Following a series of software updates across Apple's range of devices, the PS5's DualSense Edge controller now works with them. The regular DualSense has been compatible with iPhones and co. for a good while, and now its premium stablemate is joining the fray.
Support for DualSense Edge is just one patch note in the latest updates on Apple devices. Update to iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, macOS Ventura 13.3, and/or tvOS 16.4, and you'll be able to hook up your swanky pad via Bluetooth connection.
You can use DualSense and DualSense Edge on Apple devices to play your PS5 and PS4 games via Remote Play, or to play compatible games natively on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
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Will you be using your DualSense Edge with your Apple gadgets? Tell us in the comments section below.
[source macrumors.com, via ign.com]
PS is the apple of consoles and Xbox is android
Well, considering the price I guess they're made for each other.
@nomither6 PS is the HBO of TV Services and Xbox is Netflix.
@KaijuKaiser But isn't Netflix way more popular both in general and especially outside of America? So it should be the other way around, surely.
On a serious note this is a great addition, I look forward to trying this out. Have a kid now and sometimes can't use the TV.
@Matroska I meant more like HBO has less content but it comes out with high quality shows when they do release. Netflix is like GamePass in that throws everything at the wall for better or worse.
@KaijuKaiser Ah okay, yeah that makes sense.
Is there actually a benefit in that? I mean, are Apple devices actually used for gaming besides Apple Arcade?
The Apple Support on Steam is a joke.
PS is the Andrex Supreme Quilts toilet paper of consoles and Xbox is the Izal medicated loo roll (aka tracing paper loo roll).
@KaijuKaiser But Netflix has original content lol
I...wait...how did an article about the Edge controller on Apple become a veiled console war thread using Netflix euphemisms? I miss when every Push article nobody cared about just became a food thread.
@Nintendo4Sonic The only purpose is really Remote Play I guess. They don't support cloud on mobile, and they don't care about people playing mobile games with Sony's controllers, and mobile players aren't buying a $200 pro controller, it's a hard enough sell to console players. So it's got to be just for Edge owners to be able to use it with their remote play?
Which is funny because as one of the 5 Edge owners worldwide, I wouldn't touch it for remote play. But they didn't ask me, so they did this.
Works on Linux too, Sony themselves even made the kernel driver for it.
@NEStalgia I've discovered if I remote play my PS5 on my iPad, I can bypass the Dualsense and play PS5 games with an Xbox controller. It's a good thing.
@SplooshDmg Not in Sony's official app though. It took, them forever to just support their own DS5, you had to use a DS4 still long after PS5 launched! Or did they open it up (finally?) or the OS bypasses it now?
I don't use the official app because it's terrible, I also don't use iOS, I use PSPlay (paid) on Android, but it's tons better. Sammy actually did an article on it a week or two ago, if you do any Android.
@NEStalgia I've just been using the PS remote app on ipad and it's fine. It does support the Xbox controller as well, so I guess it's been updated. Beats me. The only real issue is that I have to connect the Xbox controller after the iPad has already connected to the PS5, or it will just throw an error. It all works well on my network tho. Granted I have 1gbps fiber and a wifi 6 mesh router. But really, SteamLink is god compared to PS remote play and I use that far more often. I don't use my phone for any remote play, really. I have a Pixel 7 Pro, but I have a wall mount in the bed for the iPad. So I just connect a controller to that and game on it like a tiny TV.
@SplooshDmg Huh, maybe Sony fixed it, or maybe iOS supports it natively and PS RP supports anything on iOS? I know on Android and Windows it supported basically nothing but a DS4, and only a DS4 about 2 years ago, and after that I found PSPlay and never looked back at the crummy official app, but, I don't think there's an iOS version of it. Great app though, if it is there, has tons of options the official app doesn't. On Windows I just use a keymapper so I can bypass the DS4 requirement.
I'm buying a Retroid Pocket 3 to be my little pocket streaming console though. I was considering buying one anyway, but that's what Sammy was using in his article so I figured, that's good "someone I know" confirmation that it's a safe bet (he used 3+ but I don't feel like importing from China and the difference shouldn't matter for streaming, only emu.) I'm probably using it for Xcloud and XSS RP more than PS just because I don't subject my PS5 to that wear and tear (it gets enough from VR2), so I have my old PS4 setup as my streaming console, and it's not as pleasant to use.
Last year I fumbled with an 8bitdo grip that both scratched my phone case and then lost it's grip rubber and they don't sell the clip separately. Then tried just using a normal XB controleller and grip, which was too bulky. Then was "kind of ok" with a Kishi2 + Note which is decent but still too big for pockets, plus eats it's own battery while idle, severely (a problem with the full Razer Edge+ ,which is just a Kishi2 and their Edge tablet bundled. I like it but it has real problems.
Considered an RG505, which has Hall sensor sticks, but apparently the ergonomics are terrible, and it has the same screen as the Vita, which was a nice screen......a decade ago....
I still want a "bigger screen" for my cloud play though, too. Considering the Logitech G-Cloud. it's way overpriced. Way. Overpriced. Yet nothing else gives streaming a Switch-like form factor but a Deck, which I also considered, but without a Steam library, and it seems like getting, and keeping the streaming/RP running is kind of a pain as is all things PC, may add a G-Cloud eventually for 7" SWOLED sized console/cloud streaming. But... Rp3 first, I need my pocket sized gaming. I'm tired if finding myself on the toilet and realizing I don't have access to Skyrim.
@NEStalgia Yeah, it beats me. The PS app surely doesn't suggest anything outside of a PS controller, but it works. I checked, and I guess that app is still in beta for iOS, I'll check it out if/when it finally releases, but the PS Remote app on iOS works pretty well in my experience, so far.
I had considered something like a Kishi, but I just said to heck with it. I got a new Gen 9 iPad for $200, and I typically don't buy Apple stuff, but Android tablets just suck. Those new Lenovo tablets look pretty solid, but they were still double what I paid for the iPad and the displays didn't look nearly as good. But I love the iPad for what I use it for, and the apps are all cooperative. Plus, Genshin on iOS has controller support, where it doesn't on Android. That was a deal breaker for the Lenovo tablet. I just like the idea of the bigger screen for home remote play, more so than trying to make my phone a Switch-like device.
I'm happy with just sticking to Switch for truly portable gaming, but I'm seriously kicking around the idea of buying Skyrim for Switch. I have $50 on my eShop account burning a hole in my pocket and I do love giving Todd my money.
@SplooshDmg How did you get a $200 ipad. Any time I ever looked at them the costs were just so extreme. Plus I'm not in the iOS ecosystem so it's all just kind of going the long way around.
I tried using a Surface Pro for RP, for a while, and I loved the big screen, but the batteries, were a killer. The problem is the price of ipads weren't much less at the time.
For me I have two distinct needs, the one is the pocket console which is what even the Kishi 2 (and Switch) couldn't really do. I used to use my little purple 3DS all the time for that, and it's been missing ever since the end of 3DS. I considered Switch Lite, but it's still bigger than other pocket consoles, doesn't give me access to GP/Plus games, and means I have to buy inferior versions of everything (at full price.) Ipad would be cool for that, G-Cloud (or Deck) maybe is the ideal form factor. I just don't like spending $300 for a 7" low power tablet meant for streaming only that doesnt' even have Wifi6. I don't have a Wifi 6 router, or any equipment other than my phone that even supports it, but still, it's the principle. But I'd use it more than an ipad+controller.
I figure the Pocket 3 will probably be dedicated to trying GP indies, plus Skyrim (someday I'll finish it!), plus Persona 3, 5, Strikers, Soul Hackers 2, SMTV with the inevitable power port, AI som 2, and that'll keep it busy for YEARS. The bigger screen if I get it will maybe be used for more intense games (Starfield, finally finishing Detroit, etc.)
I do have Skyrim for Switch. The portability is great, but I didn't play to ofar into it...I think I'd rather do it on the Retroid pocket thing with the better version on the cloud (plus that means my saves carry over to the pretty version), or if I get the bigger G Cloud (or Deck.)
I now own Skyrim on X360, PSVR1, XB, and Switch. I own Persona 5 TWICE on PS4, once on XB.
I have finished neither of them.
@NEStalgia Okay, so Wal-Mart had Gen 9 iPads discounted for $50 off, so $279.99 down from $329.99. I price matched Wal-Marts price at Best Buy and got one there for $279.99. Well, then like two weeks later, Best Buy had them for $249.99, and I price matched it again to see if I could get the other $30 off. However, they honored the price match and gave me the additional $80 off, instead of just refunding the difference. So, it turned into like $214 after sales tax. Lmao
Yeah, I'm honestly resisting buying more games. I'm catching up on my Steam backlog via SteamLink while sitting in bed. I really want Fire Emblem: Colgate Rangers Engage! But I haven't bit on it yet. Kinda considering doing a voucher and maybe getting Tears of the Kingdom, but I'm still not entirely sure if I really want it or not. The hype says yes, but my heart says (You idiot, you hate Zelda).
@SplooshDmg I'm probably totally lost on what gen is what.....I thought ipads were like $700 MSRP? Then again the last time I actually followed iOS products, Steve Jobs was still presenting them. But I've priced them out as recently as 2 years ago and was like "...nope..." But maybe the 9 is older than I'm thinking. I really wish they used numbers in the names. It's not hard. Either way you got a heck of deal.
TOTK is what I'm buying vouchers for in general. If you didn't know, this might surprise you, but I sometimes like the Zelda series. Bet you didn't guess.
BOTW was different, but while I'm mid Horizon binge, why not add a BotW2 binge? It's basically the same game but with pink blobs replacing robodinos.
I figure TOTK and Pikmin 4....IDK if anything else is coming that needs one. I'd do triangle strategy, but that might get ported maybe to PS? And/or XB? and probably hit sales it hasn't hit on Switch. Not sold on Colgate Emblem though.
@NEStalgia Gen 9 is the 2021 model, so not the newest, but the second newest. However, iPads are the only thing Apple makes that I find are actually worth a damn. Even the newest regular iPad is only like $450. So they're reasonable, and there really just isn't much competition in the tablet market like there is the cellphone market.
Yeah, Team Asano games so far haven't branched out much, but SE seems to finally be getting their head somewhat out of their arse and realizing that all these exclusives maybe aren't doing them any favors.
I’m gonna assume the back buttons are disabled though?
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