PlayStation 4 Remote Play now available for iPhone & iPad

PlayStation 4 Remote Play now available for iPhone & iPad


Some complained that the Vita didn't have quite as many buttons needed to fully replicate a DualShock 4, and an iOS device is even more limited.

As it now stands, you can play the PS4 on PC, Mac, as well as iOS. While cloud gaming without a hitch or lag is still just a dream, home streaming is now a pretty OK option to use when you are on a pinch. Both your iOS device and the PlayStation 4 will need to be connected the internet. Unfortunately, Apple's mobile devices don't natively support the DualShock 4, so you're going to need to pick up a third-party MFi controller - like the SteelSeries Nimbus - to play games the way they were meant to be played. Having been made available on PC and Mac past year, the app is now finally available on iOS. Using the on-screen controller you're able to control the console as well as display your PS4's screen on your device.

Players can use the app to display their PlayStation 4's screen on their iOS device, use their device as a controller, join voice chats, and enter text using the device's keyboard. You can not pair or play via a mobile network. Not all games are compatible with the remote play features. You'll obviously need to have the latest firmware update applied to your console, but once you've done that, you simply need to grab the PS4 Remote Play app from the App Store [download] and pair your iOS device to your PS4.

Sony recommends using at least an iPhone 7, a sixth-gen iPad or a second-gen iPad Pro or later.

The feature requires you to be on the same Wi-Fi network as the PS4.

There's also a new option to reassign the buttons to perform the enter operation. This service is available only in certain countries and regions.

  • Terrell Bush