New PlayStation Update Lets PS4 Players Stream on iOS

PS4 Update 6.50 Patch Notes Reveal New Remote Play Addition

PS4 Update 6.50 Patch Notes Reveal New Remote Play Addition

Geeks being geeks, it wasn't long before both Android and iOS users figured out how to play their PS4 games on their phones without official blessing, but today's announcement means that's no longer necessary - at least on iOS.

You can also use the Remote Play app to join voice chats and enter text on your PS4 when required. You can then navigate your PS4 and play games just as you would with a traditional controller. That was way back in 2014, and all this time, we've been wondering if this functionality would ever come to iOS. Your iOS device mirrors your PS4 screen and you can control the console using the device.

The biggest change in this update - firmware 6.50 - is that it adds mobile device support for Remote Play, specifically to iOS tablets and phones. You can not pair or play via a mobile network.

Remote Play has been around for a long while for other platforms, including Windows, macOS, Android, and even the recently discontinued PS Vita. A regular PS4 DualShock 4 won't work, so you're going to need a pad specifically picked up to pair with your iOS device of choice. Though it is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, the company recommends that the devices be newer such as the iPhone 7, iPad (6th-generation), and iPad Pro (2nd generation) or later. You will need to be on a Wi-Fi network to use Remote Play or connect the MiFi controller.

The PS4 6.50 update allows changing button assignments on DualShock 4 controller. This option is available only for specific countries and regions.

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