Control your PS5 console from a mobile device

Install [PS Remote Play] on your mobile device, such as an Android™ smartphone or tablet, iPhone digital mobile device, or iPad digital mobile device, and then connect to your PS5 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.
  • 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.
    To use mobile data for Remote Play, you'll need to set up your mobile device. For details, see "Prepare your mobile device".
  • Remote Play uses a lot more data than most video streaming services. If you're using Remote Play with mobile data, be careful not to exceed your data cap or run up a large mobile phone bill.
  • You can connect your wireless controller to your mobile device. To find out more about compatible devices and how to connect your wireless controller, see “Using a wireless controller”.
  • 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.

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].

Prepare your mobile device

To use mobile data for Remote Play, you'll need to set up your mobile device. Depending on your carrier and network conditions, you might not be able to use mobile data for Remote Play.
If your device is connected to Wi-Fi®, you'll continue to use Wi-Fi when you start Remote Play.

1.
Launch [PS Remote Play] on your mobile device, and then select [Sign In to PSN].
2.
Sign in with the same account that you use for your PS5 console.
3.
Select [Settings] at the upper right corner of the screen, and turn on [Mobile Data] > [Using Mobile Data].
4.
Select [OK].
  • We recommend that you turn on [Notify Me When Using Mobile Data]. You'll be notified each time you start Remote Play using mobile data.
  • You can choose the image quality of Remote Play when using mobile data. Select [Video Quality for Streaming] to adjust this setting. Data traffic may vary depending on the video quality you choose.

Start Remote Play

You’ll take the following steps each time you connect to your PS5 console from your mobile device.

1.
Turn on your PS5 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 PS5 console.
4.
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 mobile device 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.
  • Your mobile device won't be able to search and connect to your PS5 console if it's been more than 60 days since you last logged in. Before trying to connect remotely from outside your home, check that your device connects properly while you're near your PS5 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

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
    Change settings such as screen orientation and how the controller buttons display. The control panel is also where you’ll quit Remote Play.
  • Create button
    Perform the same functions as the controller’s (create) button.
  • PS button
    Display the control centre of your PS5 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.
At 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 PS5 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 PS5 console.