THE Sony limited the transmission of games from Playstation 4 only for Xperia phones; since then, it has expanded the PS4 Remote Play feature to iPhone and iPad. It is now possible to play the console titles on any phone or tablet with Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher: just install the Google Play Store app and do the pairing.
The PS4 Remote Play mirrors the PlayStation 4 screen on your phone or tablet over Wi-Fi (this does not work via 3G or 4G). The application allows you to use the touchscreen to control the console interface; enter text using the virtual keyboard of the mobile device; in addition to using the microphone in voice chats.
To use PS4 Remote Play, you need a smartphone or tablet running Android 5.0 or later, covering about 80% of devices with Google’s mobile system. Your PlayStation 4 needs to have Update 7.00 installed, and you need to have a PlayStation Network account. Sony recommends “a wired connection via LAN cable” for the PS4.
If you meet the requirements, just follow our guide to use PS4 Remote Play on Android: enable remote use in PS4 settings, open the app on Android, enter your PSN credentials and pair.
The process is basically the same for using PS4 Remote Play on iPhone and iPad. Sony points out that devices with iOS 13 and iPadOS can connect their Dualshock 4 controllers via Bluetooth, and they can be used for PS4 games. (The Xbox One controller with Bluetooth is also supported.)
Applegan devices supported PS4 Remote Play in March, and Xperia phones have had this feature since 2014, so it was only a matter of time before it reached more Android smartphones. Let’s hope the PlayStation 5 comes with this functionality at launch.