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Sony Working on App to Stream PS4 Games on Mac and PC

Sony executive Shuhei Yoshida has announced on Twitter that the company is working on an official Remote Play app for Mac and PC, enabling users to stream and play PS4 games on desktops and notebooks, per The Verge.

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Remote Play is currently limited to various Sony devices, including the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV and newer Xperia-branded smartphones and tablets. All new PS4 games must be compatible with Remote Play, except for games that use peripherals such as PlayStation Move.
While owning a PS4 gaming console will still be required to play games like Fallout 4 or Destiny on a Mac or PC, the expanded Remote Play app will move Sony games one step closer to true cross-platform playability.

Tags: Sony, PS4


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9 months ago

Brilliant, brilliant idea.

Kids hog the TV. You have the Playstation turned on, whirling away. You stream the game and play on your iMac/MacBook, wherever you want, with no framerate issues or performance problems. Hopefully the streaming will be really smooth and support some nice resolutions.


Xbox One already does this with Windows, it's not their idea.
Rating: 7 Votes
9 months ago

Xbox One already does this with Windows, it's not their idea.

Party pooper

:D
Rating: 5 Votes
9 months ago

Does this functionality let you play games if you are away from home on your laptop? Or does the computer need to be on the same local network as the PS4 for this to work?

Should work from anywhere if you have a decent signal at both ends. I spent a good few lunches at work doing Assassins Creed Black Flag busywork remotely from my vita. :)
Rating: 4 Votes
9 months ago

Brilliant, brilliant idea.

Kids hog the TV. You have the Playstation turned on, whirling away. You stream the game and play on your iMac/MacBook, wherever you want, with no framerate issues or performance problems. Hopefully the streaming will be really smooth and support some nice resolutions.

It works really well on the Vita and PS TV, totally reasonable latency for most games. I expect 1080p. :)
Rating: 4 Votes
9 months ago
Brilliant, brilliant idea.

Kids hog the TV. You have the Playstation turned on, whirling away. You stream the game and play on your iMac/MacBook, wherever you want, with no framerate issues or performance problems. Hopefully the streaming will be really smooth and support some nice resolutions.
Rating: 3 Votes
9 months ago
I am SOO excited for this!! This opens up a whole new world of possibilities! Let's hope now that the remote play will work with multiple controllers, so co-operative play can happen!
Rating: 3 Votes
9 months ago

Xbox One already does this with Windows, it's not their idea.


Doesn't stop it being a brilliant idea, it's not like people are saying "this has never been done before!" :D
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago

Actually... every review I have seen regarding remote play of PS4 games on PSTV has been bad... complaining of 1-2 second lag... even on wired connections.

Err, but PSTV is just a vita with no screen and Ethernet, and the vita does it almost lag free (I played through a lot of Bloodborne with it) - I even use my Vita as an extra controller on multiplayer PS4 games and the vita player never complains. - and they're looking at the TV, not the vita screen. (4 player Rayman, which requires a lot of splitsecond timing)

There's no way it has a couple of seconds lag, unless something veeery weird is going on.
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago
Anything to make gaming on a Mac not terrible.
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago

Xbox One already does this with Windows, it's not their idea.


You're aware that Sony created remote play in 2006?
Rating: 2 Votes

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