How do you Remote Play the PS5? Sony's Remote Play feature allows you to play your PlayStation 5 games on a different device, like a PC, smartphone, and PlayStation 4. This works using streaming technology, bouncing a video signal from your PS5 console over the Internet. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to explain how to Remote Play the PS5.
How to Enable Remote Play on PS5
In order to Remote Play the PS5, you'll first need to prepare your console. Go to Settings > System > Power Saving > Features Available in Rest Mode and ensure that Stay Connected to the Internet and Enable Turning on PS5 from Network are turned on.
Next you'll want to go to Settings > System > Remote Play and turn on Enable Remote Play. This should be all the setup that's required, although you may need to return to this Settings menu if you're unable to connect to your console automatically. You'll do this through the Link Device option.
How to Remote Play PS5 Games on PC and Mac
In order to Remote Play PS5 games on PC and Mac, you'll need to install the Remote Play software on your computer. You can download it through here. Once you've installed the software, load it and sign into the PlayStation Network with your account details. Select that you want to Remote Play with PS5 and wait for the application to search for your console. Remember, your console will also need to be connected to PSN in order for this to work.
If your console can't be found, then you'll need to connect manually. To do this, navigate to Settings > System > Remote Play > Link Device on your PS5 and follow the prompts.
Once you're connected to your console, you should see the image from your system being streamed to your computer screen. You can play using either a DualSense controller or DualShock 4 controller connected to your computer using USB. For more information on using the DualSense controller with your computer, refer to the following page: How to Use the PS5 DualSense Controller on PC.
How to Remote Play PS5 Games on PS4
Sony recently updated the Remote Play app on the PS4, allowing you to stream your next-gen games to the older console. Setup is super straightforward. Once again, ensure that Remote Play is enabled on your PS5 using the steps outlined above. Then, simply load the Remote Play app on the PS4 and search for your console. Once you're connected, you'll be able to play PS5 games on your PS4 using your DualShock 4 controller.
How to Remote Play PS5 Games on Smartphone
It's also possible to Remote Play PS5 games to your smartphone, whether it's an iOS or Android device. For the purposes of this review we'll be demonstrating how to setup using an Apple iPhone, but the steps are largely the same for an Android device. Firstly, you'll want to ensure that your PS5 has Remote Play enabled, as per the instructions above.
Then you'll need to download the Remote Play app from your mobile's app store. Search PS Remote Play and you should have no difficulty finding it from either the App Store or Google Play Store. Once it's downloaded and installed, you'll need to log in to your PlayStation Network account, then select the console you want to connect to. After a short searching period, you should see the image from your system on your smartphone screen. If, for whatever reason, this doesn't work automatically, you can manually pair your smartphone to your PS5 by navigating to Settings > System > Remote Play > Link Device and following the prompts.
How to Use DualSense Controller and DualShock 4 on Apple iPhone
You can play any Remote Play PS5 games on your Apple iPhone using on-screen controls, but if you're not satisfied with the experience then the alternative is to pair your DualSense controller or DualShock 4 controller to your smartphone.
To do this, follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app on your Apple iPhone.
- Select Bluetooth > Other Devices.
- On your DualSense or DualShock 4 controller, hold the PlayStation button and Create/Share button simultaneously until it begins flashing.
- You should see your controller appear on your iPhone screen, so press it to pair it.
Obviously, you'll need to ensure that your controller is well charged, but you should now be able to Remote Play using your DualSense or DualShock 4 on your Apple iPhone.
How do you Remote Play your PS5 games, and on which devices? Check out our PS5 guide, and let us know in the comments section below.