How to play your favorite PlayStation 4 games on your Mac, iPad, or iPhone

Patrick Lucas Austin for TIME Magazine:

Sony’s latest update to its PlayStation 4 console, version 7.00, brings a host of new conveniences that make it easier for players to add more players to their online party, adds chat transcription support, and improves audio quality thanks to some behind-the-scenes improvements.

But the most appealing feature might be the updated Remote Play service… [which] means you’ve now got a way to free up the TV and still enjoy your PlayStation 4 games on your PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet.

You’ll need a PC or Mac running the free PS4 Remote Play app (you can download it here). If you’re on an Android or iOS device, you’ll need to grab the Remote Play app from Google Play or the App Store. You’ll also need a broadband internet connection, a DualShock 4 controller, and a PS4 game that doesn’t require a VR headset or a specialized controller…

MacDailyNews Take: Have you used the PS4 Remote Play app in conjunction with your Mac, iPad, or iPhone? If so, how does it work?


  1. I’ve been using the old version of this app for a while on my macbook its a good way to access the PS4 while the TV is used for another purpose. The two down sides are you have to have the PS4 remote connected continuously via usb to your mac, and the quality of the display take a hit through streaming compared to tv. Hopefully they have fixed these two issues.

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