PlayStation 4 can now stream PlayStation 5 games via Remote Play

According to Sony, PlayStation can act as a remote screen for your PlayStation 5 4 days before the next-gen console launches. It does this using a new PS5 Remote Play app, now available on the PS4 home screen in all markets. If you’ve been wondering what to do with your PS4 after receiving the shiny new PS5, now it has a purpose. For example, you can connect the PS5 to a 4K TV and connect the PS4 to a second 1080p screen in another room.

In a FAQ presented on Monday, Sony said: “We are updating the remote play function of PS4. In addition to accessing your PS4 from a PC or mobile device, your PS4 can now access other consoles directly on your TV using Remote Play. That includes the ability to connect to your PS5 and stream a PS5 game to your PS4 so you can play it there. “

The PS5 Remote Play app allows you to stream your PS5 games to your PS4 in full HD 1080p resolution. More importantly, however, you can play all PlayStation 5 titles using the DualShock 4 controller, which is (annoyingly) unsupported for PS5 games on the PS5.

And that – the ability to stream your PS5 to your PS4 – isn’t the only update to PlayStation’s remote play feature. PS Remote Play apps have also been updated on Android, iOS, and Windows 10 to support the PS5. PS Remote Play now supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) on PCs.

Sony is also rolling out multiplayer support for PS Remote Play, a frustrating bug in recent years. While you can play PS4 titles by yourself on your laptop, tablet, or phone, you can’t have friends or family in co-op or multiplayer. PS Remote Play now allows you to add three additional users for all supported PS4 and PS5 games.

PlayStation 5 will be available in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and South Korea on November 12, and in the rest of the world on November 19, but not in India, where the PS5 has not yet been released.

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