After the brand-new PS4 update 6.50 has installed, you will be able to use PS4 iOS Remote Play. PS4 Remote Play allows you to play your PS4 games on the go using compatible devices such as the PS Vita. Thanks to the latest system software update, however, you will be able to make the most of PS4 Remote Play on iOS. Read on to discover how to play PS4 games on iOS, including compatible devices and if there’s DualShock support.
PS4 iOS Remote Play | Compatible Devices
Before you learn how to use Remote Play on iOS devices, you will want to know what iOS devices are compatible. As long as your iPhone or iPad uses iOS 12.1 or later, you should be able to use PS4 Remote Play on it. According to the App Store’s official page for the app, however, Apple and Sony recommend the “iPhone 7, iPad (6th-generation), and iPad Pro 2nd generation).” If you have any of these devices or newer, and you will be able to stream PS4 games and play them on the go. Not all games are supported, though.
How to use PS4 iOS Remote Play
Unfortunately, getting PS4 Remote Play up and running on your iPhone or iPad is a little complicated. That’s what we’re here for, however. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions below to get PS4 iOS Remote Play:
- Update your PS4 to version 6.50
- Download PS4 Remote Play from the App Store on your compatible device
- Open the app and sign in using your PlayStation Network account
After going through all this, your PS4 Remote Play should be up and running on iOS. Make sure to turn on your PS4, head into settings, then Remote Play Connection Settings, and choose to Enable Remote Play. You shouldn’t have to do this again once both the app and PS4 are setup correctly and as long as the account you used to sign in on the app is activated as the primary user on your PS4.
Remember, your PS4 will need to be on in order to use Remote Play, as it is streaming content between the two devices. Each time you open the Remote Play app, it will connect to your PS4.
There are a few words of warning with Remote Play to bear in mind. On top of not all games being supported, you will need a strong internet connection (it won’t work using mobile data) and the DualShock 4 isn’t compatible. To play any game using Remote Play on an iPhone or iPad, we’d recommend purchasing a decent mobile gaming controller. The touchscreen overlays are fiddly, to say the least.
Remote play is great for using the PS4 menus and talking to online friends, with quick chat options available thanks to the on-screen keyboard.