It’s been a long time since Sony allowed PlayStation 4 users to be able to stream its games to Android devices , and the company recently released its Remote Play app for iOS as well . In this guide, we will explain how to set up your Apple and Android device to be ready for remote playback.
- What is PS4 Remote Play?
- How to set up remote play on your iPhone or iPad
2.1. PS4 main screen
2.2. PS4 Settings menu
2.3. PS4 Remote Play Connection Settings
2.4. Setting up Sony Remote Play on PS4 Pro
2.5. PS4 Remote Play on iPad
2.6. PS4 Remote Play Settings on iOS
- Remote Play on Android Phone
3.1. PS Remote Play – Connect the Dualshock to your Android phone
What is PS4 Remote Play?
As the name suggests, PS4 Remote Play is a way to stream games directly from your PlayStation 4 to another device, remotely (i.e. over the internet). It’s been available on Windows, Mac, and Android for a while, but let’s find out what it is all about.
How to set up remote play on your iPhone or iPad
First, you will need to install the PS4 Remote Play app on your iPhone / Ipad. It is compatible with both devices. You’ll also need to make sure your Apple devices and PS4 are on the same Wi-Fi network .
After installing the app, turn on your PlayStation 4 and make sure Remote Play is enabled. Enter the Settings menu: it’s the icon that looks like a small suitcase.
PS4 main screen
From here, scroll down to Remote Play Connection Settings and click on it.
PS4 Settings menu
The top option here is “ Enable Remote Play ” – make sure it’s enabled.
PS4 Remote Play Connection Settings
Do not exit this menu yet, as you will need it in the next few steps. For now, however, switch to your iDevice and launch the PS4 Remote Play app.
As soon as it starts up, a simple screen appears with a big old Start button. Tap it, then log into your Sony account .
Once you enter the app it will immediately start searching for your PlayStation .
Warning: your PS4 will not be found right away. Sometimes it will take multiple tries, so to make things easier, go back to your PS4 and click on the “Add Device” menu (also in Remote Play Connection Settings). A code will be displayed.
Setting up Sony Remote Play on PS4 Pro
Back on your iDevice, touch the “Register button manua lmente ” and then enter the code shown on your PS4.
Setting up PS4 Remote Play on iPad .
That’s all there is to it. It should connect and you will be ready to play. You only need to do this once, after which you should be able to start remote play anywhere, even if you are away from home.
Once you’ve got everything set up, you might want to take a quick second to make sure you’re getting the best experience.
From the main Remote Play screen (before connecting to the PS4), tap the gear icon in the top right corner. The main thing you’ll want to focus on here is the Video Quality option for remote play, which will determine the streaming graphics quality.
PS4 Remote Play on iPad
The resolution for remote play is set to Standard (540p) by default, which is probably fine on an iPhone screen but turns out to be quite pixelated on the iPad.
PS4 Remote Play Settings on iOS
It’s also worth mentioning here that the 1080p option is only available for the PS4 Pro . The normal PS4 is limited to 720p.
Besides the resolution, you can also change the frame rate. Again, a higher value will make the game smoother, but it could also cause a performance lag. In the event that a higher frame rate encounters the bottleneck factor caused by Internet speed, the resulting gameplay will be choppy and slow, resulting in lower frame rates. So sometimes setting the Frame Rate to Standard (the default) is a better idea.
Remote Play on Android Phone
Would you like to learn how to play the Playstation remotely on an Android phone? In this tutorial, we will show you all the steps required to access the Playstation screen on the Android phone.
PS Remote Play – Connect the Dualshock to your Android phone
Press and hold the Share and PS buttons. This will put the controller into pairing mode.
During pairing mode, a white light will flash on the back of the Dualshock controller.
Access the settings of the Android phone.
Go to the Connections menu and select the Bluetooth option .
Search for a new device and select the Wireless Controller option .
The Playstation controller is now connected to the Android phone.
Install the application called PS Remote Play.
Launch the PS Remote Play application and log into the PSN network.
Click the Confirm and Continue button.
Select the PS4 option.
Click the button to connect the Playstation.
On the Playstation, go to the settings menu. In the Settings menu, access the Account Management option.
Select the option to activate as your primary PS4.
In the Settings menu, access the option called Remote Play Connection Settings.
Enable the remote play option.
Select the option to add a device.
Make a note of the code displayed on the screen.
On the Android phone, enter the PlayStation code.
The Playstation will automatically cast the screen to the Android phone . Use the Dualshock controller to play Playstation on Android phone
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