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PS4 Remote Play: How to Set Up and Use It on PC and Mac

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The latest PS4 update released today and gave PlayStation fans the chance to access their consoles even when they’re not right by it through Remote Play. Of course, this kind of thing requires a bit of setting up and it’s easy to get lost in all of the different requirements and instructions you’re tasked with. So we’re here to guide you through it.

First things first, you’re going to want to make sure your PS4 is updated to updated 3.50. If your console is connected to the internet, you should have a notification letting you know it’s ready to download or update. Simply allow the update to download and then apply the update by hitting X on the notification.


Once this is done and your console has finished updating, you’ll probably notice a couple of new changes to your home screen. You can also make sure you’re updated to version 3.50 by jumping into the system settings and heading over to System Information under the System menu.

Now we’re going to move over to your computer. First off, make sure your PC or Mac will be capable of using the Remote Play feature. You can check the system requirements out below.

Windows PC

  • A computer with either of the following operating systems.
    • Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel Core i5-560M Processor 2.67 GHz or faster
  • 100 MB or more of available storage
  • 2 GB or more of RAM
  • 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
  • Sound card
  • USB port

Mac

  • A computer with either of the following operating systems.
    • OS X Yosemite
    • OS X El Capitan
  • Intel Core i5-520M Processor 2.40 GHz or faster
  • 40 MB or more of available storage
  • 2 GB or more of RAM
  • USB port

Now that you’ve checked these, go ahead and download the installation tool for Remote Play here. Run the installation and follow the steps until you find the PS4 Remote Play icon on your desktop. Open this and it’ll ask you to connect a DualShock 4 controller to your PC or Mac via USB.

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