How PlayStation Remote Play works

Distance is not a problem to continue enjoying your next generation video games.

PS5 has been released accompanied by titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls , among others, but also with various functions that offer many ways to enjoy it. One of them is Remote Play or Remote Play, which allows you to play your video games remotely using a PS4 . A very useful tool in those moments in which the television -or the room- where you have your console installed is busy.

Taking advantage of this feature is as easy as it is fast, but there are requirements to consider and it is likely that someone who does not know it will not find it easily. For this reason, we offer you this simple tutorial so that you can test how it works in a matter of five minutes: we will tell you how to play PS5 from a PS4 .

  • A PS5 console.
  • A PS4 console.
  • A DualShock 4 controller (PS4).
  • The RemotePlay application installed on your PS4 – Download .
  • An internet connection of 5Mbps or higher.
  • A PSN account, which must be active on both consoles.

Steps to follow/how to play PS5 from your PS4 remotely

Setting up the tool is a matter of seconds, but it is possible that if you haven’t tried it yet, you might get lost navigating between options. Don’t heat your head; you just have to follow the following steps :


  • On PS5, go to Settings> System> Remote Play and activate that option.
  • Next, do the same in System> Energy saving> Sleep mode functions, a category in which you must activate the options “stay connected to the internet” and “enable power on from the network”.
  • Leave your PS5 in sleep mode.
  • Turn on your PS4 and open the “Remote Play” application. Within it you can modify some image aspects that could influence the quality of the service – it depends on the speed of your internet connection – but the option you are looking for is called “Find your PS5” .
  • Enjoy! In a matter of seconds you will be using your new console through your PS4. When you finish the session you just have to open the Home menuand confirm the disconnection between both platforms.

Frequent questions

  • How do I activate my PSN account on both consoles? You must go to Settings> Account management> Activate as main and confirm this action.
  • Where can I play PS5 from PS4? From any part of the world. All you need is a stable internet connection.
  • Can I use Dual Sense on my PS4? No, the only compatible controller is the controller of the PS4 itself.
  • Is it compatible with all games? Yes, with 100% of the catalog.
  • I don’t have a PS4, do I have any other option to use my PS5 remotely? Yes, since the Remote Play application is also available for PCs and Android devices (version 5.0 onwards) and iOS (version 21.2 onwards).
  • At what resolution does streaming work? You can select several, although the performance is subject to the speed of your connection. Try them all!
  • What about HDR? Keep in mind that the device on which your PS5 is displayed is nothing more than an image receiver, so if a video game has HDR, you will enjoy it from anywhere.


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