Control your PS4 console from a mobile device

Install [PS Remote Play] on your mobile device, such as an Android™ smartphone or tablet, iPhone, or iPad, and then connect to your PS4 console.

Get ready

You’ll need the following to use Remote Play:

  • Android™ smartphone or tablet, iPhone, or iPad
    For details about system requirements, go to Google Play™ or the App Store.
  • 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’ll 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.
  • You can’t use Remote Play on your mobile device’s cellular data network. Use Wi-Fi® to connect to a high-speed internet connection.
  • You can connect your DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller to your mobile device and use it for Remote Play. To find out more about how to connect your wireless controller, see "Using the DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller on another device".
  • To use voice chat, you'll need a microphone, such as the built-in microphone on your mobile device.

Install the app

From Google Play™ or the App Store, download and install [PS Remote Play] on your mobile device. You can use the same app to connect to your PS5 console and PS4 console. You can also access Google Play™ or the App Store using the following 2D codes. You'll only need to do these steps the first time you use the app.

Google Play™

QR code of Google Play

App Store

QR code of App Store

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 turn on [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 mobile device.

1.
Turn on your PS4 console or put it into rest mode.
2.
Launch [PS Remote Play] on your mobile device, and then select [Sign In to PSN].
3.
Sign in with the same account that you use for your PS4 console.
4.
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 mobile device 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 are near your PS4 console.
  • If the app can't find the device that you'd like to connect, or if you can't use Remote Play, see "When Remote Play is not available".

Remote Play controls

If you tap on the screen of your mobile device during Remote Play, the controller buttons display.

If you're using an Android™ smartphone or tablet, button and icon designs may vary.

If you select [options], the control panel displays.

You can perform the following actions from the control panel:

  • Settings
    You can change settings such as screen orientation and how the controller buttons display. The control panel is also where you'll quit Remote Play.
  • SHARE button
    Perform the same functions as the controller's SHARE button.
  • PS button
    Display the home screen of your PS4 console.
  • Microphone status
    Select [Mic on] / [Mic off] to turn the microphone on or off.

  • OPTIONS button
    Perform the same functions as the controller's OPTIONS button.
  • Close
    Close the control panel.

Quit Remote Play

1.
Tap on the screen during Remote Play.
The controller buttons display.
2.
On the bottom right corner of the screen, select [options].
The control panel for Remote Play displays.
3.
Select [Settings], and then select [Disconnect].
You’ll see a message that says "This Remote Play session will be disconnected".
To quit Remote Play while your PS4 console is in rest mode, select the checkbox for [Put the connected console in rest mode].
4.
Select [OK].
Remote Play quits and the screen returns to its original state before your mobile device was connected to your PS4 console.