You may have read recently about an unofficial application which promised to enable PlayStation 4 Remote Play functionality on computers. Well, the people that have been building that must be feeling pretty darn rotten this morning, as Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that Sony's working on an official application that will enable the feature on PCs and Macs.
At the moment, Remote Play allows you to stream games to your PlayStation Vita, freeing up your television screen. This forthcoming function will work in exactly the same way, except that you'll be able to continue your game using your computer screen. It's something that Microsoft already offers on the Xbox One with Windows 10, but Apple fans will be able to get in on the action here.
Exactly when the feature will roll out is unclear, but we suspect that more will be announced in the relatively near future. Does this kind of functionality appeal to you, or do you think that Sony's wasting its resources working on something like this? Broadcast your opinion in the comments section below.
That'd be great, I was tempted to buy the unofficial one so great to hear they are working on an official one.
cool i wonder if we can also use the streaming software we have on PC for live streaming what we remote play because i like being able to use the PS4 livestream but the stuff you can use on PC is better as they have a lot more options
IMO finish the wishlist and implement gifting first.
Enable streaming to all android phones and whack in remote desktop play app with blutooth to you DS4, Z series only is daft.
@Bad-MuthaAdebisi there's 3rd party stuff out there that lets you install the android client on any phone/tablet already. I've installed it onto my Amazon Fire TV box, HTC One and NEXUS tablet and it works fine.
@Bad-MuthaAdebisi Xperia only is a solid business decision.
@InsertNameHere no it isn't, Android phones must number 1 billion+, they're more likely to pick up a PS4 than a PS4 owner is to buy a Z5. I have a Z3, it's not compatible. It's plain stupid.
Is it my imagination or wasn't this spoken of when Remote Play was in its beggining stages? When Sony rolled it out to its phones didn't they state that they will eventually bring the feature to phones by other manufacturers then further down the line to PCs and or Macs?
Same goes for PSVR. I remember hearing that it will primarily be for games on PS4 then for other types of media. Such as movies and travel type scenarios.. etc..and eventually would be compatible with PCs.
Are these valid memories or my wishful thinking creating visions that dont exist. I am about %80 sure so correct me if I'm wrong.
Well, the guy who made the unoffical one is probably getting a cease and desist sooner or later..
If you make any kind of illegal patch to emulate or stream games you shouldn't be able to profit off of it. Sony should sue him if he does. Yes, he spent his own time to make this, but it was illegal and done with an intent to sell for himself and not for the owners of the copyright. I know people will be on me for this, but I don't do emulation nor do I bootleg games. People worked hard, and paying them for their work is what they are entitled too...Or at least that is what I believe. I will however wait for reviews before purchasing content.
But why would I want to play my PS4 games on my computer screen? I assume this means you'll be able to use keyboard and mouse which would be nice.
It's good that they do this, just to stay on par with X1, but I have no interest streaming. The Wii U gamepad I like because it's easy and built in to the experience, but beyond that I really don't care. The lag kills it anyways.
If they can get it set up to stream relatively lag-free to an iPad, and sync up with a DS4, then they'll have my attention. But as it stands you must use an mFi controller with iPads, and that means potential incompatibility with PS4 games.
We'll have to see how it all pans out.
I just got a Xbox One and out of a lot I hate about it, that's one thing I love about it. I would love to see them implement this in a free program and update on PS4. And no limits on what can be streamed my opinion.
Very pleased to hear this. It works great on the XB1 and has seen me using that machine a lot more than the PS4 recently. I doubt it will ever match the Wii U gamepad for Speed and consistency but its a great option.
Has anybody used the unofficial one?
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