How to use PlayStation Remote Play

With PlayStation Remote Play, you can stream your PS5 or PS4 games from your console to your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. That means you can pause your game on your TV and open the PS Remote Play app to continue gaming on your mobile device, and vice versa. Here’s how to use PS remote play to stay in the game away from home.

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To use PS remote play, enable remote play on your PlayStation console, then open the app on your phone and sign in with your PSN account to sync devices.


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What is PS Remote Play?

PS Remote Play is an app that lets you continue gaming on the go. You can stream your PS4 and PS5 games, switch between games, navigate the home screen and browse the console’s menus on any compatible device connected to a Wi-Fi network or using your mobile data.

With the app, you can start playing with your PlayStation console on a TV, pause your game, and open the PS Remote Play app on your mobile device, and your game will be there, ready to keep playing from where you left off. Or you can turn on your PlayStation console and start playing directly from the app without ever turning on your TV.

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You can use touch-screen controls to control your game on smartphones or tablets. You can plug in your DualSense controller to play as you would on your console on a laptop or desktop. The app is free to use and is an excellent addition for any PlayStation gamer.

How to set up your PlayStation console for Remote Play

Firstly, select Settings from the home screen, then navigate to System–> Remote Play and turn on Enable Remote Play.

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To start Remote Play while your PS5 console is in rest mode, select Power Saving just below the to manage what features are available in Rest Mode.

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Turn on Stay Connected to the Internet and enable Turning on PS5 from Network.

How to set up your mobile device for Remote Play

Download the Remote Play app to your Android or iOS device. Be aware that Remote Play uses a lot more data than most video streaming services. So if you’re using Remote Play with mobile data, be careful not to exceed your data cap and run up a large phone bill.

Launch PS Remote Play on your mobile device, and then select Sign In to PSN. Use the same account for your PS5 console. Tap the gear icon in the top right to open the Settings menu.

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Tap Mobile Data and enable Use Mobile Data.

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To track how much data you are using, you can turn on Notify Me When Using Mobile Data. Each time you start Remote Play using mobile data, you’ll get a notification. You can reduce the image quality to save on mobile data. To do so, select Video Quality for Streaming.

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Since the PS Vita was a portable gaming device designed by Sony to utilize Remote Play, it works very well with the feature. However, remote play will work just fine on any compatible device as long as you have a strong internet connection.

Does PS Remote Play work with PS4?

Yes, you can follow the same steps in the guide to set up PS Remote Play on your PS4.

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