PlayStation 4 Remote Play now available on iOS devices

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by Josh Peachey

The latest PS4 update allows iPhone and iPad users to finally play compatible PlayStation games on their devices.

Although some iOS device users might have been able to play PS4 games already *cough cough* (Jailbreak) *cough*, Sony has now officially allowed Remote Play on Apple devices with the console's 6.5.0 update.

The purpose of remote play is to continue playing whilst others are using the PS4 for other things like watching a film. Your game will be streamed to your mobile device, and use on-screen overlay buttons to control the action. 

Sony first launched Remote Play back in 2013, and it was intended to allow gamers stream games from a PS4 console to the recently-discontinued PlayStation Vita. 

In 2016, Sony released Remote Play apps for Windows and Mac, and Sony Xperia phones have also been able to use the Android version of the app. 

It's a long time coming for iPhone users keen to use their iPhones or iPads with their much-loved console.

You'll need an iPhone 7 or later, or a 6th generation iPad or later to make use of the new feature.