Have you ever wanted to play your PS4 on a trip but didn’t want to lug that heavy machine around? Well say no more, PS4 Remote Play has been updated to support iOS. To do so, you’ll have to download the Remote Play app for your iOS device. You then pair the PS4 with your device and compatible games will be available to play.
Your phone will get on screen buttons and you’ll be able to control it from there. There isn’t official DualShock 4 support but there are other controllers like the MFi gamepads that should work.
PS4’s recently updated their firmware to 6.50. This added the feature of being able to stream your PS4 to your phone essentially. Currently supported are iOS devices, so an iPhone or iPad will be able to play PS4 games.
However, don’t rejoice yet. You’ll have to have an iPhone 7 or sixth-generation iPad or later for it to work. You also can’t use it over your mobile network, and have to be connected to WiFi.
Check out the video above as an example for the Xperia.
Originally in 2013, Sony brought remote play to the now gone PS Vita. Then in 2016 they updated the feature to allow Windows and Mac to be able to use it. There isn’t an Android version up right now but Sony’s Xperia line of smartphones can use Remote Play. This suggests that Android can run the app and therefore we could be expecting an update soon.
Along with Remote Play for iOS, firmware 6.50 had some other pretty nice features. You can now remap your system to either use X or O as your ‘Enter’ button. This might be great news to some, but be warned this does not change the game’s default enter button.