Update information

Main features of the (PS4 Remote Play) version 1.5.0 update:

  • When entering text during Remote Play, you can now use the keyboard for your PC or Mac.
    Activate this feature under [Use Keyboard] in [Settings] or [Preferences].
  • 1080p has been added as a resolution for video quality in Remote Play. This option is available only on the PS4™ system (CUH-7000 series).
    Set the resolution under [Video Quality for Remote Play] in [Settings] or [Preferences].
  • Stability during use of some features has been improved.

Getting ready

You'll need the following to use (PS4 Remote Play).

  • Computer*
  • PS4™ system*
  • DUALSHOCK™4 wireless controller
  • USB cable or DUALSHOCK™4 USB wireless adaptor
    By using a wireless adaptor, you can use the controller wirelessly.
  • Sony Entertainment Network account
  • High-speed Internet connection
    For best performance, we recommend a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 15 Mbps.

Initial setup

Installing the application

  1. 1.Click one of the links below to download the installation file for (PS4 Remote Play).
    Save the file to your desktop or other location.
  2. 2.Run the installation file.
    An installation dialog box appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the application.
    During the installation, you might see a request to download additional software that's needed to use (PS4 Remote Play). To download this software, follow the on-screen instructions.

Setting up your PS4™ system

Before using this application, you'll need to do the following on your PS4™ system.

  • Enable Remote Play. Select (Settings) > [Remote Play Connection Settings], and then select the checkbox for [Enable Remote Play].
  • Activate the system as your primary PS4™ system. Select (Settings) > [PlayStation Network/Account Management] > [Activate as Your Primary PS4] > [Activate].
  • To start Remote Play while your PS4™ system 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].

Using Remote Play

  1. 1.Turn on your PS4™ system or put it into rest mode.
  2. 2.Connect a controller to your computer with a USB cable, or pair it using a DUALSHOCK™4 USB wireless adaptor.
  3. 3.Launch (PS4 Remote Play) on your computer, and then click [Start].
  4. 4.Sign in with your Sony Entertainment Network account used for your PS4™ system.
  • You'll need to register (pair) your PS4™ system and computer manually if you haven't activated your PS4™ system as your primary system or if this application can't find your PS4™ system. Connect your computer and PS4™ system over the same network, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Some games do not support Remote Play.
  • For details on audio input and output during Remote Play, visit the customer support website for your country or region.

When Remote Play is not available

Refer to the following information if Remote Play is not available, or if you experience stability issues.

  • Generally, a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 5 Mbps is required.
    To view the estimated connection speed for your PS4™ system, select (Settings) > [Network] > [Test Internet Connection].
  • We recommend a wired Internet connection for both your PS4™ system and computer.
  • If you are using a Wi-Fi (wireless) connection, move your PS4™ system closer to the access point or router. Make sure there are no obstructions between them.
  • Other devices on your network might be using a large amount of bandwidth. Wait until they are idle before using Remote Play.
  • Windows® - Select [Settings] > [Video Quality for Remote Play] on the (PS4 Remote Play) start screen. Configure these settings:
    • For [Resolution], choose either [Standard (540p)] or [Low (360p)].
    • For [Frame Rate], choose [Standard].
  • Mac - Launch (PS4 Remote Play). Then choose [PS4 Remote Play] > [Preferences] > [Video Quality for Remote Play] from the menu bar. Configure these settings:
    • For [Resolution], choose either [Standard (540p)] or [Low (360p)].
    • For [Frame Rate], choose [Standard].

The connection speed varies depending on your network environment. For details, contact your Internet service provider.

System requirements

PS4™ system

System software version 4.00 or later

Always update your PS4™ system to the latest version of the system software.

Windows® PC

  • A computer with either of the following operating systems.
    • Windows® 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Windows® 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel Core i5-560M Processor 2.67 GHz or faster
  • Intel Core i5-2450M Processor 2.50 GHz or faster
    When setting [Video Quality for Remote Play] > [Resolution] to [Best (1080p)] and [Frame Rate] to [High] on a PS4™ system (CUH-7000 series).
  • 100 MB or more of available storage
  • 2 GB or more of RAM
  • 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
  • Sound card
  • USB port

Mac

  • A computer with any of the following operating systems.
    • OS X Yosemite
    • OS X El Capitan
    • macOS Sierra
  • Intel Core i5-520M Processor 2.40 GHz or faster
  • 40 MB or more of available storage
  • 2 GB or more of RAM
  • USB port

Uninstalling the application

Folder and command names might vary depending on your OS version.

Windows® PC

In Control Panel, click [Programs and Features], and then uninstall [PS4 Remote Play].

Mac

Drag [PS4 Remote Play] from the Applications folder to the Trash. Then choose Finder > [Empty Trash].

Support information

For more information about (PS4 Remote Play), visit the customer support website for your country or region.

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