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Sony brings official PS4 Remote Play to iPhone and iPad

Sony brings official PS4 Remote Play to iPhone and iPad

The major new feature is remote play for iOS devices.

The PS4 Remote Play app is available now in Apple's App Store. The iOS device you're using needs to be running iOS 12.1 or later, and Sony says that the iPhone 7, 6th-gen iPad, 2nd-gen iPad Pro or later are recommended.

A little while back, you may remember hearing that beta invites were being sent out for PlayStation 4 firmware update 6.50. However, you do have to use virtual buttons and sticks on the touch screen as controls.

It's important to note that, while most games are compatible with Remote Play, not every game will be supported.

Once the update is downloaded, iOS users need to then download the Remote Play app on their phones / iPads.

The biggest change in this update - firmware 6.50 - is that it adds mobile device support for Remote Play, specifically to iOS tablets and phones.

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If your PS4 can not be found automatically, you will need to manually register the iOS device.

Sign in to PlayStation account - to access your games you will need to sign into your PlayStation Network account inside the app.

Sony's DualShock 4 controller is not compatible with Remote Play, but according to Redditors, MiFi controllers do work. With the update installed, PlayStation 4 owners can connect their console to their Apple iPhone and iPad. And as you might expect, you'll need to have a solid Internet connection to play, so sticking to Wi-Fi whenever possible might also be a good thing.

There's also a new option to reassign the buttons to perform the enter operation. If that qualifier applies to you, go to your PS4's Settings, then scroll down to System, and you'll find a toggle.

Remote Play was already available on Android devices but for some dumb reason, it is still restricted to Sony Smartphones.