PlayStation 4's remote play is coming today

After being in development for quite a few months now, the ability to stream games from the PS4 to PC and Mac will become available later today.

This is only one part of the massive 3.50 PS4 System Update, and if you're interested in all of the upcoming features I'll embed the video trailer below as I'll mostly focus on the PC/Mac aspects of the update.


In order to be able to stream PS4 games to the PC, you will require one of the following OS versions:

Windows 8.1

Windows 10 or later

OS X 10.10

OS X 10.11

As far as resolutions and frame rates are concerned, you will be able to chose between three sets:

Resolution options: 360p, 540p, 720p (Default: 540p)

Frame rate : Standard (30fps), High (60fps) (Default: Standard)

Only the DualShock 4 controller is officially supported for Remote Play, and you will need to ensure that its connected via USB to your PC or Mac. If you have some sort of non-standard controller that works on the PS4, but has issues with Remote Play, there are plenty of tools online that can help emulate the DualShock 4 controller, so you don't need to worry too much about that.

Finally, the one key piece that actually makes everything work is the Remote Play Installer which will become available for download later today.

You can read more about the 3.50 update, as well as some details I may have skipped, over at the PlayStation blog.