Starting this week, you can play PlayStation 4 games on your iPhone.
That’s the long and short of Sony’s latest PlayStation 4 update, which lets PS4 owners stream their games to iOS devices like the iPhone and the iPad.
The service, known as “Remote Play,” has existed on the PlayStation 4 since its launch in 2013. In the past several years, Sony has rolled out Remote Play support to a variety of devices: the PlayStation Vita, various Sony devices, PC, Mac, and now iOS.
Here’s what using Remote Play on an iOS device looks like – note the overlaid buttons that stand in for a PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 gamepad:
Remote Play on iOS doesn’t allow users to pair a PlayStation 4 gamepad with the smartphone or tablet they’re playing on. Instead, users must use the overlaid virtual buttons.
Through the iOS app, PlayStation 4 Remote Play users have full access to their entire PlayStation 4 console, not just games.
To use Remote Play through your iOS device with your PlayStation 4, you’ll need to do two things:
- Update your PlayStation 4 to firmware 6.50, which is available now. Here are the instructions for updating your PS4.
- Download the iOS app, which you can find on the App Store here.
After doing those two things, turn on your PlayStation 4 and open the app, then follow the instructions.