Author Topic: Sony skipped its Android competitors, enabled Remote Play for iPhones  (Read 9201 times)

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Gaming on a smartphone or tablet has been a very hot topic in the last couple of years. For one, mobile devices are now powerful enough to run some pretty serious games. Secondly, game streaming is becoming a viable option thanks to advancements in both processing and data transfer technologies.

While cloud gaming without a hitch or lag is still just a dream, home streaming is currently a pretty OK option to use when you are on a pinch. Sony has had home streaming on its PlayStation 4 for years now, but it has only been available for use if you own a Sony Xperia phone or tablet.

Well, no more!

Today, the PlayStation 4 gets its 6.50 firmware update, which finally opens the gates for iOS users. If you own an iPhone 7 or better or a 6th gen iPad or better, running on iOS 12.1, you should be able to download the brand-new PlayStation Remote Play app off the App Store and connect to your home console.

Sony has slowly been pushing Remote Play to more and more systems. It is currently available on Xperia flagship phones as well as Windows and Mac computers. Itís pretty surprising that the feature has made the jump to iOS, but is still not officially available for any other Android phone than a Sony Xperia.