Sony’s PS4 Remote Play application has long been exclusive to Xperia smartphones. Now, Sony has decided to remove this limitation.
Sony decided the Remote Play application was not limited to Xperia phones. That is, other smartphone users can stream games from PS4 on their mobile devices.
“For people who want to stream certain PS4 games on mobile devices, Remote Play can now be used on smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 or higher,” Sony said in a blog upload quoted by Android Authority on Tuesday (8/10/2019).
Sony has also confirmed support for Dual Shock 4 controllers via Bluetooth can now be used in the PS4 Remote Play application on Android 10 devices. Specifically, the makers of this console say, using Dual Shock 4 for other Android applications is not yet fully supported.
PS4 Remote Play Test
The Android Authority team tried to install the Remote Play PS4 application on the Samsung Galaxy S8, OnePlus 7T, and Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but the Play Store list noted, the device is not compatible. It is suspected that the error is due to mixing will be pushed out when the PS4 update is also released.
Nevertheless, the Remote Play function is one of the few reasons to get an Xperia smartphone. Unfortunately, it is unknown how many people specifically bought Sony phones to get this feature.
Extending Remote Play support to non-Sony phones can also be seen in response to Google Stadia. Because Google’s game streaming service is getting closer to launch in November.
Sony has its own game streaming platform on PlayStation Now. The service has recently seen price declines from 19.99 US dollars per month to 9.99 per month.