PlayStation 4 can act as a remote screen for your PlayStation 5, Sony has announced, days ahead of the launch of its next-gen console. It’s going to do so with the assistance of a new PS5 Remote Play app that is now to be had on the PS4 home screen in all markets. Whether you were wondering what to do with your PS4 once you were given the shiny new PS5, mannered, now it has a purpose. For example, you’ll be able to have the PS5 hooked up to a 4K TV and plug in the PS4 to a second 1080p screen in a different room.
In an FAQ unveiled Monday, Sony said: “We’re updating PS4’s Remote Play feature. Now, along with having the ability to access your PS4 from a PC or a mobile device, your PS4 can access other consoles via Remote Play too, correct on your TV. This includes the ability to connect with your PS5 and stream a PS5 game to your PS4 so you’ll be able to play it there.”
The PS5 Remote Play app will assist you to stream your PS5 games to your PS4 in full-HD 1080p resolution. But more importantly, this means you’ll be able to play all PlayStation 5 titles with the DualShock 4 controller, which is (annoyingly) not supported with PS5 games on the PS5.
And that — the ability to stream your PS5 to your PS4 — isn’t the only update for PlayStation’s Remote Play feature. PS Remote Play apps have also been up to date on Android, iOS, and Windows 10 to give a boost to the PS5. On PCs, PS Remote Play now has give a boost to for HDR (high-dynamic-range).
Sony may be introducing multiplayer give a boost to to PS Remote Play, a frustrating overlook for the past few years. While that you must play PS4 titles on your own on your laptop, tablet, or phone, you couldn’t have friends or circle of relatives sign up for you in sofa co-op or multiplayer. PS Remote Play now allows you to add three extra users for all supported PS4 and PS5 games.
PlayStation 5 is to be had November 12 in North The us, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea, and November 19 in the remainder of the world, albeit not in India, where the PS5 still doesn’t have a release date.