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PS4 update adds Remote Play support for iOS

Update 6.50 lets you control your PS4 on your iPhone or iPad

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

A new system software update for PlayStation 4 rolled out today, giving console owners the option to control the system from their iPhone or iPad, via Remote Play for iOS. A new app, PS4 Remote Play, is available to download for free from the Apple App Store.

PS4 Remote Play will let iOS device owners control their PS4, join voice chats using the microphone, and enter text on their console using the keyboard on their mobile device. The app requires iOS 12.1 or later, a PlayStation Network account, and a home WiFi network. PS4 Remote Play cannot be used over a mobile network and is not compatible with a DualShock 4 controller, according to the app’s release notes.

Sony recommends an iPhone 7, iPad sixth generation, iPad Pro second generation, or newer iOS devices for PS4 Remote Play. Not all titles are supported, Sony says.

Remote Play on PS4 was previously supported on Android devices, Mac and Windows PC, and PlayStation Vita.

Today’s PS4 system update also adds an option that will be helpful for import game enthusiasts. Via system settings, PS4 owners can now change the button assignment to perform “Enter” operations from the circle button — the default in Japanese titles — to the cross button.

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