PlayStation Update To Add Android Remote Play
Posted Oct 07, 2019 by DarthHazard
A software update is set to be released for PlayStation 4 later this week and version 7.00 will add some great functionality to current system features.
The first additions and changes have been made to the party feature. Sony has decided to add some new features and services which include:
- The maximum size of user parties increased to 16 from 8.
- Network connectivity has been improved alongside audio quality.
- Accessibility support with Chat Transcription has been added (however this is currently only available for gamers based in the US).
The back-end for the party function has been improved to allow for improved network connectivity thus allowing users “to overcome connectivity issues previously experienced when connecting with other users”.
The accessibility support with Chat Transcription will allow gamers using the Second Screen App on mobile devices to see party voice chat as text. It will also allow players to enter text which will then be read out to other party members.
The other big changes come to the Remote Play function.
For those that haven’t had any experience of it, Remote Play is a feature that allows gamers to stream their PS4 to their PC/Mac, PS Vita, Sony Xperia, and Apple iOS devices.
And this feature will now work with smartphones and tablets that are running Android 5.0 or higher. All you have to do is to download the PS4 Remote Play app from the Play Store to take advantage of this new functionality.
The app has also been updated to allow iPhone and iPad users to display the controller at all times and to lock the orientation of their screen.
Gamers with Android 10, iOS 13, iPadOS 13 or macOS Catalina will also be able to use their Dualshock 4 wireless controllers via Bluetooth.
Are you looking forward to this software update for the PlayStation 4? And will you be using Remote Play on your Android device? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.