How To Set Up PS4 Remote Play App

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PS4 Remote Play App allows you to synchronize your console with the PC or MacOS computers. That means you'll be able to stream and play Mortal Kombat 11, God of War, RDR 2 or The Last of Us directly from PlayStation. And we'll show you how to make it happen.


1. What you'll need on Windows

Okay, to make things work with PS4 PC Remote Play, you will need:

  • Computer with Windows 8.1 or 10;
  • At least Intel Core i5-560M Processor 2.67GHz;
  • 100 MB free disk space;
  • 2 GB of RAM;
  • USB port.

Make sure your internet connection is on. Its speed must be at least 5 Mbps. But to avoid annoying latency while playing, it's recommended to have 12 Mbps connectivity speed. Moreover, if you have an integrated microphone on your computer or your headset has a mic — you'll be able to join the voice chat this way.

2. What you'll need on MacOS

It's almost the same with PS4 Remote Play Mac:

  • MacBook with OS X High Sierra/OS X Mojave;
  • At least Intel Core i5-560M Processor 2.67GHz;
  • 40 MB free disk space;
  • 2 GB of RAM;
  • USB port.

And of course, both platforms need the most important element: PlayStation 4 and DualShock 4 controller.

Synchronization begins!

PS4 Remote Play Settings

Once you've made sure every necessary item is present and functioning properly, follow this instruction:

  1. Enable Remote Play. To do that go to Settings —> Remote Play Connection Settings —> click Enable Remote Play.
  2. Activate PS4. Now follow this route: Settings —> PlayStation Network/ Account Management —> Activate as Your Primary PS4 Activate.
  3. Allow Remote Play. And finally select Settings —> Power Save Settings —> Set Features Available in Rest Mode.

Okay, work on the console is done. Now let's do what's necessary on your desktop. On PC or Mac:

  1. Download PS4 Remote Play app (link below).
  2. Launch installation.
  3. Follow step-by-step instructions and finish it.

In some cases, you might be requested to download a DualShock 4 driver or some other additional software. Follow the prompted instructions and get it.

Finishing touches

PS4 Remote Play Settings

Okay, now the biggest chunk of work is over. Congratulations! Take a deeper breath and do a few more steps to finalize syncing. Now do this:

  1. Turn on your PS4 console.
  2. Connect the DualShock 4 controller to your Mac/PC computer.
  3. Double-click on Remote Play on your computer.
  4. Click Start.

Sign in using the same account details that you used before for PS4 system.

Now Remote Play will scan, find, and identify your console. As soon as it's done, synchronization will be completed automatically, and you can get to business!

However, if you'd also like to connect one more PS4 console, you should register your secondary PlayStation to the computer:

  1. Connect your console and computer to the same network.
  2. On PlayStation select: Settings —> Remote Play Connection Settings—> Add Device.
  3. An 8-digit Passcode will pop up — take its photo/screenshot.
  4. Launch PS4 Remote Play on your computer.
  5. Select Manually Register.

PS4 Remote Play Settings

In case there will be no Manually Register option, do this: Click Cancel —> go to Settings —> and select Change in the Change PS4 to Connect to category. After that, synchronization should complete normally. But keep one thing in mind: you will have just 300 seconds (5 mins) to accomplish the mission! If time expires before you finish it, the whole procedure must be started anew. Alas.

Why do I need to bother?

Good question! Especially when setting up the whole Remote Play thing seems to be a hustle. As we’ve mentioned, you will be able to play and stream games to your computer straight from the console.

And last but not least, the trick can "emulate" local multiplayer. In other words, you can play from the console, meanwhile, a friend of yours will be doing the same from your computer. We don't want to make any insinuations, but the signal transmitted from your PS4 has some latency. So if you compete one against the other, you'll have a hidden ace in the hole... wink-wink.

In case you won't need the Remote Play App anymore, it can be deleted. On Windows go to Control Panel —> select Programs and Features —> click Uninstall PS4 Remote Play. On Mac drag the app from the Applications to the Trash and empty it.

Eve Scott


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