With the launch of the PlayStation 5 later this week, there may be some people out there planning to buy one of these and get rid of the PS4 in the process. It makes sense to do something like this – after all, most PlayStation 4 games will be playable on PlayStation 5, and selling your PS4 means you would have some extra money to invest in new hardware. If you were thinking of doing that, you might want to hit the brakes for now, because today Sony has added a Remote Play app to the PlayStation 4 that will make the console relevant in the next generation.
This Remote Play app allows you to stream games from PlayStation 5 to your PlayStation 4, so if you live in a house with multiple TVs, you can use PS4 as a kind of streaming box. The app started appearing on PlayStation 4 consoles today, but of course, since no one has a PlayStation 5 yet, the masses of social media (particularly those on Reddit) were unable to do more than share screenshots of the installed app. on your PlayStation 4 Consoles.
Eurogamer, however, detailed the application a little more, saying that on the PS5 you want to stream from, you will have to enable Remote Play first by going to Settings> System> Remote Play> Enable Remote Play. Quite simple, and users still have several resolution options when it comes to PS5 Remote Play: 540p, 720p and 1080p.
As Eurogamer notes, this potentially opens the door to playing PS5 games with DualShock 4, something Sony has already said is not possible when you are actually playing on a PlayStation 5. Although DualShock 4 can connect to PlayStation 5 to For PS4 game control purposes, it won’t work on any PlayStation 5 games, which leaves us wondering how Sony handles DualShock 4 on PS5 Remote Play.
These answers will likely become clearer as more people start using the app, but for now, at least we know that the PlayStation 4 will still be of great use in the next generation. The PlayStation 5 will launch here in the United States on Thursday, November 12.