Here's How You Can Remotely Play Sony PlayStation Games on Your Mac/PC

Yesterday Sony announced that you will be able to remotely play Sony PlayStation games on your Mac or Windows PC. The feature comes via a PlayStation 3.5 System Software Update.

From Sony:
With this update, we’re expanding PS4’s Remote Play capabilities to work with Windows PC and Mac.
Remote Play on PC / Mac is compatible with the following system software:
● Windows 8.1
● Windows 10 or later
● OS X 10.10
● OS X 10.11

Right now we're going to show you how to quickly setup your PS4 remote play for PC and Mac.
STEP 1: Download PS4 Remote play application, Simply choose to download the program for PC or Mac. Bear in mind that you need to have Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or greater or OS X 10.10 or OS X 10.11 to run the app.
STEP 2: Once you've chosen your format, download the package and install the app onto your Mac or PC. Run it and the first thing it'll want you to do is sign into your PlayStation account.

STEP 3: Now head into the settings on your PS4 console and go to 'Remote Play Connection Settings' and hit the checkbox to enable Remote Play. Also, if you haven't already, activate the system as your primary PS4 in the 'PlayStation Network and Account Management' page.
STEP 4: Now, if you want to be able to wake your PS4 up via Remote Play, you'll also need to head into the settings menu again but this time head to 'Power Saving Settings' and then 'Set Features Available in Rest Mode.' Select the checkboxes for staying connected to the internet and enable turning on from network. This now means that your PS4 is yours to access from wherever you have an internet connection. Hello, hotel room PS4 access.
STEP 5: Finally, plug your DualShock 4 into your PC or Mac using your USB cable and get started. The Remote Play app will then hunt for your PS4 and connect.

Once you're logged in, you can make the above window full screen and you're good to go. The controller still functions as normal and there's pleasantly no need for any button replacements like the PS Vita.

Of course, everything is speed dependent and Sony does advise a minimum of 5Mbps for your PS4 to stay stable. It also recommends a wired connection for both your PS4 and your computer. I will say that I've been playing Assassin's Creed Syndicate quite happily on a 8Mbps wireless connection however and there haven't been any hiccups.


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