One of the coolest features of Sony’s PlayStation 4 is the ability to stream games to a compatible device, like a Vita or Xperia smartphone. Up until now, this feature has been locked to Sony’s own devices, but that changed recently with the release of a custom APK. Now, anyone with an Android 4.4 smartphone or tablet can install the PS4 Remote Play app and start streaming games. Some users have even reported success with Android 4.2 and 4.3 devices.
The custom APK is available for free from a number of websites, and it’s pretty easy to install. Just download the file, launch it on your Android device, and follow the prompts. Once it’s installed, you’ll be able to connect your PS4 to your device and start playing games. The only downside is that you’ll need a good internet connection to get the best results. But if you’ve got that covered, you’re in for a treat. So go ahead and give it a try!
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What is Remote Play?
Before we get started, let’s go over what exactly remote play is. In short, remote play allows you to connect your PS4 to your Android device and play games on the go. This means that you can take your PS4 with you wherever you have an internet connection and pick up where you left off.
If you’re a fan of gaming on your Sony Xperia smartphone or tablet, then you might be aware of the company’s Remote Play app. This handy piece of software lets you stream your PS4 games to your Xperia device, so you can keep playing even when you’re away from your console. Unfortunately, Sony has chosen to lock the app to its own Xperia range, which means that many gamers are missing out.
Fortunately, XDA member TheScriptKitty has created a port of the Remote Play app that will work with any Android KitKat (4.4+) phones and tablets.
This is great news for anyone who wants to use the Remote Play app but doesn’t own a Sony Xperia device.
How to Set Up TheScriptKitty’s Remote Play
If you’re looking to install the RemotePlay app on your Android device, you won’t need root permission to do so. However, if you want to use the DualShockManager with your controller, you will need to root your device. Here’s the most up-to-date installation method:
- First, download and install the RemotePlayPortV0.6.1.apk. Remember to uninstall the previous version if you have it on the device.
Next, download and install the DualShockManager.apk (this step is optional).
- After that, move the APK into /system/app/ and change the permissions to RW-R-R.
- Finally, reboot your device and you should be good to go!
With just a few quick and easy steps, you can enjoy all of your favorite PlayStation 4 games right from your Android device—no rooting required! So whether you’re away from home or just want to play some games in bed, remote play is a great way to stay entertained. Give it a try today!