Android users are now allowed in the new firmware update to play PlayStation 4 games on Android using the Remote Play feature. The new PlayStation 4 software update allows users to connect a PlayStation 4 device and play games like “God of War” and “The Last of Us Remastered” on your Android smartphone.
It’s a big problem because so far only Sony Xperia users have been able to enjoy playing remotely, and the new update also comes with many new features such as increasing the number of session members from 8 to 16 members and improving network and audio quality while playing.
To use the new functionality, your Android phone must be running Android 5.0 or higher, keeping in mind that this feature is limited to the US at the moment, which is proof that the feature will be available in other countries in the near future.
How to play PlayStation 4 games on Android:
- Download the PS4 Remote Play app from the Google Play Store.
- Open the app and sign in with your PSN ID.
- The app will start searching for the PlayStation 4 via Wi-Fi, so make sure it is connected to the Internet. This is the automatic slow method, but there is a manual way to pair the PS4 and smartphone with a unique key. On your PlayStation 4, simply go to Settings, then Remote Play Connection Settings, add a device and enter the number displayed on your smartphone.
- Your PlayStation 4 will start running on your Android smartphone.
Users could have done this earlier, but there was no official support for the PS4 console, and now your favorite PlayStation 4 games cannot be played on your Android smartphone.
This feature is especially useful for those who have multiple TVs in their homes, and the PS4 Remote Play app uses your smartphone as a second screen, leaving your TV free for someone else to use.
Also, if you have a poor internet connection, you can change the video quality within the Settings menu in the Remote Play app and you can also reduce resolution and lower frame rates to make it easier to stream games on the slow internet.
Other features of this update:
There is another feature of the latest update other than running PlayStation 4 games on Android.While earlier while using the PS4 Remote Play app on iPhone, there was no option to fix towards the screen, making users play games in portrait mode instead of landscape mode.