Linking an account via a PS3™ system or a computer

Even if you cannot connect your system to the Internet, you can still link a Sony Entertainment Network account with your system. Connect to the Internet using a PS3™ system or computer (Windows®/Mac), and link the account for use with your system. Accounts can be created using a PS3™ system or computer. Linking the same account to your system and PS3™ system or a computer lets you exchange data between the devices.
If you can connect your system to the Internet, you can use your system to link an existing account with your system. See "Using an existing account". If you do not have an account, see "Creating an account".

Using an account created on a PS3™ system

You can connect your system to a PS3™ system that is signed in to PSNSM and link the account that is linked to the PS3™ system with your system.

1.
Sign in to PSNSM on the PS3™ system.
2.
On the PS3™ system, close all open applications, and then select (Users).
3.
Connect your system and the PS3™ system using a USB cable.
4.
On your system, select (Content Manager) > [Copy Content].
5.
When the sign-in ID used on the PS3™ system is displayed, select [Use].
6.
Enter the password for the account used on the PS3™ system, and then select [OK].
The account is linked to your system and your sign-in ID and password are saved on your system.
  • You remain signed in to PSNSM unless, for example, you sign out manually. This gives you easier access to the online features.
  • If your system cannot connect to a network, then your system might sign you out.

Using an account created on a computer

If you have a computer that is connected to the Internet, you can link the same account with your system.

You must first download and install Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® on the computer. You can download it from the following website:
http://cma.dl.playstation.net/cma/

1.
On the computer, check that Content Manager Assistant is installed and started.
Windows®:
Look for the Content Manager Assistant icon in the notification area of the taskbar to verify that the application is running:
Mac:
Look for the Content Manager Assistant icon in the menu bar to verify that the application is running:
2.
Connect your system and the computer using a USB cable.
3.
On your system, select (Content Manager) > [Copy Content].
A screen prompting you to create an account on the computer appears on your system. The screen identifies the website to use. If you do not have an account, open the website in a browser on the PC and create an account. Do this while your system is still connected to the PC with the USB cable.
If you have an existing account, you do not need to create a new one.
4.
Select [OK] on your system.
5.
Enter the sign-in ID and password for your account and select [OK].
The account is linked with your system, and your sign-in ID and password are saved on your system.
  • You remain signed in to PSNSM unless, for example, you sign out manually. This gives you easier access to the online features.
  • If your system cannot connect to a network, then your system might sign you out.

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