Sony has released the free PS4 Remote Play app for iPhone that allows you to PlayStation 4 games. And even if the iPhone does not host the games and possibilities are limited, you can control the games through your iPhone.
You need a Paly Station 4 that runs at least Sony’s 6.50 firmware, an iPhone running at least iOS 12.1 and the PS4 Remote Play app installed from the App Store.
Set Up PS4 Remote Play on your iPhone and PlayStation 4
Here is how you can enjoy PS4 games on your iPhone:
- Turn on your PS4, log into your account, open the PS4 Remote Play app, log into your Play Station Network account and go back to the main screen to press the “Start” button. In case it does not connect, you will be able to connect the device manually with the help of a code asked by the app, found on your PS4. Just go to Settings > Remote Play Connection Settings > Add Devices, where you will have 300 seconds to enter the 8-digit code on your phone. Then click “Register” in the lower right.
- Once you are in, a brief tutorial will show you how to use the digital thumbstick buttons. You can connect to your PS4 in its rest mode by going to Settings > Power Save Settings > Set Features Available in Rest Mode and then hit Enable Turning on PS4 from Network.
- Just leave the app if you want to quit using PS4 Remote Play on your iPhone.
You can connect an MFi controller, but the button schemes will not always align with those on the DualShock 4, which will make some games really hard to play.
Take into consideration the fact that your Wi-Fi signal needs to be really good and the iPhone and the PS4 need to be on the same Wi-Fi network. Also, you will lose your game connection every time you leave the app or turn off your PS4.
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