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User Guide on How to Play PS4 Games on iPhone

Play PS4 Games on iPhone
Written by Hassan Abbas

Play PS4 Games on iPhone: Do you have a Playstation 4? If so, assuming yourself lucky because you can now use your iPhone and iPad to play all your PS4 games using the Remote Play feature.

Sony also Remote Play support for iOS devices via a firmware update for a successful gaming console and also launched a companion app on the App Store. However, the features have been around for quite a while now allowing Remote Play on Mac and Windows, and Android devices, allowing users to enabling stream the content that’s showed on their consoles over the internet. But now it’s available for iPhone and iPad too.

Remote Play also comes handy especially when someone else at home is using the TV. Or else if you want to play games while you’re laying on the bed. Additionally, you can also control your console when you’re away from home. Whenever your iPhone or iPad having a Wi-Fi network.

If you want Remote Play for yourself, then you’ll need at least an iPhone 7 or 6th generation iPad or later. In this guide, we’ll explain how to set up your PS4 to play all your favorite games on your iPhone & iPad using Remote Play.

How to Play PS4 Games on iPhone & iPad Using Remote Play

Play PS4 Games on iPhone

Before we proceed further, there are some prerequisites to keep in mind. Firstly, both your PS4 and iOS devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network. However, to take benefit of Sony’s Remote Play functionality your PS 4 running firmware 6.50 or later. Also, you need to install the PS4 Remote Play app from the App Store.

Step 1:

In the PS4 home screen, if you use the controller to move a little bit to the right. Then you’ll view a “briefcase” icon. Simply tap on it to go to Settings.

Step 2:

In this menu, move down a bit and tap on “System Software Update”. If you’re updated, it’ll display yours on the latest firmware. However, while using an older version,  a prompt appears to update which usually takes around five minutes.

Step 3:

Now, in the same Settings menu, if you scroll down further, you’ll see the Remote Play section. Just tap on “Remote Play Connection Settings”.

Step 4:

But make sure you’ve checked the box next to “Enable Remote Play” and then tap on “Add Device” at the right under it.

Step 5:

Now, your PS4 will display an 8-digit code that wants to be input in the PS4 Remote Play app that you’ve installed from the App Store.

Step 6:

Also, open the PS4 Remote Play app from the home screen of your iPad or iPhone.

Step 7:

Now, click on “Start” to initiate the setup. A prompt appears asked to sign in with your PlayStation Network account if you haven’t already.

Step 8:

The app will begin searching for your PS4 that’s connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iOS device. However, if it’s taking a while, simply click on “Register Manually” located at the bottom-right corner of your screen.

Step 9:

From here, you’ll be able to manually input the 8-digit code display on your PS4. Just click on “Register” once you’ve entered the code.

Step 10:

The app will take some time to connect to your PS4. Now, you’ll be able to control your PS4 using the on-screen touch controls.

Step 11:

At last, simply switch to landscape orientation and use the on-screen touch controls to launch your games and begin playing.

All done, those are the necessary steps to set up and begin playing PS4 games on your iPhone and iPad.

If you’re finding it difficult you’re in luck. You can now pair your PS4 controller to your iPhone and iPad using Bluetooth just like any other device and ignore using the heavy on-screen controls altogether.

Also, notice here that Sony’s Remote Play functionality will work at 720p resolution if you have a standard PS4 or PS4 Slim. You’ll need the PS4 Pro which packs superior hardware, to stream content to your iPhone and iPad at 1080p resolution.

Besides all the flexibility, Remote Play comes with its own caveats. Also, Remote Play streams the content on your PS4 over the internet to make it accessible on your iPhone or iPad. But, if you have a slow or unstable internet connection, the stream feeds on your iPhone or iPad may seem “blocky”. Or you might also get disconnected every now and then. Lastly, you can’t use Remote Play using your iPhone’s cellular network while you’re on the move.

Are you ready to manage to set up Remote Play and access your video game library on your iPhone or iPad without any issues? If so, how was your gaming experience? Do let us know your suggestions and opinions in the comments section down below. Don’t forget to drop a comment!

Till then! Peace Out 🙂

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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