PS4 Remote Play for Windows and OS X Is Now Available
Sony has rolled out a new firmware update for its PlayStation 4 console. Known as version 3.50, the firmware adds new social features such as the ability to appear offline and schedule gameplay sessions with friends, as well as includes support for Remote Play – a feature that allows users to stream PS4 games to their Macs and Windows PCs.
The new update is expected to hit PS4 consoles shortly. In order to enjoy the Remote Play capabilities, you’ll have to download the Remote Play utility for Windows or OS X.
PC system requirements for Windows include a minimum of a dual core (4 thread) Intel Core i5 560M @ 2.67 GHz and 2GB of RAM. Mac users require an even lower end i5 520M clocked at 2.4 GHz.
As for the OSes, PS4 Remote Play is compatible with the 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1 and 10, or Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. Unfortunate for a fair amount of PC users however, the feature won’t support Windows 7.
Further, a bare minimum of a 5Mbps symmetrical broadband connection is needed to stream games to remote devices, whereas for best results, Sony recommends a connection with at least 12 Mbps download and upload speeds.
Sony also supports the DualShock 4 controller for Remote Play, which users need to connect to their PC / Mac via a USB cable. Initial setup instructions can be found over at the Remote Play utility page (link above).
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