A secret PlayStation TV feature has been discovered, allowing you to use the device, paired with a PS Vita, as a Chromecast of sorts.
The PlayStation TV has been out for just shy of a week in North America and its users are already discovering some unadvertised features. One Reddit user who goes by the name of “dkomaran” has discovered how to beam the media you have stored on a PlayStation Vita to your PlayStation TV.
With both devices connected to the same WiFi access point, go to any of your videos or photos stored on the PlayStation Vita. If you’re connected properly you should see a new icon on the top right hand corner of the Vita’s screen. The button on the left informs you that the content is being shown on the PlayStation Vita. If you press the button on the right, it will open the Photo or Video app on the PlayStation TV and the respective content will be beamed to your TV. From there, you can use the Vita as a remote to control the beamed content.
While this is a pretty expensive way to get your media off the Vita and onto the TV, it’s nice for those moments when you don’t want to switch memory cards.