Sony’s made the day of a lot of people after the release of a new PS4 software update brought support for remote play on iOS devices. Version 6.50 of the PS4 Remote Play is now available for download, and gives owners of iPhones and iPads the ability to remotely play their PS4 games.
Gamers will need to be on the same network as their PS4 in order for this to work, and there will be on-screen buttons provided in lieu of a DualShock controller.
This is the first time that the PS4 Remote Play feature has been officially available for those using iPhones and iPads, although it has been something Mac and PC users have been enjoying since 2016.
The addition of Remote Play for iOS devices is a huge one, although the lack of official support for Bluetooth connectivity to a DualShock 4 controller is very limiting indeed. You can, however, use a third—party controller designed for the iPhone and iPad, although you many have to deal with button limitations if you go that route.
In order to make everything work, all you need is an iPhone 7 or newer, or sixth generation iPad or newer, and PS4 update version 6.50.
As mentioned, both devices must be on the same network connection for the system to work, so playing your favorite PS4 game while on the commute to work is something you’re going to have to do without for now.
There are of course other reasons to look forward to PS4 version 6.50, with support for the option to remap the X and O buttons depending on which you want to act as the Enter button.
(Download: PS4 Remote Play for iPhone and iPad from the App Store)
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