Control your PS5 console from a Mac

Install [PS Remote Play] on your Mac, and then connect to your PS5 console.

Get ready

You’ll need the following to use Remote Play:

  • Mac

    OS macOS High Sierra
    macOS Mojave
    macOS Catalina
    macOS Big Sur
    Storage space 40 MB or more
    RAM 2 GB or more
    USB port Required
  • PS5 console
    Always update your PS5 console to the latest version of the system software.
  • An account for PlayStation™Network
    Use the same account that you use for your PS5 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.
  • Wireless controller for the PS5 console
  • USB cable
    Connect your Mac and your controller with a USB cable.
  • You can also use a DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller. Connect the controller to your Mac using Bluetooth® or a USB cable. For details on Bluetooth® pairing, 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 Mac.

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.

1.

Download [PS Remote Play] and save it to your desktop or other location.
Select your country or region from the following links and read the "Off-Platform Software Product License Agreement" as well as the "Privacy Policy". When you select the checkbox, the download button will become available.

Download
2.
Run the installation file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.

Set up your PS5 console

Set up your PS5 console in the following ways. You'll only need to do this the first time you use Remote Play:

  • From the home screen, select [Settings] > [System] > [Remote Play], and then turn on [Enable Remote Play].
  • To start Remote Play while your PS5 console is in rest mode, select [Settings] > [System] > [Power Saving] > [Features Available in Rest Mode]. Then turn on [Stay Connected to the Internet] and [Enable Turning on PS5 from Network].

Start Remote Play

You'll take the following steps each time you connect to your PS5 console from your Mac.

1.
Turn on your PS5 console or put it into rest mode.
2.
Use a USB cable to connect your controller to your Mac.
3.
Launch [PS Remote Play] on your Mac, and then select [Sign In to PSN].
4.
Sign in with the same account that you use for your PS5 console.
When you select [Settings], you can configure video quality settings for Remote Play such as resolution and frame rate.
5.
Select [PS5].
The app searches for the PS5 console that you’ve signed in to using your account, and then connects to the console automatically. After it connects, the screen of your PS5 console displays on your Mac and you can start using Remote Play. If multiple PS5 consoles are found, select the console that you'd like to use.
From the second time onwards, you'll be able to select the console that you connected to previously.
  • If it's been more than 60 days since you last logged into your PS5 console, you won't be able to connect to it. Before trying to connect remotely from outside your home, check that your device connects properly while you are near your PS5 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

Besides using your controller, you can also control your PS5 console with the control panel.
During Remote Play, if you move the mouse cursor of your Mac over the screen that you're using for Remote Play, the control panel displays:

  • Create button
    Perform the same functions as the controller's (create) button.
  • PS button
    Display the control center of your PS5 console.
  • Options button
    Perform the same functions as the controller's (options) button.
  • Microphone status
    Select [Mic on] / [Mic off] to turn the microphone on or off.

    The icon showing the mic's status switches. Mic on
    Mic off
    Mic not connected
  • Battery level
    You can check your controller's battery level.

Quit Remote Play

1.
Click the Close button at the top left corner of the screen you're using for Remote Play.
You'll see a message that says "This Remote Play session will be disconnected".
To quit Remote Play while your PS5 console is in rest mode, select the checkbox for [Put the connected console in rest mode].
2.
Select [OK].
Remote Play quits and the screen returns to its original state before your Mac was connected to your PS5 console.

To uninstall [PS Remote Play], drag [PS Remote Play] from your Applications folder and into the trash. Then, go to Finder and select [Empty trash]. Folder and command names might vary depending on your OS version.