A new update has hit the mean streets of the Sony kingdom, and while it’s hardly anything to get too excited about it might get some phone users happy. The company has just decided to allow remote play to be accessible through both the iPad and iPhone. The app, for all you apple heads out there, can be found right here.
Remote Play, for those of you who don’t know what it is, will let iOS users control their PS4 via their device. That mean’s you can join voice chats using your microphone, and even enter text through your keypad on your phone. Most importantly, you can now play your game through your phone screen, though I personally wouldn’t prefer it over my actual monitor. Though I suppose the convenience of walking around with your phone to play your game might appeal to many. To do this you will need a strong WiFi connection for this to work, as remote play cannot be used over your mobile network.
Remote Play on the PS4 was already supported on Windows PC, Android devices, Mac computers, and the PlayStation Vita. So it was really only a matter of time before the upgrade was included for those of us who prefer to use our phones as our main source of technology. Which arguably would be most of us.
It’s important to note that not all generation of devices will be supported in this update. Sony has stated that you need an iPhone 7, iPad Pro (second generation), iPad sixth generation, or newer to run the app. Though not all games currently support the change, whether they are working on that remains to be seen.