When the PS4 launched back in 2013, one of its standout features was Remote Play. This would allow you to stream your PS4 games to play on the PS Vita. Later, Remote Play found its way to Sony’s Xperia line of Android phones, Windows PCs and macOS as well as iOS. Now with the PS4 system software update 7.00, Remote Play will be available on Android devices with Android 5.0 or higher. The PS4 system software update 7.00 update release date is October 8 and also has these other features.
PS4 system update 7.00 features
- Increased maximum Party participants from 8 to 16
- Improved audio quality for voice chat
- Improved network connectivity
- Accessibility support with Chat Transcription has been added (US Only)
- Remote Play for Android devices with 5.0 or higher
PS4 Remote Play features in update 7.00
For those who want to stream select PS4 games on mobile devices, Remote Play can now be used on smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 or higher. Just download the PS4 Remote Play App from the Google Play store to use the feature.
In addition to this, Remote Play for iOS has been update to display the controller at all times and lock the screen orientation.
You will be able to use you DualShock 4 wireless controllers via Bluetooth for Remote Play on an Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. All you need to do is update to Android 10, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina (releasing in October) to use this feature.
As always a PS4 system with a wired connection via a LAN cable is recommended for Remote Play.