The newest PS4 system software update numbered 6.50 finally enables remote play on iOS devices but comes with a relevant caveat.
According to the description on the official App Store page for the newly released remote play app, the DualShock 4 controller cannot be used with it. This means that you need to either use an iOS-compatible third-party controller, or the rather unwieldy on-screen touch controls.
On top of that, you cannot use the app to play remotely via a mobile network (which would cost you an arm and a leg in data, anyway), some games may be incompatible with it.
The lack of DualShock 4 support is unique to iOS, as it’s available both on PC and on officially-supported Xperia devices.
Below you can read the official description of the app, with all the related caveats, features, and requirements.
Use PS4 Remote Play to access your PS4 via Wi-Fi wherever you go.
- Display the PS4 screen on your mobile device.
- Use the on-screen controller on your mobile device to control your PS4.
- Join voice chats using the mic on your mobile device.
- Enter text on your PS4 using the keyboard on your mobile device.
You need the following items to use this app:
- Mobile devices with iOS 12.1 or later installed
iPhone 7, iPad (6th-generation), and iPad Pro (2nd generation) or later are recommended.
- A PlayStation 4 system with the latest system software version
- An account for PlayStation Network
- High-speed Internet access (home Wi-Fi network)
Notes on the Use of This App
- This app may not be compatible with some games.
- You cannot use the DUALSHOCK 4 with this app.
- This app cannot be used via a mobile network.