Sony brings official PS4 Remote Play to iPhone and iPad

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PS4 Remote Play iPad
You can download it from the App Store now.
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You can now play PlayStation 4 games on your iOS device. Sony has finally brought an official Remote Play app to iPhone and iPad, giving gamers the ability to connect to their console and play almost anywhere.

Remote Play is a wonderful service from Sony that lets you stream your favorite PS4 games to another device. It’s ideal for those who want to game when the TV isn’t free, and if you have a good connection, it works great.

Remote Play was once exclusive to Sony’s own device, so you couldn’t enjoy it unless you owned an Xperia smartphone or a PlayStation Vita. But not anymore; more than four years after its initial debut, Remote Play has finally graced iOS.

PS4 Remote Play on iOS

Setting up Remote Play is incredibly simple. All you need to do is fire up your PS4, download the Remote Play app on your iPhone or iPad, and sign in using your PlayStation Network account to connect the two.

There’s a manual setup option if for some reason syncing doesn’t happen automatically. Once your devices are talking to each other, you can load up a game and enjoy it on your iOS device.

You can also use Remote Play to join PSN parties and chat with your friends. Because this is iOS, however, there are obviously some limitations.

Remote Play limitations on iOS

The best way to play PS4 games is with a controller, but of course, Apple won’t let you connect a DualShock 4 controller to your iOS device. You’ll need an MFi controller, then, or you’ll have to use the virtual controls you see on screen.

You can’t use Remote Play over a cellular connection, so you’ll need to be connected to Wi-Fi — preferably the same network as your PS4 if possible. You will also need to be running iOS 12.1 or later.

Compatible iOS devices include the iPhone 7 or later, the sixth-generation iPad, and the second-generation iPad Pro or later.

Download Remote Play today

If you have all the things you need, you can download Remote Play now, and for free, from the App Store.