Updated February 7 2017

Remote Play with Sony Xperia™ devices

This article will explain how to use PlayStation 4 Remote Play with an Xperia device.


What you should know before setting up Remote Play

Activating your PlayStation 4 as the primary system is required for Remote Play.  To do this go to PlayStation 4 (Settings) - [PSN] - [Activate as Your Primary PS4] - [Activate] Instructions will be displayed on the Xperia screen if your PlayStation 4 is not activated.

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Remote Play

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Initial Set-Up

  1. Connect to Network

Connect the PlayStation 4 console and Xperia device to the same home network.

  1. Setup the PlayStation 4

Update the System Software to system software v2.00 or above.

to PSN.

Make sure that the PlayStation 4 is activated as the account’s Primary console. Go to [Settings] > [PSN] > [Activate as Your Primary PS4] > [Activate]

  1. Setup the Xperia Device 

Download & install the Remote Play app (you can download the app from Google Play Store or accessing the PlayStation App). Sign-in to PSN with the same SEN account.

  1. Pair a DS4 with the Xperia

Launch Remote Play App, if On, turn off your DualShock4. Register your DualShock 4 by pressing the PS Button and SHARE button until the light bar blinks. (On screen controller as a secondary input method if a DS4 is not available)

  1. Connect the Xperia Device to the PlayStation 4 Console

Launch Remote Play App, select Next and follow on screen instructions and pair your device with the PlayStation 4.


If you are experiencing issues using the Remote Play app, try these steps below:

Network issues

  • Make sure both PlayStation 4 and Xperia are connected to the same, stable, high-speed home network.
  • On the PlayStation 4 system's function screen, select (Settings) - [Network] - [Test Internet Connection], and then confirm that you are able to connect to both the Internet and PSN.
  • Confirm that port 9304 (UDP) is open. If that port cannot be used, you should adjust your router's port forwarding setting to allow communication to the PlayStation 4 system from the Internet. For details on the port numbers used for remote play and how to adjust settings, you should refer to the instructions supplied with your router or contact your ISP.

Other troubleshooting:

  1. Restart the Remote Play app - On the first screen of the Remote Play app press "Back" button on the navigation bar. Launch Remote Play app again.

Alternatively use the force stop option from recent apps and launch again. Open the settings of your Android device, select [Apps] - Remote Play, press [Force Stop] and lauch the Remote Play app again.

  1. Reboot the device - Turn off the Android device by pressing and holding the power button and select [Power off]. Then turn on the device and lauch the Remote Play app again.
  2. Initialise the application data - Open the settings of the Adroid device, select [Apps] - Remote Play, press [Clear Data] (this step deletes all data stored by the app) and launch the Remote Play app again.

Remote Play on PS4 Pro

You can’t remotely play games in 4K from your PS4 Pro system, but up to 1080p may be available depending on hardware and bandwidth limitations. This is limited to 720p on standard PS4 systems.

If you’d like to use 1080p (30fps) for Remote Play, your broadband will need to be at least 15Mbps whether broadcasting or receiving. However, your PS4 Pro will adapt streaming quality to take changes in broadband speed into account to maximise gameplay stability.