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PS4 Remote Play app will let you stream from your PS5

A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one

At left, a PlayStation 4 with a DualShock 4 controller. At right, a PlayStation 5 with a Dualsense controller. Photo: Henry Hargreaves for Polygon

Remote Play on PlayStation 4, which lets console owners access their PS4 from a PC or mobile device to stream games over a wireless connection, is getting an upgrade. Now, Remote Play on PS4 will also let users connect to and stream games from the PlayStation 5, Sony announced Monday in its Ultimate FAQ on the next-gen console.

The new feature will be available later this week, when the PlayStation 5 launches in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. (The rest of the world will get the PS5 one week later, on Nov. 19.)

We haven’t been able to test the PS4’s new Remote Play feature ourselves, but the option would presumably allow control of PlayStation 5 games using a DualShock 4 controller, something that isn’t supported on PS5. (As Sony notes in its FAQ, the new DualSense wireless controller is not compatible with the PlayStation 4.)

As for Remote Play on PlayStation 5, that will work in the same way it did on PS4: Players will be able to access their PS5 from a PC or mobile device. Remote Play on PC for PS5 games will support the DualSense wireless controller via a wired USB connection.

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