Developer Twisted89 has released a temporary fix of his unofficial PS4 Remote Play App for Android, in order to support the latest Firmware for PS4 (PS4 3.0 System Update).
Twisted89 emphasizes that this is a temporary fix based on a former release. It has all the basic features of the last release, but not all the functionality of the latest and greatest version. Nevertheless, this will come in handy for those of us who updated to Firmware 3.0 on the PS4.
What is PS4 Remote Play for android?
PS4 Remote Play for android is an unofficial mod of sony’s official Remote Play functionality. It basically lets you use the PS4 remote play functionality on any Android device (while Sony’s official application only works on XPeria phones and Xperia tablets).
PS4 Remote play for android lets you for example play the PS4 while somebody else is already using the TV, exactly like the same Remote play functionality does on the PS Vita and Playstation TV.
It’s a pretty neat feature, and it’s awesome that some devs are thinking of the 99.9% of users out there who don’t own an XPeria device. And yes, it is compatible with your favorite Dualshock 4, via the Sixaxis controller app.
I tested the app, and it works well (see screenshot below with Rocket League). You’ll want your PS4 plugged in with an ethernet cable for better performance.
Note: when you register the app with your PS4, make sure to skip the automatic “internet” search, to go directly to the manual process. On the PS4 Remote Play settings, go to “add a device” to get the 8 digits pin to pair your device.