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Sony Launches PS4 Remote Play on iPhone and iPad

Sony Launches PS4 Remote Play on iPhone and iPad


If you want to play PS4 games on your iPhone and iPad, you can now do so officially. More than four years after launching the PS4 Remote Play on Sony’s own Xperia smartphones, the company has finally created an iOS version of the app …

Use PS4 Remote Play to access your PS4 via Wi-Fi wherever you go.

  • Display the PS4 screen on your mobile device.
  • Use the on-screen controller on your mobile device to control your PS4.
  • Join voice chats using the mic on your mobile device.
  • Enter text on your PS4 using the keyboard on your mobile device.

Sony notes that you can’t use the DualShock 4 controller with an iPhone or iPad, which is something of a drawback as controls get overlaid onto the graphics, so you’ll probably want to use a third-party game controller.

As Engadget notes, unofficial apps have existed for some time, but this is the first time Sony has officially supported PS4 gameplay on iOS devices.

To run the app, you’ll need either an iPhone 7 or later, or an iPad (6th generation)/iPad Pro (2nd generation) onward. You may also need to upgrade your PS4 to the latest version of its system software.

Play is limited to Wi-Fi, and you’ll need an account for the PlayStation Network.

PS Remote Play is a free download from the App Store. A Mac version launched back in 2016.