We all know about the TV and video game console marriage. They are like Siamese twins. This is often a problem, in case you live in crowded houses.
You may have to leave your games so that the rest can watch TV. Another issue could be when in the middle of the game, we cannot stand the urge to go to the bathroom, and we must also leave our game halfway. Not good!
However, consoles such as the PS4 and PS5 support the PS Remote Play feature. It allows us to use our console remotely from any computer or mobile device, with full access to all its functions and games while we are on the same network (LAN or Wi-Fi).
PlayStation announced on its Twitter account an expansion of Remote Play. The iOS 14.5 update added DualSense controller support. So now compatible games can use a DualSense controller paired with Apple devices (like iPhone and iPad) to Remote Play PS4 and PS5 games.
What is Remote Play?
As PlayStation explains on their website:
PS Remote Play lets you stream and play your PS4 and PS5 games, switch between games, view your console home screen and browse the console’s menus on any compatible device that’s connected to your broadband network.
That means you can start playing with your PlayStation console connected to a TV, pause your game and access the PS Remote Play app on your chosen device. Your game will be there, ready to keep playing from exactly where you left it. Or you can switch on your PlayStation console and start playing directly from the app, with no need to ever switch on your TV.
What do you need?
You will need a connection – either wired or Wi-Fi – of at least 15 Mbps symmetrical upload and download for streaming from the console or PC to work correctly.
Finally, although the processing of the games is carried out on our consoles, to enjoy the remote gaming experience properly on PC, compatible computers must meet some small minimum requirements. Most PCs will easily meet the minimum requirements, as you can see:
- Operating system: Windows 10 (32 bits) // macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur
- Processor: 7th generation Intel Core processors or equivalent
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Storage: 40 MB of free disk space
- Display resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels