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.
- It also obviously doesn't know how long you've played before tracking started.
- 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.
- You will only get a message once a day and if you've played more than 30 minutes.
Don't worry, your stats are still saved and tracked, you will just receive them later.
- Check if you're able to receive messages via PSN! You can add the bot as a close friend if you need to. You will still be tracked regardless and you could check your stats on this website, but you will not get daily updates or the access code. You will have to allow messages and/or contact us by mail to get it working again if you've already added it in the past.
I didn't receive a message yet
- Check that you are able to receive messages, you might need to change your privacy settings.
- Have you been online? Maybe there was a PSN update and you have not been connected.
- Have you played more than 30 minutes?
- Was the last message more than 24 hours ago?
- Did you answer all questions with yes? Please contact me by mail
I didn't get my welcome message, does the bot work?
Yes! The bot can only send a certain number of new messages a day. If the bot gets a lot of new friends in one day, it is blocked automatically and cannot send new messages anymore.
The bot still works fine in this case and your time is tracked! No need to worry.
What you can do is to create a group or send a message to the bot, this will re-enable messaging, but takes a few hours to do so.
Are there any differences between the accounts ps-timetracker, ps-timetracker1, ...?
No. There's a limit of 2000 friends per account, so I have to create multiple accounts.
Can I receive my statistic weekly/monthly instead?
The PSN message will always come once a day, but you can also view your stats in more detail
Do I need PS+ / PS Plus?
Is this bot free?
Yes. This is a private project and 100% free to use.
However, this project does cost me money to run and build it further.
Support me on Patreon
Can my account get banned if I add this bot?
No. Well... maybe, but I highly doubt it. The only account that could get banned is the bot.
Does the bot also work on PlayStation 3 or PS Vita?
Yes, it works on all PlayStation platforms that have PSN enabled and will show you as playing online in the friendlist.
WIll it work on PlayStation 5?
Probably :D The bot relies on PSN, I doubt that Sony will change the way friends and friendlists work, so there's a high chance that it just keeps working.
Do you need my password?
No, and I will never ask for it!
Can I change my name on PSN?
Yes! You could receive one wrong message after that, but it will fix itself after a short while.
How do I unsubscribe?
Just remove the bot from your friendlist and that's it. It will stop tracking you and you will not receive any more messages.