There is a brand new firmware update available for the PS4 today adding some new features.
Holy shit Remote Play on iOS devices is huge However it really sucks how this remote play functionality doesn’t allow you to naturally use a DualShock 4 which seems quite odd, but on-screen controls to play your PS4 games remotely. This needs to be fixed ASAP
Iirc the work around is to sign in on ur iOS on a secondary account, use remote play and push the ps button on ur remote, it’ll sign in on ur primary or which ever and u can use the DS controller. That’s what I was doing on mobile Surprised Name change isn’t here since it was in the beta
Most likely 7.0 update
I love remote play on laptop with my PS4 and use it to do boring stuff like grinding or quests in Witcher 3 :p
Same here, my wife mostly played through Dragon Quest Builders II on her MacBook Pro. Worked surprisingly well when the PS4 Pro is not too far away. Even 60fps and no input lag (dualshock was connected to PS4P directly.) Just some minor hiccups, but nothing serious.
No ds4 support makes it very limited...
I use The DS4 on my phone. It works with remote play, and can actually be used to entirely control your phone with the DS4
I can't wait for more Android devices to be allowed. I'd love remote play on my phone. Especially for the grinds in games like DQ
Traditionally the only Android device capable of remote play and native ds4 support was the Sony Xperia range of devices. Given how they are not performing well in sales despite being quite competent I don't expect their main selling point to be ported to other Android devices
This is probably just a trial run. They will get it working right and on as many mobile devices as possible.
iOS is a whole different ballpark compared to Android though. iOS is limited to Apple devices. I currently have an iPhone 6 and I am able to use the Remote Play app. But then Apple devices also carry the same sorts of hardware and software on them. I am currently running iOS 12.2 and am part of the iOS beta program so I am running the newest version of iOS. The same can not be said for Android. There are multiple processors, multiple Android variations, and an extremely high amount of variables there. A lot of Android devices as old as my iPhone 6 typically cannot run the newest versions of Android.
I've been using remote play on Xperia for years now and it gives the you native ds4 support. Maybe Sony will patch it in for future releases
The easy PS4 control sync on Xperia is one of my favourite things
Boo apple suck.
Ios only??!! Damnit sony why in the world cant you just make it available for all android devices also...
Apparently there is an Android app for this feature https://play.google.com/sto...
Only for Xperia series. I see this as super unfair to all android users.
Xperia only there was modified version for other phones but Sony always block them
Been playing it on Xperia for years. You could always grab a cheap second hand z2 tablet or phone and have remote play with a ds4 second hand those devices would only cost $30 or so by now since they are 2014 devices which still run quite well actually
Just download the modded apk and install it
Awe it’s super unfair,booooo hooo I’m a millennial and need to be coddled at all times. Why only IOS booo hooo 😢😭😤
@slish What does not wanting to buy hardware that is overpriced and restricts what you can do with it have to do with being a "coddled millennial"?
@SLiSH83 Get off the internet Grandad, your nurse has your pills for you.
The developer stopped for years. But he is working on a new one.
There's an API dependency which hasn't been implemented in android yet. I think Google has it scheduled for their next is release. Best similar scenario us when they took out YouTube from vita because Sony wouldn't implement html5 support, except in this case, Google has to handle it on their end.
@fallenangel Get a xperia phone if u want to use ps4 controller
Or sony could stop trying to get people to use the craptastic xperia and just put it out for other devices its been 6yrs for crying out loud
Xperia xz 3 amazing phone and soon to be getting xperia 1 can't wait 😊
Keep telling yourself that. You're the like person running around singing the praise of the Windows phone.
I already have and have had a remote play app for iOS that allows a workaround for using PS4 controllers. I doubt I will use Sony’s app to do so now since the app I was already using seems more stable and capable. https://m.imore.com/ps4-rem...
I'm amazed that in 2019 people still can't use phones and internet correctly xD
I was in the 6.50 beta. Not updated to the public release yet. Has the country change option in the store not made the final release for 6.50?
On the store now, yes you can change country with the full release.
I don’t see this as an option I see it now, EU accounts only atm
What an absolute load of rubbish!
Finally you can change the enter button selection with circle and cross. this is game changer for many stuck wid imported ps4's. button assignment didnt help coz it changed in game buttons too.
Haha sick as I actually tweeted to Shuhei Yoshida about 1 month ago if remote play was ever going to come to IOS he didn't reply but this is very unexpected. Thanks Sony!
I've been using Xperia phones for years so I often forget that remote play isn't available on all phones.
What a mic drop by Sony! They’ve probably been refining this since launch with remote play being available on the Xperia. Sony & Apple collaboration in the near future maybe?🤔
Not likely, it's just that there are far fewer IOS devices than Android devices so making sure it works well is much easier.
Not sure I’m getting your comment. The number of android devices and collaboration between Apple and Sony are separate issues.
My point is that I think you're reading too much in to them releasing this on IOS. Just because they release on IOS doesn't mean there was any collaboration with Apple.
I wanted 1080p streaming fof non-4k PS4 systems.
They added remote play to iOS but not other Android devices.....are you serious? Major fail Sony major
Get a better android phone.
I have no word for the amount of stupid in this comment.
I'll just stick with my Switch.
As much as I love Remote Play there is no way im buying another iPhone to do it. My iPhone is my work phone, and my Android is the phone I would do this on. And Xperia phones are not my cup of Tea, so looks like i'll be missing out.
Just wait until they release the droid version. Google has to implement some network dependency, which is scheduled on their next is release.
Thanks @rainslacker im gonna look out for it.
Wish they added windows 7 support to the PC app ,...
it's too bad these updates are mandatory. i have no interest in these new features.
Pretty cool to play console games on your mobile phone
Meh nothing good in this 6.50 update
All the tv shows vanished from the ps video app.
While this interesting I wish they allowed connecting controller
Well done on RUINING this feature by adding a completely unnecessary restriction. It’s wifi only.
Using a controller during Remote Play currently requires you to be on the same network yes. However it is possible to Remote Play from anywhere with the on screen controls. Sony needs to get the PS4 controller Mfi certified then provide official drivers. Once they do the controller restriction will be solved.
The app devs arbitrarily decided to block data on my mobile. It only works if you have WiFi. There is no good reason for this block.
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