New PS4 update brings Remote Play support to iPhone and iPad

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The new functionality requires version 6.5.0 of the PS4 system software to work, so you'll have to let your console update its firmware first.

Though you will be able to remotely control your PS4, it's noted that this app may not be compatible with all games.

You can also use Remote Play to join PSN parties and chat with your friends.

We get a neat surprise in the form of remote play on iOS smartphones and tablets. Both your iOS device and the PlayStation 4 will need to be connected the internet.

After doing those two things, turn on your PlayStation 4 and open the app, then follow the instructions. You can also enter text in the game with the iPhone or iPad's virtual keyboard.

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Sony's DualShock 4 controller is not compatible with Remote Play, but according to Redditors, MiFi controllers do work.

Still, it's pretty cool (and semi-useful) to have another screen available to fumble through the PS4 menus if you so wish.

Is PS4 Remote Play Coming to Android?

Here are the full PlayStation 4 firmware 6.50 patch notes. It may have taken more than four years for Sony to bring Remote Play to iOS after the feature was introduced on its Xperia Z3 (and later on Android, PC, and Mac), but better late than never. While cloud gaming without a hitch or lag is still just a dream, home streaming is now a pretty OK option to use when you are on a pinch.

- You can now change the button assignment to perform “Enter” operations from the Circle button to the X button. Select Settings System, and then select the checkbox for Use X Button for Enter. This option is available only for specific countries and regions. Which games do you look forward to streaming?

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