PlayStation 4’s 3.50 update has blessed us with the brand new ability to remotely play PS4 games on our computers. That’s right folks, you will now be able to stream PlayStation 4 titles to your PC or Mac.

But before we can do that, we must set up a connection between the console and the computer. With these 4 steps, you will be remotely playing your PS4 games in no time.

STEP 1: General setup

First, you’ll want to make sure your PlayStation 4 and your computer are on the same network. You’ll be able to Remote Play over the internet in a later update.

Second, If you haven’t activated your system as your primary PlayStation 4, go ahead and do that now in the “PlayStation Network and Account Management” settings.

Primary PS4

STEP 2: Download the app

You will need to download and install the Remote Play app. In order for Remote Play to work on your machine, your PC must be running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, and have a 2.67 GHz Intel Core i5-560M CPU or better, 2 GB of RAM, and 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution.

Mac users will need OSX Yosemite or OSX El Capitan, a 2.40 GHz Intel Core i5-520M CPU or better, and 2 GB of RAM.

If your rig fits the bill, you can download the app for Windows PC or Mac.

STEP 3: Set up your PlayStation 4

Now we must head into the PS4 console settings. Go to the “Remote Play Connection Settings” and check the box to enable Remote Play.

Enable Remote Play

If you wanna be able to wake your PS4 from rest mode via Remote Play, you will need to head into the Settings menu and find the “Power Saving Setting” then “Set Features Available in Rest Mode” and select the boxes for staying connected to the internet and enable turning on from the network.

With this step done you will now have the means to access your PlayStation 4 games from your computer without bothering to make sure the system is turned on.

STEP 4: Play!

Now with all these steps completed, plug your DualShock 4 controller into your computer with a USB cable, and start the Remote Play app. You’ll then need to sign in into your PlayStation account, which should not pose any problems.

When your have finally connected, you can switch into full-screen mode if you want and start your game. Sony recommends you use a wired network connection for both your PS4 and your computer for things to run as smoothly as possible. You can change the streaming resolutions and frame-rate from within the app to help with any issues you may have.

That’s it – you’re ready to take PlayStation 4 gaming to your personal computer!


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