Shuhei Yoshida Confirms Ability to Turn On the PS4 Remotely with The Vita, Talks about Perfection

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida just confirmed the ability to turn on the PS4 remotely with the PS Vita, and also mentioned that nothing is perfect, the PS4 included.

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booni31910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

This seems like a pretty neat feature, even though I'd probably still just use my controller to turn on the console. I wonder what the usefulness of this would turn it on with the Vita and then seamlessly start remote play? That'd be cool.

@Abriael that sounds awesome! I guess it goes without saying that you can also turn your console off remotely. Rad!

Abriael1910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

The feature's usefulness is when you're not in the same room or even in the same place as your PS4 (as remote play has already been confirmed to work via the internet).

That way you don't need to leave the PS4 on to be able to remote play, and can just turn it on directly from standby when needed.

iamnsuperman1910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

See that the key thing here. This is a big plus for remote play as I don't need to be in the same room. This is how remote play works right now (turning on the PS3). It is very useful

slivery1909d ago (Edited 1909d ago )


Technically "Remote Start" and "Remote Play" aren't the same thing.

Seems like many don't understand that here. You can remote play on PS3 but it needs to be set to Remote Start and log in users automatically before it can actually Remote Start.

You won't be able to just set up Remote Play and start your PS3 without the first steps to setting it up.

Of course everything involves some type of initial setup. After that you won't ever have to set it again unless some freak accident happens.

You may already know all this but it seems like many people here don't understand how remote start works, some here don't even realize their PS3's already can.

Simply put you need to set your PS3 to remote start first before anything. When setting up remote play, it has nothing to do with the settings needed for remote start. Just feel that is important for people to know.

Brazz1909d ago (Edited 1909d ago )

yeah, youare prety much in the right track. plus i can imagine the ps vita as a "mobile ps4" whit this setup. If i have a good Wiffi conection at time, this means that i can turn on my ps4 and use the remote play from any place in the world. Very good sony, but i'm unsecure whit the possibility of lag problems...
If no lag gaming in remote play is possible this will be a killer add to the "Psvita + ps4" combo.

timl2411909d ago

This is cool, but saying "Xbox on" isn't cool. Gotta love fanboys...

Brazz1909d ago (Edited 1909d ago )

@ Timl241.

I realy think voice command is a cool thing, and i realy think voice command will not be something exclusive whit xbox. sure, X1 may have better voice command and more option, but i'm sure as hell that Ps eye 4 micro will work great too. but ya see...

at one hand i have voice command to "turn on" xbox, give commands for the game, change screen, etc...

in the other hand, i have the possibility of playing my ps4 in anyplace whit a good Wifi conection! i can go to my work, turn my ps vita on and play PS4 games whit remoteplay! this is a killer add, at least for me.

KUV19771909d ago

"From navigational voice commands to facial recognition, the PlayStation Camera adds incredible innovation to your gaming."

Amazon-Product-Description for PS4-camera.

Ju1909d ago

@silvery, this is just an option you enable when you configure remote play. During that process you can allow the PS3 to be remote started.

You make it sound like you have to do some extra work to make this work. This is not the case. This is part of the remote play configuration.

You have to "pair" your PSP/Vita for remote play with your specific console anyhow. It does not "just work".

strifeblade1909d ago (Edited 1909d ago )

Yeah it is a really cool feature, i mean forget you can turn on xbox one using your voice- i would much rather grab my vita and turn on the ps4. Man this is so cool and innovative... And i don't know why sony gamers are mentioning pseye- besides the fact it is inferior to kinect but this is the same user base that hates a camera to come with the system and then they turn around and say eye can do this when they absolutely have no plans on buying it and if they did that would make them hypocrites. lol

Narutone661909d ago

I remembered turning on my PS3 with the PSP remotely. By remotely, meaning I was in the office with my PSP and I was able to turn on my PS3 at home and browse on it. The lag though was terrible.

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slivery1909d ago (Edited 1909d ago )


No its not when you configure it on the Vita it never once asks for remote start to be set because the setting it seperate, that is what I said. I have no reason to lie, I have used it enough to know. I can even prove it isn't in the setup required for remote play to be used on the Vita.

So why are you lying or trying to make it seem like I am? Here is the configuration process right there.

See the setting is separate before you even setup remote play, it not included in the configuration process with the Vita. They are separate setups just like I said.

Did it ever ask for Remote Start during the configuration process? No it doesn't but obviously you saw the setting on the PS3 before that. In the Remote Play section the separate option to turn on Remote Start.

It is not apart of the actual setup used to get the Vita started with remote play, that is what I said.

I am not making it sound difficult or like its hard to do because it isn't. Just making sure people know that you have to turn on the Remote Start setting in remote play settings section on the PS3.

I was just trying to describe it in better detail as some seem confused on how remote start works.

So yes it is a little extra because it is actually a different setting you won't find on your PS Vita during the config. It has to be set on the PS3 itself which is not included or asked to be turned on when setting your PS Vita up through the PS3.

Most people don't see that little remote start option there before they start setting up remote play. Then they question why they can't remote start the PS3.

You are right in that it is all in the same section but setting up the PS3 with remote play and remote start are not in the same configurations.

So many people disagreeing with my previous comment is just dumb. I literally just showed you what I meant with the actual process. Anyone with a PS3 and PS Vita who knows how to work remote start, knows it is a separate setting that needs to be set on the PS3.

It isn't exactly the same process or asked to be turned on during the configuration of the Vita.

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boybato1910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

There was even a point where you could access the PSN store via Vita remote play(internet) therefore you could download stuff on your PS3 even if your not home.

Abriael1910d ago

Yeah I really hope they put that back on.

Jeff2571910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

Well they have talked about being able to buy games and content for your PS4 from an app on your smartphone or tablets. You can currently buy content and have it ready to download to your PS3 from the PC. it would make sense that they will allow Vita users to do the same with the PS4. The remote play aspect is really making me think hard about going almost all digital with the PS4. Just something about being able to access all my games even when I am not home through my Vita that would be really awesome.

@Abriael below

Actually with PS+ you can set the PS3 to automatically boot at certain times to look for updates. If you buy games or content and add that into your download queue it will also download and install them if it is in there before the time window you designate. If you buy stuff and add it to your download queue after that time the PS3 will notify you that you have content ready to be downloaded and ask you if you want to download it.

I have done this a few times because I work nights and I have my PS3 set to turn on around 3am. Recently I bought all the GTA PS2 games from work and they were downloaded and installed when I got home.

Abriael1910d ago

@Jeff257: you can already do that with the current web marketplace, but you can just purchase and not download. It'd be awesome to be able to start the download remotely too.-

Ju1909d ago (Edited 1909d ago ) all the way for me. US$ and tax free;)

Well, it will auto-download next time you switch on the PS3 - or at the daily synch when enabled. But it doesn't have "push-to-download", true.

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sonerone1910d ago

u can turn on remote start on ps3 right now, turn the system off and then u can turn it on wherever u are in the world with your vita, psp, laptop. this is not a new function, but good to know it will work in ps4 as well.

miyamoto1909d ago (Edited 1909d ago )

dual screen gaming done right!

like i said long ago: you can play your ps4 games on your psv even your miles away from home on the other side of the planet Earth which you can not do with the wii u game pad.

oh btw, you can do this remote play thing on your ps3, pc games, pc nintendo emulators, too.

FACTUAL evidence1909d ago (Edited 1909d ago )

What's good with the ability to change your psn id?(not using your real name like sony stated).

AlexanderNevermind1909d ago

That is pretty cool for Vita owners. Maybe there will be an ap for smartphones to turn the system on as well.

showtimefolks1909d ago

turning on or off your console with kinect 2 or vita is just a added feature that most people will never use

turning off the console with a controller is much easier

but i guess some will enjoy the feature so more power to them

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chestnut11221910d ago

Then PS4 will be my Console Final. Killzone Mercenary + Killzone Shadow Fall this Year will surely keeps me busy.

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dcj05241910d ago

VERY useful. It annoyed me to call my girlfriend/roomate to ask them to turn on my ps3 so I could play some sotc.

PrimeGrime1910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

*smh* Do people even read manuals these days for anything they buy anymore?

The PSP could remote start the PS3 and so can the PS Vita. You don't have your PS3 set properly in order to remotely start it outside your home.

You have to actually set your PS3 to certain settings first to actually use Remote Start, as Remote Start and Remote Play are two different things.

I use Remote Start all the time to play Tokyo Jungle outside my house. No clue why people are agreeing with you, I guess they also don't read manuals or never owned a PSP or a PS Vita.

nosferatuzodd1910d ago

Nice keep the ball rolling sony