Being able to remotely play PS4 and PS5 games using the Remote Play app on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or other device has long been a pretty sweet feature. But up until very recently we were only able to use our PS4 controllers to play those games.

That all changed with a new PlayStation Remote Play update that rolled out to users over the last day or so.

With the new update installed gamers can play PS5 games remotely using their fancy DualSense PS5 controller. Those on iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple TVs could already use the controller to play App Store games, but this is the first time support for PS5 games has been added via the Remote Play app.

It isn’t all great news, though, as The Verge points out.

Here is some bad news:

  • There’s no haptic feedback. Absolutely zero. It feels extremely weird.
  • Each time you want to switch devices (to your iPhone or back to your PS5), you’ll have to manually pair your DualSense again. That was true of previous pads as well, but I was hoping they’d fix it.
  • The built-in microphone, headphone jack, and speaker don’t work. The speaker is a serious loss — games like Returnal use it in combination with haptic feedback to add some serious immersion.
  • The streaming quality, as always, will depend heavily on your home wireless network. Give it a try, though; it’s free!

On the last point, we’ve never actually been able to make the Remote Play app work properly without some serious image quality issues – even when running on a very good WiFi system. In fact, Remote Play often tries to work via the Internet even when on the same WiFi network as the PS5 itself which, well, isn’t great.

Still, give the app a try for yourself. It’s free after all.

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