The PSP is compatible with Wi-Fi, which is used both for ad hoc multiplayer video games or over the Internet, as well as for updating games, downloading additional content or even surfing the Web, thanks to the browser included in version 2.0 of your Firmware. It is also possible in version 2.60 to use RSS technology to listen to Podcast in streaming, that is, without downloading the file to the console; and watch TV through the WIFI connection with the Sony LocationFree device. Ad hoc functionality is compatible with XLink Kai.
Using Wi-Fi, it is also possible to connect to the PlayStation 3 console, to transfer saved games from one device to another, use the PSP as a remote control or peripheral, or use the Wi-Fi of the PSP to connect the basic version of PlayStation 3 Internet among other things. It also allows the connection to the PlayStation 2 console, with the games that allow it, such as Pro Evolution Soccer 6, having both the PSP and the corresponding version of the game.
The Internet Browser, Web Browser, allows you to read html documents, images and supports access to Flash and WMA content, it is convenient to select mobile settings, such as when viewing Wikipedia pages on PSP. Triggers facilitate navigation between pages that have been visited, forward and backward. The Xactiva key links, the combination of the squareSquare key with the crosshead or the joystick moves through the web page and with the triangle keyTriangle you can access the configuration menu.
The PSP Internet browser is a version of the NetFront search engine made by Access Co. Ltd. and was released for free with the software update 2.00.
Version FW 2.50 added Unicode (UTF-8) for character encoding and Auto-Select in the options menu in Web browser encoding, and also simplified online form input history.
Version 2.70 introduced basic Adobe Flash capabilities for the use of Flash technology.
There are three different display modes: “Normal”, “Auto Adjust”, and “Smart Adjust”. “Normal” shows the page without changes, “Auto-tuning” will try to reduce some of the elements to make the entire page setting on the screen and maintain the original format and “smart adjustment” shows the content in the order that appears in the HTML , and without the size adjustments, but place the element aligned down, below the previous element, if it does not fit in the screen width, that is, convert the tables on a web page into vertical rows, eliminating the need for scroll horizontally. The user can increase or decrease the zoom in Web pages between 25% and 100%, and can select or move to any side of the page in the style of Pocket PC devices. The browser has a tabbed browsing interface limited to a maximum of three tabs. A link to a new page can be opened in a new browser tab.
The content can be limited, allowing the “parental control” tab to block access to the web browser and the creation of a 4-digit PIN in [Settings] in [Security]. In addition, the browser can be configured to run on a proxy server and can be protected by the security PIN to allow the use of web filtering or surveillance over a network. Recently, TrendMicro for PSP was added as a feature that can be activated through a subscription to filter or control content on the PSP.
The PSP’s browser is slower compared to other more modern browsers and often runs out of memory due to limitations set by Sony. On the other hand, Homebrew has allowed a customized version of the browser, which uses all the RAM (32/64 MB) of the PSP, which allows the browser to load pages faster and has more memory for large pages. You can also use the versions of Google Web Browser and Firefox for mobile.
Opera Mini can also be used in PSP through PSPKVM, homebrew application that is a Java Virtual Machine. It was claimed to provide much faster loading times than the default browser and provides better loading capacity for web pages.
Infrared (first edition)
The PSP 1000 contains an IrDA port located in the upper left of the console; however, in the 2007 revision this element has been suppressed by the opinion that it was not useful, a case similar to the Gameboy color in step to the Gameboy advance. This port is only used in sending, only images and is also used in shared games.
The PSP console also has the option of Gamesharing or Game Sharing, very similar to the multiplayer of 1 single cartridge of the Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS, included in certain games, which allows you to play with several players using only one UMD of the game or send demonstrations of some Wi-Fi games. Most games allow Gamesharing.