How to Setup Sony PS4 Remote Play Download for Android

By | 09/10/2019
PS4 Remote Play Download

 

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In the latest update the Sony PS4 Remote Play download has is now available for use with Android and features Bluetooth PS4 controller support.


As of Playstation 4 firmware update 7.00, Playstation 4 owners can now utilize the amazing features of remote play on qualifying Android devices.

Update 7.00 also brings with it some other great features:

  • Remote Play PS4 controller support
  • Party Feature updates

Sony Remote Play is an excellent feature that allows you to control, watch and even play content over Wi-Fi directly from your PS4 to your Android tablet or smartphone.

This means that you no longer need to hike your console from your play area to your bedroom TV to play when you are sick or having a lazy day, or when you just want to chill out in another part of the home.

This great tool also provides support for the PS4 controller on Android devices.

This will allow you to control your PS4 with a controller rather than with the tedious on-screen virtual controls.

The aptly-named Sony Remote Play download is absolutely free and works with most Android devices, even some older models.

The app also works with:

  • PS Vita
  • PlayStation TV
  • Computer (Windows PC or Mac)
  • Xperia Smartphone or Xperia Tablet.
  • iPhone or iPad

Source: https://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps4/basic/remoteplay.html

In order to use Sony Remote Play, you must first download the app from the Google Play Store or your device equivalent.

Just search for “Sony Remote Play” and you should find it in the list of apps provided that it is compatible with your device.

If the app isn’t listed then it is likely that the app is unfortunately incompatible with your device.

You may instead see a listing for Sony Second Screen. This is a slightly different app and is not compatible with all games.

Download and install the app and you will have access to Sony Remote Play.

To configure the app for use with your PS4 follow these simple steps:

  1. Ensure that your device and your PS4 are connected to the same network
  2. Switch on your PlayStation 4 console
  3. Start Remote Play app on your mobile device
  4. Tap the ‘Start’ button from the Main Menu

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After a brief wait, Your PS4 and your Android device should now register with each other and you will have access to your PS4.

The PS4 Remote Play app isn’t the most stable and sometimes you may need to register devices manually.

In order to do manually register your devices follow these alternative steps:

  1. Ensure that your device and your PS4 are connected to the same network
  2. Switch on your PlayStation 4 console
  3. Start Remote Play app on your mobile device
  4. Tap the ‘Start’ button from the Main Menu
  5. Tap ‘Register Manually’ while the device is looking for your PS4
  6. On your PS4:
    • Settings > Remote Play Connection Settings > Add Device
    • Note the unique ID given by PS4
  7. Enter the ID into Remote Play and tap ‘Register’ button

Your devices should now register with each other.

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In the event that neither of these steps works, then uninstalling and reinstalling PS4 Remote Play app has worked for most people.

Another great feature of the Remote Play app is that you can use your PS4 controller to control your PS4 via Remote Play and ultimately use it for gaming.

This is a great feature since before the update it was only possible to use the very tedious on-screen virtual controller.

While it was well implemented, it just wasn’t right and usually got in the way of what you were trying to do.

To use your PS4 controller with Remote Play, follow these simple steps:

  1. Switch on Bluetooth for your device
  2. Start the Sony PS4 Remote Play app
  3. Tap ‘Connect’ button at the bottom of the screen
  4. Press and hold Share and PS buttons simultaneously
  5. Wait for your controller’s Light Bar to flash; this means that the controller is in Bluetooth “Pair Mode”

Once in Pair Mode, select the PS4 controller (“Wireless Controller”) from the list of devices in your Android Bluetooth menu.

Your PS4 controller should now be paired with your Android device.

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Note: when you want to use your PS4 again, switch off Bluetooth on your Android device since the PS4 wireless controller cannot be connected to more than one device at the same time.

The excellent Remote Play and controller features aren’t the only updates that came with Sony PS4 firmware update 7.00.

PS4 gamers who enjoy playing with other people will be pleased to know that the Party Feature has had a small but significant update.

Network connectivity has been improved and the part size has been increased from 8 to 16 players, while audio quality also been improved and chat transcripts are also available for each session.

Note: Transcripts are currently only available for United States customers and PS4 Second Screen app is required to use this feature.

Sony PS4 Remote Play download is available now for select versions of Android, iOS, Mac and Windows PC.


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4 thoughts on “How to Setup Sony PS4 Remote Play Download for Android

  1. Jessie Mosley

    Hey, thank you for the insightful post! I did not know that remote play worked with the PS Vita. I will definitely have to check that out. Have you tried it on the Vita? Does it work well?

    Reply
    1. Michael Gore Post author

      Hi Jessia and thanks for commenting.

      PS4 Remote Play works with:

      PS Vita
      PlayStation TV
      Computer (Windows PC or Mac)
      Xperia Smartphone or Xperia Tablet.
      iPhone or iPad

      Thanks,
      Michael.

      Reply

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