With the latest update to Sony’s Remote Play app, you can now play PlayStation 5 on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV or any Android smartphone with the DualSense controller.
Sony made the announcement on their official PlayStation account on Twitter.
Remote Play is now available using the DualSense wireless controller to play compatible games on a range of Apple devices. Full details: https://t.co/4fpa77oFqx pic.twitter.com/Z2BlehDLjO
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) May 10, 2021
This isn’t new but earlier you couldn’t use the latest DualSense controller to stream games on your compatible device. Earlier this process would require a DUALSHOCK 4 controller from the PS4 series in order to play PS5 games remotely on a compatible device.
But now you can easily use the DualSense controller with support for Adaptive triggers. The compatible list of devices include, but not limited to:
- iOS devices running iOS 14.5
- Apple TV’s
- Macs running BigSur 11.3
- Android smartphones running Android 10 or above
Also note, you can also pair the DualSense controller to play games on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iMacs if they’re running their respective latest software versions.
In order to stream games on a compatible device, a user is required to have the following things setup:
- A PlayStation 5 (or Digital Edition) connected to the same broadband network as the streaming device,
- A stable internet connection with at least 15Mbps speed.
- PS Remote Play app installed on the compatible streaming device
- A DualSense controller or a DualShock 4 wireless controller
- A compatible PlayStation game
Please note that you’ll lose out on the following benefits while using Remote Play with the DualSense controller:
- Controller pairing: You’ll have to pair the controller every time you switch devices.
- Streaming quality: The streaming quality of the game will heavily depend on your internet connection speed.
- The built-in microphone, speaker and headphone jack will not work. So, this is a serious bummer for games that use such hardware.
- There is also no haptic feedback while streaming games via the app.
So, you lose a decent amount of benefits while streaming your PS5 games with the DualSense controller. But, the fact that you can even play these amazing PS5 games on such a small device like the
iPhone 12 Mini is mind blowing. This proves, console gaming and technology has come a long way.
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