Control your PS4™ system remotely with Remote Play. For example, you can play games for a PS4™ system from a computer in another room, or from your smartphone while you’re away from home. For details about what devices you can connect from and connection methods, visit the PS Remote Play website. Sony Announces PS Vita TV: Stream PS4 Games to Another TV. Sony has revealed the PS Vita TV, a new 'console' that lets gamers stream PS4 games to an additional TV through the Vita's Remote Play.
Using [PS5 Remote Play], you can connect to your PS5 console from a PS4 console.
- Remote Play on the updated PlayStation Vita 2000 was shown at Tokyo Game Show in 2013. PS4 firmware update 1.70 introduced full remote play functionality for the PlayStation TV, allowing users to play PS4 games in a separate room or house, on a television set with a PS TV device remotely connected to the PS4.
- Remote Play between PS4 and PS Vita PlayStation 4 supports direct Remote Play integration with the PlayStation Vita, allowing gamers to play PlayStation 4 games using their handheld console.
- The Remote Play function between the PS4 and the PS Vita / PlayStation TV supports almost every PS4 game with the exception of PlayStation Move games. As our team members manage to verify each game released we will update this list. Aces of the Luftwaffe. Air Conflicts Vietnam Ultimate Edition.
You’ll need the following to use Remote Play:
- PS5 console
Always update your PS5 console to the latest version of the system software.
- PS4 console
Always update your PS4 console to the latest version of the system software.
- An account for PlayStation™Network
Use the same account that you use for your PS5 console and PS4 console. If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to create one first.
- High-speed internet connection
As a standard, we recommend a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 5 Mbps. For best performance, we recommend a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 15 Mbps.
- DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller
Set up your PS5 console
Set up your PS5 console in the following ways. You’ll only need to do this the first time you use Remote Play:
- From the home screen, select [Settings] > [System] > [Remote Play], and then turn on [Enable Remote Play].
- To start Remote Play while your PS5 console is in rest mode, select [Settings] > [System] > [Power Saving] > [Features Available in Rest Mode]. Then turn on [Stay Connected to the Internet] and [Enable Turning on PS5 from Network].
Start Remote Play
You’ll take the following steps each time you connect to your PS5 console from your PS4 console.
- Turn on your PS5 console or put it into rest mode.
- From the home screen on your PS4 console, select [PS5 Remote Play].
- Select [Find Your PS5].
When you select [Options Menu], you can configure video quality settings for Remote Play such as resolution and frame rate.
If you’re asked to enter your sign-in ID and password, sign in with the account that you use for your PS5 console.
The app searches for the PS5 console that you’ve signed in to using your account, and then connects to the console automatically. After it connects, the screen of your PS5 console displays on your PS4 console and you can start using Remote Play. If multiple PS5 consoles are found, select the console that you’d like to use.
- If it’s been more than 60 days since you last logged in to your PS5 console, you won’t be able to connect to it. If you haven’t used your PS5 console in a while, log in before starting Remote Play. Check that your device connects properly while you are near your PS5 console before trying to connect remotely from outside your home.
- If the app can’t find the device that you’d like to connect, or if you can’t use Remote Play, see “When Remote Play is not available”.
Remote Play controls
|Press the PS button||The control panel of Remote Play displays.|
During Remote Play, you’ll control the PS5 console using cards that appear on your screen. From the cards, you can access the control center and the home screen of the PS5 console.
|Press and hold the PS button||The quick menu of your PS4 console displays.|
From the control panel, you can take the following actions:
- Control Center
Select this to display the control center of your PS5 console.
Select this to display the home screen of your PS5 console or PS4 console.
Check the icon to know your mic’s status.
When you select the checkbox, your mic is muted.
When you select the checkbox, your mic is unmuted.
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Play a multiplayer game
When a player begins using Remote Play, others can join as added players.
To join a Remote Play session as an added player, you’ll need to log in to the PS4 console and then press the OPTIONS button on your controller.
Sign in with your account when you’re asked to enter your sign-in ID and password.
- A total of three players can join a multiplayer game.
- When the player who started Remote Play quits, the session ends for all players who joined the multiplayer game.
- You can’t use your microphone during multiplayer games.
Quit Remote Play
- During Remote Play, press the PS button on the controller.
The control panel displays.
- Select [Disconnect], and then select [Leave Power On] or [Put in Rest Mode].
Remote Play quits and the screen returns to its original state before connecting to your PS5 console.
In addition to announcing a Japanese release for the PS4 and a new, slimmer PS Vita model, Sony also announced something completely unexpected at their pre-Tokyo Game Show Conference. And, coincidentally, Sony's latest creation unites their two most recent consoles in some interesting ways.
Playing Ps Vita On Ps4
So, what is this new device you ask? Well, it's called the PS Vita TV and it may just be the hottest new gaming device this side of a next-gen console.
The PS Vita TV is, in the simplest of terms, a console for playing Vita games on your TV. It boasts an HDMI output port, a slot for Vita cartridges, and a slot for the Vita's proprietary memory cards. In other words, it's a Vita without the screen and controls.
Obviously, any TV will replicate the Vita's screen, and as far as controls are concerned the PS Vita TV can sync with any DualShock 3 controller. Once everything is set-up (i.e. Vita TV plugged in and controller synced), gamers can play any Vita game, or any game a Vita can play (PS One Classic, PSP title) on their TV.
Moreover, the PS Vita TV serves as a decent substitute for an Apple TV or a Roku box in that it can handle a variety of streaming services like Netflix or Hulu. Gamers likely have plenty of solutions for their streaming needs, so what's one more?
But where the PS Vita TV will most impress gamers is with its Remote Play features. Although it won't be available at launch, the Vita TV can use Remote Play almost exactly like the handheld Vita will be able to, albeit with one key difference.
Instead of streaming PS4 games to the Vita's OLED screen, however, the Vita TV will stream games to an additional TV and will use the DualShock 4 for control. That means gamers can stream their PS4 console gameplay to another TV through the PS Vita TV. With this feature, the PS Vita TV ostensibly becomes a Slingbox for your PS4 gaming.
Unfortunately, there are two downsides to this very exciting PS Vita TV announcement. First, the device has only been announced for the Japanese market (launch date: November 14th). There's no reason to think Sony isn't developing a version for North America and Europe, but the announcement was specifically geared towards Japanese gamers.
The second downside to the announcement is that the Remote Play functionality will be added at a later date through a system update. It's unclear if that's because the PS4 launches much later in Japan on February 22nd, or if the functionality is still in development, so that's something to keep an eye on. We should know more about Remote Play's timeline when the PS4 hits North American store shelves on November 15th.
Overall, the PS Vita TV sounds like just the thing for gamers who were interested in the Vita's Remote Play features, but weren't sold on the Vita as a handheld. With this much cheaper device (about $100), gamers can access their PS4 from nearly any room in their house, and if the mood strikes they can check out what the Vita has to offer in terms of its own experiences.
Does the PS Vita TV sound like something you would be interested in? What do you think the device is missing/needs, if anything?
The PS Vita TV launches November 14, 2013 in Japan. No North American or European release dates have been announced.