Sony’s latest update to its PlayStation 4 console, version 7.00, brings a host of new conveniences that make it easier for players to add more players to their online party, adds chat transcription support, and improves audio quality thanks to some behind-the-scenes improvements.
But the most appealing feature might be the updated Remote Play service, which now works with both Android and iOS devices, controller support included.
That means you’ve now got a way to free up the TV and still enjoy your PlayStation 4 games on your PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet.
What you need for PS4 Remote Play
You’ll need a PC or Mac running the free PS4 Remote Play app. If you’re on an Android or iOS device, you’ll need to grab the Remote Play app from Google Play or the App Store.
In addition, You’ll also need a broadband internet connection, a DualShock 4 controller, and a PS4 game that doesn’t require a VR headset or a specialized controller.
How to connect a ps4 controller
So you’ve got your PS4 ready to go, and the PS4 Remote Play app installed on your remote device. Now it’s time to pair your DualShock 4 controller, either with a Micro-USB cable on a PC or Mac or via Bluetooth on any Remote Play compatible devices with Bluetooth support.
You can pair the controller to your PC either with a Micro-USB cable or via Bluetooth. First, find your PC’s Bluetooth settings by heading to Start > Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.
Hold both the Share and PS button for four seconds until the controller’s light bar starts to flash. On your PC, select the plus to add a new Bluetooth device.
How to connect a PS4 controller to a phone
Can you connect a ps4 controller to your smartphone, you ask? Good news because you actually can. Here’s how to set it all up.
- First, follow the instructions to set up your Stream Link app.
2. Follow the Instructions by Sony to set up a remote play on your computer.
3. Start the Remote Play app so you see your PS4 screen on your computer.
4. Start the Steam Link app.
5. Tap Start Playing. The computer screen will load into Steam’s Big Picture mode.
6. Use Alt-Tab to select your Remote Play screen.
7. Enjoy PS4 on your mobile device!
Too soon too much
We also tackle the much-asked question of whether you use a PS4 controller on Call of Duty Mobile or not.
Things are a lot more complicated with Call of Duty Mobile than they necessarily appear, but you can, in fact, use a controller to play this game through totally legitimate channels. All you have to do is go