Jul 24, · The 8 Funniest Video Games Ever Made In The Entirety of Human History Does the PS4 let you play a game while updates are downloading? I have . Jan 01, · it's a very annoying way about things. i'm not sure what makes it necessary. i mean, something like NHL15 will download what is essentially a demo so that you can either play CHI vs NYR over and over or just turn the game off and do something else while the game downloads. Nov 21, · I've had a similar problem while downloading a few games. It's always told me that its ready to install but when I go to install it it just stays on a blue screen with the rotating circle. Apr 14, · Installing and downloading are 2 different things. It's meant mainly for downloading updates, patches or actual games. During an install, you should keep your system turned on. And yes tc, you can play your games while stuff downloads. But it can take more time to download if your are using any apps or games at the same slicelive.coming System: PS4. Nov 16, · Here is a better explanation how Play as you download works. When you start to download a game the download status will show you downloading the whole game but, after a few seconds it calculates how much you need to download to be able to start playing the first level or the first few minutes of the game.