PS4 Remote Play – What is it
The PS4 Remote play functionality lets you Play your PS4 Games from the comfort of your Desktop PC, your PS Vita, or on some Android devices. In addition to the official Sony clients, unofficial ports let you use PS4 Remote Play on Android devices that are not supported by the official remote play client, and an unofficial port exists for Remote Play PC as well, with more features than the official client.
The official version of PS4 Remote Play for Android is limited to the devices it supports: Sony XPeria smartphones and tablets. We’ll never know if it’s a plot by Sony to make you purchase their phones, but that didn’t work for very long.
Developer Twisted has been working on an Android mod of the official Playstation Remote Play app. The app lets people use the Remote Play functionality on their Android device of choice. He also released an unofficial Remote Play PC App.
- Recommended Routers for Remote play
- PS4 Remote Play – Android
- PS4 Remote Play – iOS (iPhone/iPad)
- PS4 Remote Play – PC
- PS4 Remote Play – PS Vita
Recommended Routers for PS4 Remote play
The following routers have been recommended by gamers for the best Remote play experience on your PS3/PS4 and PS vita. In general for Remote Play you are looking for solid Wifi performance and a good range, given that at least your PS Vita will be on Wifi, and potentially your PS4/PS3 too.
PS4 Remote Play – Android
- PS4 Remote Play for android can be downloaded here.
- Make sure your PS4 is correctly configured for Remote Play
- Sideload the APK to your Android device, and you’re good to go
PS4 Remote Play for Android: Tutorials
PS4 Remote play for android: Troubleshooting
If you get error 88001003 when running the app: Try to uninstall applications superuser or superSU, and install RootCloak. Then try again.
PS4 Remote Play – iOS (iPhone/iPad)
It is possible to use PS4 Remote play on your iOS device with an unofficial (paid) app named Playcast. We haven’t tested it but it is getting positive reviews.
you can download Playcast from iTunes.
PS4 Remote Play – PC & Mac
Remote Play PC is available on the PS4 since firmware 3.50, which was released on April 6th, 2016. (On March 1st, 2016, Sony confirmed the PC & Mac remote play will come with PS4 Firmware 3.50.). You can download the official Sony Remote Play client here. If you’re looking for a recommended router for PS4 Remote play, check the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 .
There also exists an unofficial PS4 Remote play for PC application, created by developer Twisted (the same person who ported the Android version above).
The unofficial PS4 Remote Play PC application is Free and you can download it here (A premium version of this unofficial Remote Play PC exists, that costs roughly $10, with additional features). It’s up to you to decide if you’d rather go with Sony’s official client, or if you want to get this unofficial app a try. We reviewed the Remote Play PC from Twisted and we liked it, but this is not officially supported by Sony and there is a risk it could stop working any time. But since it’s free you can always give it a try, and compare.
Another unofficial client named PS4Play exists and can be found here. We haven’t tested it yet.
The community surrounding the unofficial client is getting big, and we’ve seen examples of people enabling Virtual Reality (VR) on the PS4 through this client. Or, let’s say, a “poor man’s” version of VR (still impressive nonetheless). We will see what the official Remote Play PC does too.
PS4 Remote Play PC News & articles
- Gamers are bringing Virtual Reality to the PS4 ahead of time (2015/12)
- Sony announce plans to release a Remote Play PC app, ensuring bleak future for the unofficial Remote Play (2015/11)
- Remote Play PC for PS4: review (2015/11)
- Remote Play PC to be released this week, will be a paid app (2015/11)
- Remote play PC – unofficial port now lag free and all major bugs fixed, release “soon” (2015/11)
PS4 Remote Play – PS Vita
Sony designed the PS Vita with Remote play from the ground up, and the PS4 officially supports the Vita. There are however several important configuration steps you need to go through in order to make it work right. You can check the official Ps4 remote play documentation for PS Vita on the Sony website here.
Note for Vita Henkaku users: If you are running a hacked PS Vita, it is likely PS4 Remote Play will not work out of the box for you. You can however use PS Vita homebrew ps4relink to bypass the PSN sign-in requirement, which will let you run PS4 Remote Play on a hacked PS Vita.
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