Control your PS4 console from a Windows PC

Install PS Remote Play on your Windows PC, and then connect to your PS4 console.

Get ready
Install the app
Set up your PS4 console
Start Remote Play
Remote Play controls
Quit Remote Play

Get ready

You’ll need the following to use Remote Play:

  • Windows PC

    OS Windows 10
    Windows 11
    Processor 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors or later
    Storage space 100 MB or more
    RAM 2 GB or more
    Display resolution 1024 × 768 or higher
    Sound card Required
    USB port Required
  • PS4 console
    Always update your PS4 console to the latest version of the system software.
  • An account for PlayStation™Network
    Use the same account that you use for your PS4 console. If you don’t have an account, you need to create one first.
  • High-speed internet connection
    As a standard, we recommend a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 5 Mbps. For best performance, we recommend a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 15 Mbps.
  • DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller
  • USB cable
    Connect your Windows PC and your controller with a USB cable.
  • You can also use a DualSense™ wireless controller or a DualSense Edge™ wireless controller.
  • To use voice chat, you’ll need a microphone, such as the built-in microphone on your Windows PC.

Install the app

You’ll only need to do these steps the first time you use the app. You can use the same app to connect to your PS5 console and PS4 console.


Download  PS Remote Play and save it to your desktop or other location.
Read the “SIE application end user license agreement” as well as the “Privacy policy”. When you select the checkbox, the download button will become available.

SIE application end user license agreement
Privacy policy

Run the installation file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.
During the installation, you might see a request to download additional software that’s needed to use PS Remote Play . To download this software, follow the on-screen instructions.

Set up your PS4 console

Set up your PS4 console in the following ways. You’ll only need to do this the first time you use Remote Play:

  • From the function screen, go to Settings > Remote Play Connection Settings, and then turn on Enable Remote Play.
  • From the function screen, go to Settings > Account Management > Activate as Your Primary PS4, and then select Activate. You can enable this setting on only one PS4 console for each account. Find out more about activating your PS4 console as your primary console in the PS4 User’s Guide.
  • To start Remote Play while your PS4 console is in rest mode, select Settings > Power Save Settings > Set Features Available in Rest Mode. Then select the checkboxes for Stay Connected to the Internet and Enable Turning On PS4 from Network.

Start Remote Play

You’ll take the following steps each time you connect to your PS4 console from your Windows PC.

Turn on your PS4 console or put it into rest mode.
Use a USB cable to connect your controller to your Windows PC.
Launch PS Remote Play on your Windows PC, and then select Sign In to PSN.
Sign in with the same account that you use for your PS4 console.
When you select Settings , you can configure video quality settings for Remote Play such as resolution and frame rate.
Select PS4.
The app searches for the PS4 console that you set up in Set up your PS4 console, and then connects. After it connects, the screen of your PS4 console displays on your Windows PC and you can start using Remote Play.
From the second time onwards, you’ll be able to select the console that you connected to previously.
  • Before trying to connect remotely from outside your home, check that your device connects properly while you're near your PS4 console.
  • If the app can’t find the device that you’d like to connect, or if you can’t connect or have an unstable connection, see “When Remote Play isn’t available”.

Remote Play controls

Besides using your controller, you can also control your PS4 console with the control panel.
During Remote Play, if you move the mouse cursor of your Windows PC over the screen that you’re using for Remote Play, the control panel displays:

  • SHARE button
    Perform the same functions as the controller’s SHARE button.
  • PS button
    Display the home screen of your PS4 console.
  • OPTIONS button
    Perform the same functions as the controller’s OPTIONS button.
  • App volume
    Place your cursor on Speaker Active to display the volume bar, and then adjust the volume of your app. To mute or unmute the app audio, select Speaker Active / Speaker Muted .
  • Microphone status
    Select Mic Active / Mic Muted to turn the microphone on or off.

    Mic on
    Mic off
    Mic not connected
  • Battery level
    Check your controller’s battery level.
  • Screen size
    Change the screen size during Remote Play.

    Enter full screen
    Exit full screen

Quit Remote Play

Click the Close button at the top right corner of the screen you’re using for Remote Play.
To put your PS4 console in rest mode when Remote Play quits, select the checkbox for Put the connected console in rest mode.
Select OK.
Remote Play quits and the screen returns to its original state before your Windows PC was connected to your PS4 console.

To uninstall PS Remote Play , go to your Windows PC settings and select Apps > Apps & features, and then delete PS Remote Play.