How to play PS4 games on your Android device – [Video]
One of the perks of owning a PS4 is the remote play functionality that the console offers. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Remote Play, here’s a quick look. The Remote Play feature lets users cast their consoles content on any external device such as a laptop, tablet and even a smartphone. Till now, the feature only worked on certain Sony devices and required other phones to be rooted for the app to work. As of today, things are about to change thanks to our friends at XDA developers who have come up with a modified version of the app that runs on any device running Android 4.0 or higher.
Just follow these few simple steps and you’ll be good to go:
- On your Android device, go to Settings > Security and turn on Unknown Sources
- Visit XDA-Developers and download the modified PS4 Remote Play app
- When the download finishes, go to Downloads on your device and tap the Remote Play apk file
- Follow the on-screen instruction to install the app
- Turn on your PS4
- Open the Remote Play and tap Next
- Log into you PSN account
- The application will then connect to your PS4
Once the connection is made, you’ll see the content from your PS4 on your Android device with a virtual controller below it. If you rotate your device to landscape mode, the PS4 content will rotate and fill the display with the controls overlaid on top. While the PS4 Remote Play feature works perfectly fine, it can be a bit slow and laggy at times if your WiFi network is bogged down. For best performance, we recommend that your PS4 is wired into your router. There is also the option to reduce the stream resolution in the PS4 Remote Play app on your Android device. So the next time you’re in the mood to play but the rest of the family has taken over the TV, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. For those of you who give this a try, do share your experiences with us in the comments below. Cheers!!