Sony has finally allowed millions of its PlayStation 4 (PS4) gamers to remotely play their favourite games directly from a computing device. The new development is possible through the anticipated PS4 Remote Play app that now available on Windows and Mac OS X.
As first emerged in November last year, Sony has expanded Remote Play capabilities with the release of PlayStation 3.50 update. The new system version works with the upgraded Remote Play app to let you live stream game content from your PS4 console to a Windows or Mac OS X device.
The PS4 Remote Play app requires a PC or Mac with at least Windows 8.1 or OS X 10.10. On the downside, it has limited resolution options with up to 720p as the highest one and 60fps frame rate. But, of course, you can use your existing DualShock 4 controller to get almost the same experience that was previously limited to PlayStation consoles.
PS4 Remote Play app compatibility:
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 10
- OS X 10.10
- OS X 10.11
You must need to install the PlayStation 3.50 update on your PS4 console to enable the feature.
In addition to the much-awaited change, the new software version allows you to choose ‘Appear Offline’ status. The update also has a new option to let you’ll be notified when your friends come online. Further, you can use ‘Create Event’ to invite your friends to play together for the next time.
Sony is overall aiming to take on Microsoft’s Xbox One with the development of its new PlayStation update. Features like Remote Play is undoubtedly a hit. Yet, it’s difficult to say that it would help the Japanese company persuading existing Xbox owners.