Like Xbox One’s Windows 10 remote play features, Sony will be providing something similar for PS4. Remote play allows players to stream and play PS4 games from the console to a computer, even from very far away. Sony has not set a release date for the remote play feature, but an unofficial remote play app does exist for Windows only, not Mac.
Chloe Albanesius from PC Mag reported the following:
“App developer Twisted didn’t want to wait for Sony, and created a workaround known as Remote Play PC. It launched on Wednesday and costs 6.50 GBP (about $10). ‘The only way to support this is to charge for the app, all my previous projects have been free and I don’t want to have to but sadly its [sic] the only way to support my living costs,’ Twisted said in a blog post.
There’s no word on whether Sony will crack down on Twisted’s workaround or let it stand until its own solution is released. Yoshida didn’t elaborate on timing for the official app.”
We will have to wait and see if the official Sony remote play app is as good or better than the unofficial one. I am more interested in an affordable rental service that allows players to play PS4 games, like Fallout 4, on any computer device without owning a console.
Xbox One is already ahead of Sony when it comes to remote play features, but it is nice to see that both consoles are becoming more accessible with the variety of features available.
Here is a preview video from Hackinformer that explains how to use and set up the remote play app from Twisted: