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How to Remote Play PS4 on Android & iOS Guide

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The PlayStation 4 firmware update 7.00 is now available on PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles worldwide. With this new update, the Remote Play functionality is extended, allowing the titles of the console to be played from most Android and iOS phones and tablets, as well as from Windows and Mac computers.

With this Remote use of PS4, players can view the home screen of their console, navigate their menus and play almost any game from another device. This allows you to pause the game, access the corresponding application from your mobile, tablet or computer, and continue the game right where it was left.

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As we said, not all PlayStation 4 games are compatible. Those that are left out of this function are those that require PlayStation VR and those that need other controls or peripherals, such as the PlayStation Move or the PlayStation Camera.

For the Remote Play to work it is necessary that both the console and the device from which you want to play are connected to the same local network (it does not matter if one is connected by Wi-Fi and the other by cable). From Sony, they recommend a connection of at least 5 Mbps, but we recommend a 12 Mbps connection through a LAN network cable.

How to play PS4 games from Android

Until now, only Sony Xperia devices with Google’s operating system were compatible with the Remote Play function. The new patch extends this to any phone or tablet that has Android 5.0.

In addition, those who have a mobile or tablet with Android 10 or higher will be able to connect a Dualshock 4 via Bluetooth 2.3, so instead of the touch buttons that will appear on the screen, they will have at their disposal the standard PS4 control.

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To use the function you will need the PS4 Remote Play application, which you can download from the Google Play Store.

From PlayStation, they warn that some devices cannot use functions such as the Dualshock 4 touch panel or the vibration function.

How to connect Dualshock 4 to Android Devices

The PS4 controller can connect to Sony Xperia phones and Android 10 phones via Bluetooth 2.3. To do that you have to follow the following steps:

  1. Press and hold the PS and Share buttons on the wireless controller at the same time.
  2. The backlight bar of the wireless controller will start to flash once the pairing mode is activated.
  3. On the Sony Xperia or Android device, go to the Bluetooth settings and activate Bluetooth connectivity.
  4. Select the option to search for new devices and choose [Wireless controller].

How to play PS4 games from iOS

To use Remote Play from an iPhone or iPad, the device needs to have iOS 12.1 or higher. Any recent phone or tablet has a more advanced version of that operating system, but the ones that are left out are all the iPhone before the iPhone 5S, the iPad before the iPad mini 2, and the iPad touch before the 6th generation.

Users of all other devices will only need to download the PS4 Remote Play application from the App Store via this link and connect their device to the same network as their PS4.

How to connect Dualshock 4 to iOS Devices

Players who have iOS 13, iPadOS 13 or tvOS13 or higher on their iPhone, iPad or Apple TV can connect a Dualshock 4 wirelessly and use it as a control method instead of using the touch buttons.

To do this, the following steps must be followed:

  1. Press and hold the PS and Share buttons on the wireless controller at the same time.
  2. The backlight bar of the wireless controller will start to flash once the pairing mode is activated.
  3. On the Apple device, go to the Bluetooth settings and activate Bluetooth connectivity.
    Select the option to search for new devices and choose [Wireless controller].

How to play PS4 games from PC and Mac

Remote Play has also worked for a long time with laptops and desktops. Any player with a Windows computer (Windows 8 or 10) or macOS (10.12 or later) can access PS4 games from Remote Use.

To do this, they must download and install the Remote Play client from this link.

When the Dualshock 4 is connected via USB, the computer will detect the remote and can be used as if it were connected to the console.

MacOS users who upgrade to Catalina version 10.15 of the operating system can also use the Dualshock 4 wirelessly.

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