Sony has good news for all PS4 lovers. PS4 games from their game-streaming services are now part of the Sony library. This means, for the first time, you can play PS4 games on your PC. One of the most popular gaming platforms available at the moment, PS4 can now be played on PlayStation TV, PC, Windows, and Mac as well as on Sony Xperia smartphone.
If you are confused and don’t know how to use PS4 Remote Play to stream your games to other devices, then this one is for you. In this article, we have jotted simple ways to play PS4 games on your PC. Learn to set up and install PS4 Remote Play PS4 games on PC and also discuss how to play PlayStation games on the PC in case you don’t own a PlayStation.
Simple steps to play PS4 Games on Your PC
- Download and install the official Remote Play app for PC
- Ensure the PlayStation 4 is running software v3.50 or later via Settings > System Software Update
- Open PC Remote Play and connect your Dual Shock 4 controller
- Log into your PSN account
- Click Manually connect, if your PS4 isn’t automatically found
How to set up PS4 Remote Play on a PC
Step 1: Download and install PC client
The very first step is to download the official Remote Play app for PC. Once you have downloaded the installer, simply install the app.
Step 2: Update PS4 software to 3.50 if you haven’t already
Depending on your PlayStation 4 settings, you will be prompted to download and install the update automatically. However, if this hasn’t happened, don’t be worried. You can also go to Settings > System Software Update to manually trigger the update.
Step 3: Open PC Remote Play app and connect your DualShock4 controller
Even though most PCs offer Bluetooth support, Sony has designed the Remote Play App to work with wired connections. It means you’ll have to plug your PS4 controller into your PC via a USB cable.
Step 4: Log in to your PSN account
This should be the same as the main account you use on your Playstation4.
Step 5: App will automatically search for your PS4
The search may take a few minutes but if it doesn’t show up after an extended span of time, it has to be done manually. Sony claims that search won’t be able to find your PlayStation 4 via the internet if it isn’t registered as your primary PS4, or it’s completely powered off.
Step 6: Get ready to game
If all goes well, your PC should then connect to your PS4 and you can start gaming away If you want to tweak your connection settings, you must first disconnect from Remote Play by turning off your PS4 or closing the Remote Play app.
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