for consoles, which ...
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Can one PlayStation Plus subscription be shared between multiple PSN accounts on the same machine?

I recently bought a 2nd PS4 (unit 2). I gave my old PS4 to my son (unit 1), which was my primary. On unit 1 all user has all the benefits of ps plus, multiplayer included. On unit 2, since I will ...
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Can you play GTA online without a GTA 5 disk?

Yes, you can play GTA online with the digital version of GTA V. Source
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Check download progress while away

If you start the download from your console it will only show the progress from your console. The only way to view the download progress from the PlayStation website is to push the download from ...
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PS4: copy/paste text in messages

In the on-screen keyboard, there should be a "..." button right below the space bar. Press that, then hit "Select" to start selecting the text you want to copy. Once you've finished selecting the text ...
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Differentiating between free PS+ games and purchased games

The only way to check if a game on your PS4 is a Plus game is to see if the game has an expiring licence. Plus games have a licence ending at the same time as your Plus subscription, while purchased ...
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Recovering deleted download

No. The action performed stated the functional outcome and there is no way to recover the deleted portion.
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What is a PS4 bundle from 3rd party?

So, my question is. IS IT POSSIBLE? Yes, it is. Since you'll be getting an ID and a password, you'd be buying a PSN account (also known as PSN ID). The guy most likely bought those games for his ...
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Keep game but lose its owner's account on second hand PS3

No. Purchasing a PSN game inextricably ties it to the account on which it was purchased. You can, however, leave that user on the PS3, still linked to that online account, and any other local users ...
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Can I play multiplayer on two consoles with game from the same account?

No, if you try to log into the same PSN account on a different PS4 while online, it will kick the other login off. You will both need your own copies of the game. If you play on your own accounts, it ...
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If I factory reset my PS4 and sign in on another PS4 years later, will my game progress carry over?

If you delete all data on your PS4, that data is lost if not backed up. Your account, the games you bought, and your trophies will remain on Sony's servers, but you will lose any progress made in your ...
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Is it possible to circumvent European censorship?

No. The PC version is the only one available in Europe that's not censored in all of it, but that would require buying it again as well as having a PC capable of running it. On PC, censorship only ...
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