For gamers who have always wanted to play PlayStation 4 games on their iPhones or iPads, they can now do so. An update to the PlayStation 4’s operating system will now allow consoles to be properly synced with iOS devices, giving iOS users the ability to launch and play PlayStation 4 games via the PS4 Remote Play app.
This comes more than 4 years after Sony first launched the Remote Play app for the Sony Xperia in 2014. This update has certainly been a long time coming.
To access the remote play option, simply download the Remote Play app on your iOS device, then pair it with your console. You will then be able to play games that are compatible with remote play with the on-screen buttons.
Sadly, you will not be able to connect your DualShock 4 controllers to your iPhone unless it is already jailbroken.
As noted by Engadget, third-party apps for PS4 games on Apple devices have already existed for some time, but this is the first time Sony has officially supported PS4 gameplay on the iOS.
Not long after the release of the update, Android users are also asking for a Remote Play expansion for Android devices.
This is as although Android users are currently able to download the app from the app store, there is only a limited number of phones that the app works on. Namely only Sony devices.
Though there are currently no words from Sony on whether a Remote Play expansion will be happening on Android devices anytime soon, if enough users raise their concerns about it, Sony might just do something about it soon.
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