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PS4 Streaming to PC via Android Remote Play: A 21st Century Title

by Lambert Varias

A few months ago we talked about how the PlayStation 4’s Remote Play feature – which is officially exclusive to the PS Vita and the Z3 mobile devices – might be modified so that it can be used on any Android 4.0+ device. That indeed came to pass, and the modded Android app is now out in the wild. So what’s next? It might be playing with the PS4 on a PC.

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The screenshot above is from Redditor crashtheface. He used an Android emulator called Bluestacks to run the modded PS4 Remote Play app on his Windows PC. Right now, it looks like this is as far as you can go, as there’s currently no easy way to use the DualShock 4 controller with Bluestacks (the folks behind the Sixaxis app appear to be working on it though). Not to mention the various Internet connectivity problems that many testers are experiencing at the moment.

So why would you do this? For one thing, it lets you connect to your PS4 over the Internet. The vanilla Remote Play app requires that the PS4 and the connected Vita or Z3 device both be on the same Wi-Fi network. But if this hack works, you might be able to use your PS4 from miles away, as long as your Internet connection is up to it.

Also, Redditor iAMA_Leb_AMA humorously pointed out that we could go deeper: emulate Android on your PC, then get a remote desktop app on your iOS device and bam! PS4 on your iPhone. With massive lag. Then AirPlay your iPhone’s display to your TV via Apple TV and bam! Space will fold in on itself.

[via Reddit]

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Comments (5):

  1. Paul says:

    I’m sitting in London playing my ps4 of my vita no problems,I had a rooted Samsung tab s and that behaved fine as well, but the vita can and could for a long time play across the internet

  2. Rokas says:

    “So why would you do this? For one thing, it lets you connect to your PS4 over the Internet.”

    You could always do this with the Vita and those Sony phones…
    I always use my Vita for this when I’m at a friends house.

    • sophia says:

      yeahhhh but not everyone has the money for a vita or one of those “expensive as hell” sony phones. We’ve spent the money on the ps4, maybe the plus account and maybe a game or two. thats all we’ve got available to extend to our gaming needs. some, not even that.

      • Vincent Vancalbergh says:

        The Xperia Z2 isn’t THAT expensive. Bought mine at 329€ which I’d call “moderately priced” compared to a 150€ entry model and a 600+€ iPhone.

        I linked a spare DS4 and play from wherever the Internet connection will let me !

  3. spencer says:

    I have gone past all that if ur home useing the remote play app just sync ur controller to ur main profile on ur ps4 and the set up a second user profile on ur ps4 and connect ur remote play app to the secondary account as long as ur home ur ps4 will be nothing more then ur console ur phone ur tv and the only thing that u needed to do was make a second psn account lol I got 2 so my ps4 remote play app is connected to my old psn for remote play view and my new account is what I use to play with my ds4 u can have 4 profiles logged in on ur ps4 y not do it right

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