A Sony Remote Play application that allows users to stream game streams from their PS4, long exclusive to Sony Xperia smartphones. The company has now announced that this is no longer the case.
"For those who want to stream selected PS4 games on mobile devices, Remote Play can now be used on smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 or higher," the company said in a blog post. "Just download the PS4 Remote Play app from the Google Play Store to use this feature."
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Sony has also confirmed that support for the Dual Shock 4 via Bluetooth is now available on Android 10. Sony specifically says it's for remote play, assuming that the use of dual shock 4 for other Android apps is not yet fully supported (then, after all, it's a Bluetooth controller).
We tried to install PS4 app remotely on Samsung Galaxy S8, OnePlus 7T and Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but in the Play Store list we found that our devices are incompatible. We guess the error is that the update will be supplanted when the corresponding PS4 update (version 7.00) is deleted.
In any case, Remote Play functionality was one of the few reasons to get a Sony Xperia smartphone. It is unclear how many people have specifically purchased a Sony phone to get this feature, especially when enterprising people get it on non-Sony phones.
This can also be seen as a response to Google Stadia as Google's streaming service game approaches its launch in November. Sony has its own PlayStation Now streaming game platform, and the service recently dropped prices from $ 19.99. Up to $ 9.99 per month Month.
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