iPhones get PS4 Remote Play almost 5 years after Sony Xperia Android phones

  • As on other remote play devices, you can navigate the entire PS4
    interface. [credit: Samuel Axon ]

Today, Sony released its 6.50
firmware
for PlayStation 4 systems. The tentpole feature of the
update is support for remote play to iOS devices like iPhones and
iPads. The release coincided with the release of a “PS4 Remote
Play” app
on the Apple App Store
.

Remote Play has been around as a feature for years in one form
or another—since the PlayStation 3, even. It allows you to stream
games from your PS4 to your PlayStation Vita,
Windows or Mac laptop
, or other supported device, and it lets
you control the game remotely, too. The recently deceased Vita had
a custom control layout for playing PS4 games, while Windows and
Mac users could connect the PlayStation’s DualShock 4 controllers
to their computers.

Unfortunately, you can’t sync a DualShock 4 controller with an
iPhone at present. You can use a MFi controller, but its layout is
generally not optimal—for example, an MFi controller may not
allow you to press down on the control sticks as buttons, which is
labeled L3 and R3 on the PS4 and frequently used in games. In Apex
Legends, L3 is sprint by default, and R3 is for the melee
attack—kind of critical.

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Source: FS – Industry
iPhones get PS4 Remote Play almost 5 years after Sony Xperia Android phones



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