How it works
The bot monitors your online status and works as a time tracker to see how long you've been playing. That's it, there's not much more to it...
You focus on playing, we do the all the rest automatically. The only thing you need to do is to keep your PlayStation system up to date and appear as online.
- You have to be online. Time cannot be tracked while you're playing offline or appearing as offline.
- Unfortunately it also tracks suspended games, for example while you're watching Netflix/Prime and a game runs in the background. Putting your PS in Rest Mode will stop tracking.
PSN Chat Messages
Messaging was deactivated completely, because these were repeatedly reported as spam and bots were banned by Sony.
In order to improve PS-Timetracker's stability, I decided to remove messaging entirely and only show the information on the website instead.
Are there any differences between the accounts?
No, they work exactly the same. There's a limit of 2000 friends per PSN account, so I have to create multiple accounts.
Why do the bots have weird names?
Sony regularly bans bot accounts when they find out about them. In order to make it harder to find them, older bots are not shown on the website anymore.
I don't have any access to banned accounts, I cannot write messages or change the bot's name.
Please add your email adress, so I can update you if a bot was banned.
You will also see a message on your profile page, if you don't have a working bot added as a friend anymore.
Do I need PS+ / PS Plus?
Is this bot free?
Yes. This is a private project and free to use.
However, this project does cost me money to run and build it further.
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Does this bot work on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PS Vita?
Yes, it works on all PlayStation platforms that have PSN enabled and will show you as playing online in the friendlist.
Does it show hours played from the past before I added the bot, like PS5 does?
Yes. Please set your PSN profile to public and add one of the bots. You can then check how many hours you've played on your PlayStation since you signed up to PSN.
Be warned: PS-Timetracker shows your stats in much more detail and more accurate than PSN, so for now the data is separated. Also the PS5 will not show your times on PS3 or PSVITA, but PS-Timetracker will show it starting the moment you've added the bot as friend.
Do you need my password?
No, and I will never ask for it!
Can I change my name on PSN?
Yes! It will take a few hours for the system to realize it, but after that the all data will be merged automatically
Will there be an app? I want an app!
I have currently no plans to release an app, because the website should work great on phones already. Just give it a try, you can also add a link to your profile on your homescreen.
How do I unsubscribe?
Just remove the bot from your friendlist and it will stop tracking you.