TVita? A TV Viewing App For Vita Is Coming This December ANd It’s Free

By Spencer . December 3, 2012 . 1:00pm

imageSony Computer Entertainment Japan announced a portable version of the Torne application. Torne is a Tivo-like recording program for PlayStation 3s in Japan. One neat fact about Torne for PS3 is it has trophies.


Torne for Vita can connect to a Nasune media hub which lets users watch live TV on a Vita. You can also take your shows on the go by transferring videos from a Nasune to a Vita over Wi-Fi. Torne also has a touch screen TV guide similar to Nintendo’s TVii service and stats like how many Torne users are watching a program.


Torne will be released for free from December 20 to February 27, 2013. Starting February 28, Torne will be sold for 800 yen ($10) on PlayStation Network.

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  • Ivan Junior

    Oh ok, I’m glad Vita has such amount of great apps. But I want games too, exclusives and great ones too, not only ports.

  • I’m kinda torn on the name here. I greatly prefer the title “TVita”. It’s catchy ^^

    • Sebastian Lothian

      I’m not going to lie here, when I first read your comment I thought you said torne instead of torn.

      • Looking back, I should’ve simply went for the pun and just used ‘torne’ xD

  • Xerain

    Just a small correction. I believe the “Nasune” you refer to is officially called “Nasne” in English.

  • benhofb

    Hmm. So the japanese vitas have Netflix, Youtube, Nico Nico, Hulu (soon, apparently), and this? Damn. Seems that SCEJ is really beating the whole media-playing device thing to death. Not that I don’t like watching movies on my Vita; in fact, I love it. I just wish that this productivity and energy for making media apps could be put into more unique games for the vita.

    Speaking of apps, I’d love if that Manga app comes west sometime… Heh…

    • I’m pretty sure it’s other companies (Netflix, Google, etc) developing the software, rather than SCE themselves.

    • Elvick

      Um, we have Netflix, YouTube, and Nico Nico too.

      And the people making applications aren’t people that would be making games.

      You act like there’s 4 people working on the Vita at any given time. And instead of making games, they’re making apps.

      May as well complain when an app comes out for the PS3. Doesn’t affect game production at all.

      • benhofb

        I am well aware that app devs and game devs are completely different; I was simply stating that I wished that there were more people working on games for the vita than the ones working on apps. Didn’t mean to throw you off.

  • PreyMantis

    Then we, the gamers outside of Japan, gets funk in the mass and we get nada.

    • HassanJamal

      Its a good thing i have 2 mem cards for accounts….although I feel like i wasted money when i shouldve used it to buy games though.

  • As long as the $10 is where the payments stop, I could totally see myself buying this!

  • Ferofax

    And the west resorts to wiping drool off their chins.

  • Lester Paredes

    Something that sounds really cool that will most likely not be released in America. That sucks.

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