PlayStation Remote Play on PC and Mac 

PlayStation Remote Play on PC and Mac 

With Remote Play, you can control your PlayStation® console remotely wherever you have a high-speed Internet connection.

Getting started with Remote Play on PC or Mac

Using the PS Remote Play app, you can control your PlayStation®5 console or PlayStation®4 console from a PC or Mac connected to a high-speed network. Check your PC or Mac meets the requirements and then follow the steps below to set up Remote Play.

You'll need a Windows or Mac computer, and a PS5™ console or PS4™ console to control. Here are the requirement details:

Windows

  • OS: Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit) 
  • Processor: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors or later 
  • Storage space: 100 MB or more 
  • RAM: 2 GB or more 
  • Display resolution: 1024 × 768 or higher 
  • Sound card: Required 
  • USB port: Required

 

Mac

  • OS: macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur 
  • Storage space: 40 MB or more 
  • RAM: 2 GB or more 
  • USB port: Required

 

PS5™ console or PS4™ console

  • The latest system software
    Always update your console to the latest version of the system software.
  • An account for PlayStation™Network
    Use the same account that you use for your console. If you don't have an account, you'll need to create one first.
  • A high-speed Internet connection
    As a standard, we recommend a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 5 Mbps. For best performance, we recommend a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 15 Mbps.
  • A wireless controller for the PS5 console or PS4 console
  • USB cable
    Connect your controller with a USB cable.
  • A mic
    To use voice chat, you'll need a microphone, such as the built-in microphone on your Windows PC or Mac.

Install the Remote Play app on your PC or Mac

You can use the same app to connect to your PS5 console and PS4 console.

  1. Download PS Remote Play.
  2. Run the installation file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.

Set up your PS5 console for remote play 

You'll only need to do this the first time you use Remote Play: 

  1. From the home screen, select Settings System Remote Play, and then turn on Enable Remote Play
  2. To start Remote Play while your PS5 console is in rest mode, select Settings > System > Power Saving > Features Available in Rest Mode. Then tick the boxes for Stay Connected to the Internet and Enable Turning on PS5 from Network.

You'll only need to do this the first time you use Remote Play: 

  1. From the function screen, go to Settings > Remote Play Connection Settings, and then turn on Enable Remote Play
  2. From the function screen, go to Settings > Account Management > Activate as Your Primary PS4, and then select Activate. You can enable this setting on only one PS4 console for each account. 
  3. To start Remote Play while your PS4 console is in rest mode, select Settings > Power Save Settings > Set Features Available in Rest Mode. Then turn on Stay Connected to the Internet and Enable Turning on PS4 from Network.

Start Remote Play from your PC or Mac

You'll take the following steps each time you connect to your PS5 console or PS4 console from your PC or Mac.

  1. Turn on your console or put it into rest mode. 
  2. Use a USB cable to connect your controller to your Mac or PC. 
  3. Launch PS Remote Play app on your PC or Mac, and then select Sign In to PSN.
    Sign in with the same account that you use for your console. 
  4. When you select Settings, you can configure video quality settings for Remote Play such as resolution and frame rate. 
  5. Select PS5 or PS4.
    The app searches for the PS5 or PS4 console that you've signed in to using your account, and then connects to the console automatically. After the app connects, the screen of your console displays on your PC or Mac and you can start using Remote Play. If multiple consoles are found, select the console that you'd like to use. 

From the second time onwards, you'll be able to select the console that you connected to previously. 

If your console cannot connect to your computer automatically, you will be asked to manually register the console on your PC or Mac.

Manually register a console for Remote Play on PC or Mac 

  • PS5 console
    From the home screen of your PS5 console, select  Settings > System > Remote Play > Link Device, and a number displays.
  • PS4 console
    From the function screen on your PS4 console, select  Settings > Remote Play Connection Settings > Add Device, and a number displays.

Launch the Remote Play app on your PC or Mac. Enter the number displayed on the screen of your console to add the device to Remote Play.

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