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How to play Play on your phone

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How to play Play on your phone: Love yours PlayStation 4, you believe that the Sony console’s stock is one of the best around, however you often find yourself with your home TV busy and unable to continue your gaming adventures. In light of this, you’ve wondered if there are ways to play PS4 while another person is occupying the TV or when you’re out and about and don’t have the console at hand. By doing some research on Google, you have discovered that the smartphone can be useful for controlling the console, but you are not sure how.

That’s the way it is, right? Well then I would say that you are in the right place at the right time! In today’s guide, in fact, I will explain you in detail how to play play on phone. I will go to analyze all the features of the case, explaining step by step how to use them. At the end of the tutorial you will then be able to play your favorite titles directly from your mobile device, without even having to use a controller. In short, I think I have some information that is right for you.

Courage: why are you still standing there motionless in front of the screen? Are you going to continue with your adventures directly from your smartphone? I would say yes, since you’ve come this far and are reading this post with interest. Come on then, all you have to do is take some time for your passion and follow the quick instructions below. I can assure you that you will be able to reach your goal in a few minutes. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!

Preliminary information

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to play play on phoneI think you might be interested in learning more about what Sony’s possibilities are.

Well, the Japanese company allows you to take advantage of PlayStation content on smartphones in two ways: via Remote Play or through functionality second screen. The first allows you to access the PlayStation wherever you are, by transmitting the video stream from the console (a good internet connection), using the commands that appear on the phone display. The second screen, on the other hand, allows you to control the basic functionality of the console through the touch screen smartphone (for example, you can use the smartphone’s keyboard to type text faster on PS4).

According to Sony estimates, a broadband connection with a speed of at least is required for an optimal Remote Play experience 15 Mbpsthis is in download that in upload. As for the minimum data, to access the aforementioned functions you need to have a connection for at least 5 Mbps. If you don’t know if you meet this requirement, I recommend that you take a look at my guide on how to check your connection speed.

In addition to this, you have to pay attention to the fact that your smartphone is compatible with the various features. Generally speaking, you can access Remote Play and Second Screen from a smartphone with Android 5.0 (or higher) or by a iPhone with iOS 12.1 (or higher).

There is also support for the DualShock 4that is the controller that was provided to you in the box with the PS4: in order to use this feature it is necessary Android 10 or iOS 13. For more information, I invite you to check out my tutorial on how to connect the PS4 pad to your phone.

DualShock 4 Remote Play

For the rest, in case it has not already been done, you need to set the PlayStation 4 as principal. To do this, just go to the path Settings> Account Management> Activate as Primary PS4 and press the button X of the pad up Activate. For more information, I recommend that you check out my guide on how to put main account on PS4.

Other than that, remember that the console clearly has to be connected to the Internet and associated with a PSN account. Then reach the path Settings> Network> Set Up Internet Connection and set up a connection Wifi or with cable LAN, depending on your needs. For all the details of the case and the complete procedure, I invite you to read my tutorial on how to access PlayStation Network.

How to play PlayStation on your phone

After explaining the various possibilities and explaining the requirements, I would say that you are ready to take action. Below you will find all the details of the case, both for Android that for iOS (also valid for iPadOS, therefore for iPad).

Remote Play

PS4 Remote Play

The Remote Playwhich is the feature that allows you to play the PS4 catalog on the go, is not that difficult to enable.

In fact, you just need to activate this possibility from the console and use the appropriate application on your smartphone (or even on the tablet). To proceed, turn on the PS4go to the upper toolbar (the icons on the main console screen) and press the button X controller on Settings. After that, go to the tab Remote Play connection settings and check the box Enable remote play.

Now, go to the path Settings> Power Saving Settings> Set the functions available in sleep mode and check the boxes related to the options Stay connected to the internet And Enable power on of PS4 from network. This way, you will be able to use Remote Play in all contexts, even when the console is on standby.

Great, now you have set up the console to be able to take advantage of Remote Play. It’s time to download the application, then open the Play Store (in case you have an Android device) or theApp Store (for iPhone or iPad), search for “ps4 remote play“And presses onapp icon (a white controller on a blue background). At this point, tap the button Install / Get and, if you use iOS / iPadOS, verify yours identity via Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password.

Remote Play iPhone

Once the application has started, press successively on Start And Confirm and continue. Next, do the login to your PlayStation Network account by typing email address And password and tapping the button Log in.

Once this is done, the application will scan your network looking for the PlayStation 4. If the console is not detected, you can press the button Record manuallypresent at the bottom right, type the code and press on Register. You can get the code involved by going, from the PS4, in the path Settings> Remote Play Connection Setup> Add Device.

At this point, the video stream of the console will appear on the screen. If you’re not using a controller, you should see different screens touch controls. Perfect, now you can play PS4 with your smartphone.

Second screen

PS4 second screen

If, on the other hand, you need to control the basic actions of the console via smartphone, you should take a look at the application PS4 Second Screen.

To download and install the latter, just launch the Play Store (Android) or theApp Store (iOS / iPadOS), search for “ps4 second screen“And press onapp icon (a white smartphone on a blue background). After that, you have to press the button Install / Get and, if you are using an iPhone or iPad, check yours identity using Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password.

Once the application is launched, first tap on Forward and then on Confirm and continue. At this point, press the icon X located at the top left and select the PlayStation 4 name you want to associate. After that, go back to the console, go to the path Settings> Mobile app connection setup and press on Add device.

Add PS4 device

Now go back to your mobile device, type the code that the PS4 has made appear on the screen and press on Register. Great, at this point the PS4 Second Screen app should show you its main screen. All you have to do is click on the icon Second screen and you can use your smartphone to control basic console activities, such as the keyboard.

For more information, I recommend that you check out my tutorials on how to play PS4 on Android and how to play PS4 on iPhone. Also, since you usually use Sony’s home console, I also feel like inviting you to take a look at the page on my site dedicated to PlayStation 4, where you can find many guides that might be right for you