New PS4 System Update FINALLY Brings Remote Play to Android

Sony recently announced that its PlayStation 4 System Software Update 7.00 will FINALLY bring remote play to android devices running Android 5.0 or higher. Additionally, those with Android 10 can pair DualShock 4 controllers natively with Remote Play via bluetooth. The PS4 update is set to launch this week.

Current Google Play listing for PS4 Remote Play still reflects the old Xperia-only support for the app.

An additional feature of this PS4 update includes multiple improvements to the existing Party system. The maximum number of Party users will increase from 8 to 16. Improvements to network connectivity and audio-quality are also planned. Those who use the PS4 Second Screen App will also have a new chat transcription feature on mobile devices that converts party voice chat to text. The app can can even read text out loud to other party members (US only).

PS4 Party Creation Screen

For the Apple fans in the room, the PS4 update allows iPhone and iPad Remote Play App users to choose whether or not to display the controller at all times and have the ability to lock the screen orientation. A DualShock 4 can also be paired via Bluetooth for any device running iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina.

This PS4 update seems to be another step in a more inclusive direction for Sony, especially when put in context with Sony’s recent cross-platform play announcements.


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