PS4 Firmware 3.50 update brings ‘Remote Play’ to PC and Mac and more

Sony introduced Remote Play for Mac and PC last week alongside the PS4 3.5 update to allow users who are not near a PS4 can play anywhere away from home.

This feature is used when the main TV is occupied by someone else, other users can continue to play on the PS4 through any compatible computer or laptop.

The requirements in order to use this new feature will make sure PC users have Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 installed on their computers, and OS X 10.10 or 10.11 for Mac users.

A 2.76 GHz Intel Core i5-560M processor or better will also be required alongside 2GB of RAM dedicated for the software.

With all of that sorted out, users would just need to enable Remote Play on their PS4, download the Remote Play software on their computer and have a good internet connection. A DualShock 4 controller will need to be plugged into the computer in order to use the Remote Play feature.

Users are able to select between 360p, 540p and 720p formats and 30fps or 60 fps in Remote Play. It all depends on the user’s internet connection to receive uninterrupted and lag free gameplay.

Previously, this feature was available only to Sony smartphones and handheld gaming devices such as the PS Vita and tablets.

Aside from Remote Play, the PS4 received other features in the 3.50 update such as the ability to appear offline, a notification whenever a friend appears online and the ability to schedule game sessions with friends. Other features include party size limitations and the ability to see which games each member in a party is playing.


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