PlayStation 4 Remote Play arrives on Windows and Mac
Sony has expanded PlayStation 4 Remote Play to both Windows and Mac OS X, allowing gamers to stream their favourite titles to desktops and laptops.
Sony has launched a new update for PlayStation 4 Remote Play this morning, which allows gamers to stream titles to a laptop or desktop running Windows or Mac OS X.
Previously, remote play required either a PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, or eligible Xperia device to make use of. As of today, gamers will be able to download the Remote Play PC client from Sony’s website. Read: Sony is working to stream PS4 games to both Mac and PC
To make use of the client, users will need a PC running Windows 8.1 or higher, or a Mac running OS X 10.10 or higher. Further, a DualShock 4 controller will need to be connected to the relevant computer through USB.
Sony has upped the ante in the remote play field; previously, Microsoft introduced Xbox One remote play over a home network. However, Sony’s solution works at a lower quality; reaching 720p at 60 frames per second, while Microsoft’s is cable of reaching full 1080p at 60 frames per second.
Sony’s decision to make use of the Vita and PlayStation TV for remote play services hasn’t worked out well for the Japanese company; both peripherals have lacked strong sales figures.
The PlayStation 4 Remote Play update rolls out as part of a full PlayStation update – version 3.50 – which is presently seeing a global rollout which began earlier today. Read: Xbox One remote play not set to come to smartphones
What are your thoughts on the introduction of full remote play on the PlayStation 4? Does Sony’s offering beat out or come in second place to what Microsoft has employed on the Xbox One? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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