- PS4 Remote Play in Windows allows you to play your favorite games on a computer instead of the console.
- Settings up Remote Play is simple, you just have to download the app and reconfigure the PS4 settings.
- Also, find out if you can join a PS 4 party on PC.
Sony excited more than a few heartbeats when it announced that its gamers would be able to remotely play PS4 games on Windows PCs last November.
Now, with the advent of the PS4’s next big update — titled 3.50 MUSASHI, a riff off the venerable Playstation classic of yore — PS4 Remote Play with PCs is a possibility that will be made a reality sooner rather than later.
Remote Play allows users to play their favorite PS titles on any device, a critical requirement being a stable Internet connection with the recommended speed of 15 Mbps.
So, let’s find out all there’s about the idea of PS4 Remote Play in Windows, and the related critical information.
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Can you use PS4 Remote Play on PC?
Yes, you can use PS4 Remote Play on PC by downloading the PS Remote Play app and setting it up on the device. Just make sure your computer meets the following requirements:
- OS: Windows 10 or higher
- Storage: 100 MB or more
- RAM: 2 GB or more
- Processor: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processor or higher
- Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
The process is quite simple, and the official website walks you through it. In case you were looking for a detailed walkthrough, here are the exact steps to follow in order for you to use PS4 Remote Play on a Windows PC.
How do I use PlayStation Remote Play on Windows?
- Now, run the setup and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
- Once done, open Settings on your PS4 console.
- Now, go to the Remote Play Connection Settings.
- Tick the Enable Remote Play checkbox here.
- Head back to Settings, and select the Account Management option.
- Select Activate as Your primary PS4.
- Now, select Activate.
- The next step is to enable the use of Remote Play even when the PS4 is in Rest Mode. You can skip it, if you don’t intend to use the feature this way.
- For this, go to PS4 settings, and select the Power Save Settings option.
- Next, select Set Features Available in Rest Mode.
- Enable Stay Connected to the Internet and Enable Turning on PS4 from Network from the options here.
- Now, with the PS4 console turned on or in Rest Mode, as the configured settings may be, plug in the PS4 controller to the PC, and then run the PS Remote Play app.
- Click on the Sign In to PSN option.
- Now, enter the credentials for the Sony Account used on the PS4 you set as primary earlier.
- Click on Confirm and Continue to proceed.
- Choose PS4 here.
- Wait for the linking process to complete. It may take a few minutes the first time you set up Remote Play.
That’s it! You have successfully downloaded PS4 Remote Play in Windows 10, and have it set up. You can now start playing your favorite titles on the PC.
Can I join a PS4 party on PC?
Yes, you can join the PS4 party on the PC and many found the experience more pleasant when compared to the console.
For the party, you will need to set up Remote Play, as discussed in the previous section, and can then both set up a party or join one.
PS4 Remote Play in Windows has proven itself to be useful for gaming experiences that do not hinge victory or defeat on the quality of a connection’s latency. As such, competitive FPS players aren’t likely to find this to be useful while lots of others will.
Also, find out how to fix things if Windows 11 is not recognizing the PS4 controller.
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