"Stay in the game": PS Remote Play allows you to continue playing right on your phone

PS Remote Play
The app itself has been around for a long time, but now it supports DualSense, turning your iOS phone into a "mini PS5".

Sony has released the long-awaited update for its PlayStation Remote Play app, allowing you to play on your console right from your smartphone screen. Now, with the released update, the application supports the DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5, and if the joystick itself is unlikely to fit into your pocket, your smartphone will make your game much more comfortable. So far, the update is only available for iOS.

Let's remind that not so long ago for iOS devices the 14.5 update was released, which, just the same, added compatibility with DualSense - this means that the application will work only on those devices that have been updated to version 14.5. As for the Android version, so far this OS only supports DualShock 4 via Bluetooth. Thus, DualSense and DualShock 4 remain the only controllers you can use to play remotely - third-party joysticks are still not supported by the PlayStation.

PS Remote Play will allow you to continue playing from PS4 and PS5 remotely, while streaming your game online. Interestingly, unlike competitive services from Xbox or Google, to play on PS Remote Play, you will need, directly, the console itself. In similar products from other companies, applications are built on the principle of the "cloud", where you can play without turning on the console.

The PS Remote Play app was released back in 2019, adding the ability to play remotely on the PlayStation 4. Then, at first, you could also use the Remote Play capabilities only on iOS devices - the functionality for Android was added a few months later. Apparently, Android users will also have to wait this time around.

Authored by: tentacl
Published on: 12 May, 2021
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